Martha Lane

10 Best Singin’ in the Rain Moments - The 10 best moments from the all-time great and forever iconic movie musical 'Singin' in the Rain' (1952), starring Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor and Debbie Reynolds. List by Martha Lane.
Ghostbusters (2016) Review - In a vacuum, without the context of social media, 'Ghostbusters' (2016) is a perfectly reasonable way to spend 116 minutes. Kristen Wiig leads an ensemble. Review by Martha Lane.
10 Best Ghostbusters Moments - The best moments in 'Ghostbusters' (1984), the family classic comedy starring Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Ernie Hudson and more. Article by Martha Lane.
In the Heat of the Night (1967) Review - Trailblazing Oscars Best Picture winner 'In the Heat of the Night' (1967) starring Sidney Poitier feels tame by today's standards, but still shines a spotlight on inequality. Review by Martha Lane.
10 Best Portrait of a Lady on Fire Moments - The best moments from Céline Sciamma's acclaimed 'Portrait of a Lady on Fire' (2019), a slow burn of repressed desire, passion and love. Written by Martha Lane.
Good Grief (2023) Review - Daniel Levy's feature directorial debut 'Good Grief' (2024), a Netflix Original, promises a lot but doesn't reach the heights of 'Schitt's Creek'. Review by Martha Lane.
10 Best The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Moments - The most impactful, memorable and iconic moments from Peter Jackson's trilogy concluding 'The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King'. List by Martha Lane.
10 Best The Lord of The Rings: The Two Towers Moments - The most spectacular, meaningful and memorable moments from Peter Jackson's 'The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers', the trilogy's middle entry. List by Martha Lane.
10 Best The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Moments - The most impactful, hilarious and memorable moments from Peter Jackson's timeless epic 'The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring' (2001). List by Martha Lane.
Where to Start with The Coen Brothers - Where to begin with the work of Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, the multi-award winning filmmaking duo known as the Coen Brothers. Article by Martha Lane.
‘Frozen’ at 10 – Review - Walt Disney Animation mega-hit 'Frozen' is 10, and with a progressive and influential central narrative it maintains its impact and importance. Review by Martha Lane.
Dashing Through the Snow (2023) Review - 'Dashing Through the Snow' (2023), Disney's direct-to-streaming Christmas offering from Tim Story starring Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges, is a one-watch-and-done festive adventure. Review by Martha Lane.
10 Best Get Out Moments - The best moments from Jordan Peele's award-winning feature debut, 'Get Out' (2017). These are the reasons why 'Get Out' is regarded as an all-time great horror. Article by Martha Lane.
Snow White, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty: Classic Disney Princesses Through the Eyes of a Modern Maiden - Disney Animation classics 'Snow White', 'Cinderella' and 'Sleeping Beauty' are revisited by a 9-year-old and her mother, to evaluate what is outdated and what isn't. Article by Martha Lane.
Haunted Mansion (2023): Review - Disney's 'Haunted Mansion' (2023), starring LaKeith Stanfield at the head of an ensemble cast, is on Disney Plus. It's hard to imagine it becoming a family favourite. Review by Martha Lane.
10 Best Films of All Time: Martha Lane - The 10 best films of all time according to The Film Magazine staff writer Martha Lane. List includes films from different nations, eras, mediums.
El Conde (2023) Review - Pablo Larraín, the director behind 'No' (2012), 'Jackie' (2016) and 'Spencer' (2021), directs a historical satire imagining Chilean Dictator Augusto Pinochet as a vampire. Review by Martha Lane.
10 Best Shark Movies - Steven Spielberg started the craze with 'Jaws' (1975), but which films can claim to be the very best shark movies ever made? Find out here. List by Martha Lane.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem (2023) Review - 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem' is a love letter to the Ninja Turtles of the past, while creating something new and completely captivating. Review by Martha Lane.
Meg 2: The Trench (2023) Review - 'Meg 2: The Trench', from cult British director Ben Wheatley, ticks a lot of shark lore boxes and knows exactly what sort of film it is. Stars Jason Statham. Review by Martha Lane.
They Cloned Tyrone (2023) Review - Netflix Original 'They Cloned Tyrone', starring John Boyega, Teyonah Parris and Jamie Foxx, is enjoyable, funny and entertaining. Review by Martha Lane.
Wes Anderson Movies Ranked - All 11 feature films directed by Wes Anderson ranked worst to best. List includes 'Rushmore', 'The Grand Budapest Hotel', 'Asteroid City' and more. Article by Martha Lane.
‘WALL-E’ at 15 – Review - Still relevant 15 years after it was released, Pixar's 'WALL-E' (2008) is a moral tale but isn't saccharine or preachy, a film brimming with expressive animation. Review by Martha Lane.
‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit’ at 35 – Review - In some respects, Robert Zemeckis film 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit' may seem dated, but it remains a relevant trailblazer with an unforgettable lead pairing. Review by Martha Lane.
‘Jurassic Park’ at 30 – Review - 'Jurassic Park' turns 30. Steven Spielberg's dinosaur classic movie avoids cliché, is driven by character, and is a genre-defining piece even now. Review by Martha Lane.
‘Mud’ at 10 – Review - Jeff Nichols' 'Mud' at 10 - atmospheric, touching, well-written and well-acted. Matthew McConaughey stars in what remains a remarkable film. Review by Martha Lane.
Call Me Chihiro (2023) Review - Rikiya Imaizumi's Netflix Original 'Call Me Chihiro' (2023), is a quiet look at a lonely life that lacks the warmth and satisfaction you may expect. Review by Martha Lane.
The Sea Beast (2022) Review - The Sea Beast, the classic combination of adventure, humour, a smart-alec kid, a reluctant adult, animal sidekick and a heart-warming lesson to learn. Review by Martha Lane.
Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical (2022) Review - The dance numbers are a fantastic spectacle and the songs are catchy and funny in 'Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical' (2022), the live-action adaptation starring Emma Thompson. Review by Martha Lane.
10 Best Kiss Kiss Bang Bang Moments - The best moments from Shane Black's cutting edge and subversive spy thriller/comedy 'Kiss Kiss Bang Bang' starring Robert Downey Jr and Val Kilmer. List by Martha Lane.
‘Juno’ at 15 – Review - 'Juno' (2007), from writer Diablo Cody and starring Elliot Page, remains funny 15 years on, the hamburger phone and more just as iconic. Review by Martha Lane.
10 Best In Bruges Moments - The 10 best moments from 'In Bruges' (2008), Martin McDonagh's dark comedy starring Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson set in one of Belgium's most idyllic cities. List by Martha Lane.
10 Best Bad Santa Moments - The 10 best moments from the alternative Christmas comedy 'Bad Santa' (2003), from director Terry Zwigoff and starring Billy Bob Thornton. Article by Martha Lane.
Easy A (2010) Review - Can you believe that it has been 10 years since the release of 'Easy A'? Emma Stone, Stanley Tucci, Amanda Bynes and more star in Will Gluck's version of "The Scarlet Letter", reviewed by Martha Lane.
Why Is It So Hard to Make a Good Shark Film? - They did it. We had one. A good shark movie. So why has it been so difficult for anyone else to come close to matching 'Jaws' in the 45 years since its release? Martha Lane breaks it down.