Is Marvel’s Insistence on Being So Firmly On-The-Nose Rooted in a Distrust of Its Audience? - In 'Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness', Marvel, writer Michael Waldron and director Sam Raimi, tell rather than show. Is this because they don't trust us to understand film language? Essay by Callum McGuigan.
One Fine Morning (2022) Review - Mia Hansen-Løve's Cannes Film Festival entry 'One Fine Morning' starring Léa Seydoux as a single parent navigating Parisian life, depicts a bittersweet transitional period. Gala Woolley reviews.
What Film Can Teach Us About Heartbreak - "Real life is often nonsensical and absurd – if art can truly mirror that experience, something special can occur." What abstract ideas in film can teach us about heartbreak. Essay by Sam Florsheim.
10 Best Sam Raimi Movie Moments - The 10 best Sam Raimi movie moments, from the upside down kiss in 'Spider-Man' to the chainsaw arm in 'Evil Dead II', ranked. List by Sam Sewell-Peterson.
Men (2022) Review - 'Men' (2022), the new film from 'Ex Machina' and 'Annihilation' director Alex Garland, is either a godsend or a void of nothingness, but never clear. Review by Kieran Judge.
The Before Trilogy: How to Capture a Moment - A love story is made of moments, and in no place are those moments captured better than in Richard Linklater's Before Trilogy - Sunrise, Sunset, Midnight. Essay on why, by Jack Fanning.
Ex Machina (2014) Review - Alex Garland's directorial debut 'Ex Machina' (2014) is a film that becomes richer and more enthralling upon multiple viewings and through intense debate. Review by Sam Sewell-Peterson.
The Bob’s Burgers Movie (2022) Review - Animated sitcom 'Bob's Burgers' transitions from television to cinema with the feel-good and family-friendly 'The Bob's Burgers Movie' (2022). Review by Jacob Davis.
Top Gun: Maverick (2022) Review - Joseph Kosinski directs Tom Cruise in 'Top Gun: Maverick' (2022). "Do you remember how movies used to feel when you were a kid? This is it." Review by Joseph Wade.
Everything Everywhere All at Once (2022) Review - Daniels' witty and imaginative 'Everything Everywhere All at Once' (2022), starring Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan, will leave you breathless and in tears. Review by Sam Sewell-Peterson.
Cooper Raiff and the Strength of Vulnerability - Cooper Raiff uses his films 'Sh*thouse' and 'Cha Cha Real Smooth' to re-evaluate the limits of masculinity, confronting limited stereotypes to present vulnerability as a strength. Essay by Tina Kakadelis.
The Innocents (2022) Review - Eskil Vogt mixes Stephen King with 'Let the Right One In' for 2022 Norwegian art-house film 'The Innocents', a relatable, "quiet, creeping, and always charged" horror. Review by Kieran Judge.
10 Best Moments from Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man Trilogy - The 10 best moments from Sam Raimi's seminal superhero blockbuster trilogy, 'Spider-Man'. List includes moments from 'Spider-Man 2' and 'Spider-Man 3'. Article by Katie Doyle.
Firestarter (2022) Review - Zac Efron stars in Blumhouse's 2022 Stephen King adaptation 'Firestarter', but uninspired filmmaking makes for a bland and derivative experience. Review by Kieran Judge.
10 Most Important Comic Book Movies Ever - What are the most important comic book movies of all time? Which superhero films are the most influential? Find out in this Movie List from The Film Magazine by Joseph Wade.
Dobermann (1997) Review - Jan Kounen's 'Dobermann' (1997), starring Vincent Cassel, marks 25 years on the big screen. It is 'enjoyable with vulgar stylings' worthy of the international cult spotlight. Review by Jacob Davis.
The Takedown (2022) Review - Omar Sy, Laurent Lafitte return for Netflix's 'The Takedown' (2022), a forgettable buddy cop film from 'The Incredible Hulk', 'Now You See Me' director Louis Leterrier. Review by Kieran Judge.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022) Review - Sam Raimi takes the reins of 'Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness', a sentimental and flashy Marvel movie filled with fan service. Benedict Cumberbatch and Elizabeth Olsen star. Sam Sewell-Peterson reviews.
1990s Superhero Movies Ranked - 1990s superhero films ranked worst to best. List includes 'The Crow', 'Guyver', 'The Mask', 'Blade', 'The Mystery Men'. Ranked article by Sam Sewell-Peterson.
Doctor Strange (2016) Review - Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Dr Stephen Strange in Scott Derrickson's Marvel Cinematic Universe offering 'Doctor Strange' (2016), an eye-popping MCU entry. Sam Sewell-Peterson reviews.
‘Jason X’ at 20 – Review - Twenty years on from the release of the tenth 'Friday the 13th' movie, 'Jason X', this shameless space slasher should at least be saluted for playing into its tropes. Kieran Judge reviews.
Spielberg’s ‘Jurassic Park’ VFX Remain the Industry’s Gold Standard - How Steven Spielberg's direction helped to make the visual effects on 'Jurassic Park' (1993) not only revolutionary but the Gold Standard of Hollywood CGI. Article by Joseph Wade.
21st Century Best Picture Oscar Winners Ranked - Every Oscars Best Picture winning movie, as chosen by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in the 21st century, ranked from worst to best. 23 films from 23 ceremonies, taking place from the year 2000.
The Northman (2022) Review - Robert Eggers' third feature film 'The Northman' (2022), starring Alexander Skarsgård as a prince intent on revenge for the murder of his father, might be his best yet. Review by Kieran Judge.
Spider-Man Movies Ranked - Every Spider-Man movie ranked. 'Spider-Man' (2002) to 'Morbius' (2022) via 'No Way Home', 'Venom' and 'Into the Spider-Verse', ranked from worst to best. Article by Joseph Wade.
‘The Cabin in the Woods’ at 10 – Review - 10 years on from the UK release of 'The Cabin in the Woods' (2011/12), Drew Goddard and Joss Whedon's self-aware horror doesn't hit like it used to. Review by Sam Sewell-Peterson.
Sediments (2021) Review – BFI Flare - Writer-director Adrián Silvestre is a fly on the wall to document a group of trans women discussing their transitions in 'Sediments' (2022). Sam Sewell-Peterson reviews.
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (2022) Review - Sonic returns in 'Sonic the Hedgehog 2' (2022) to offer "family filmmaking for a new generation", a funny big screen film starring Ben Schwartz, Jim Carrey and Idris Elba. Review by Joseph Wade.
Cop Secret (2021) Review – BFI Flare - 'Cop Secret' (2021), from Iceland international footballer Hannes Þór Halldórsson, is an outlandish and entertaining buddy cop movie. Sam Sewell-Peterson reviews.
Long Live My Happy Head (2022) Review – BFI Flare - 'Long Live My Happy Head' (2022) is a wonderful new documentary from Will Hewitt and Austen McCowan exploring impending death through art. Review by Sam Sewell-Peterson.