The Thing (1982) Review (3/9/2019)- John Carpenter’s The Thing is a suspense-riddled, snow-covered sci-fi horror and Kurt Russell is the fiery cherry on top of a perfectly-iced paranoia cake.
Cruel Intentions (1999) 20th Anniversary Review (3/5/2019)- Doesn’t time fly when you’re playing duplicitous sex games? It’s hard to believe that 20 years have gone by since Cruel Intentions' seductive step-siblings Kathryn and Sebastian writhed onto cinema screens.
I Love You, Cinema – The Film Magazine Team Write Love Letters to the Movies (2/14/2019)- Members of the TFM team curated love letters to cinema in celebration of St. Valentine's Day. Read about why Elizabeth, Craig, Beth, Annice and Joseph love film in this special collection of love letters.
Ghostbusters (1984) Snapshot Review (2/6/2019)- Ivan Reitman’s 80s classic Ghostbusters proves that deadpan humor (and nuclear-powered blasters) is the best defence against the dead, as Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson rid New York of paranormal pests.
Bird Box (2018) Review (1/10/2019)- Susanne Bier's Bird Box envisions a family trying to survive with their eyes shut in suicide-riddled world, where the act of seeing can drive humanity to the brink of destruction.
What Happens When You Spend A Week Watching Christmas 24? (11/30/2018)- Will watching made-for-TV Christmas movies on Christmas 24 for an entire week prove to be a much needed festive injection, or will it unleash unholy Christmas fury?
The 10 Best Horror Movies of the 90s (10/31/2018)- The best and scariest horror movies of the 90s have been ranked and ordered by Elizabeth Howlett in this special top 10 list to satisfy any horror fan all year round, but especially at Halloween.
The Lost Boys (1987) Snapshot Review (10/1/2018)- The Lost Boys brought vampire narratives back into focus for the MTV-era with a peroxide mullet-sporting villain at the helm.
Who Is Jareth In Labyrinth (1986) and Why Has He Got a Bulging Penis? (9/25/2018)- Jareth's penis bulge has finally been explained. Why is Bowie trying to chat up a child, and why did Jim Henson create a sexually charged labyrinth?
The 8 Most 80s Movies of the 1980s (9/6/2018)- The Film Magazine runs down the 8 films that truly embody 1980s cinema, and which characteristics make them so unapologetically 80's.
Commando (1985) – Snapshot Review (9/5/2018)- Arnold Schwarzenegger takes up one of his most iconic roles as khaki-clad, tree carrying wonder John Matrix, on a mission to retrieve his kidnapped daughter, and help Bennett let off some steam.
The Terminator (1984) Snapshot Review (7/15/2018)- A film famously made as a result of high-temperature hallucinations, James Cameron created a nerve-twisting nightmare world of surrealist violence and bionic monstrosity.
Working Girl (1988) Snapshot Review (7/12/2018)- 'Working Girl' proves that a simple plot can be transformed with a star-studded cast, and reminds us that rom-coms can be a backdrop to an empowering female narrative.
Overboard (1987) Snapshot Review (6/20/2018)- A film that entirely encapsulates its title, 'Overboard' holds a cast of the decade’s cherished regulars whose performances are sure to smack a smile on the sternest of faces – if they can overlook the whole slave labour kidnapping sub-plot.
Adventures In Babysitting (1987) Snapshot Review (5/26/2018)- A stood-up babysitter gets more than she bargained for when her efforts to retrieve her stranded bestie at the bus station are hilariously sabotaged at every turn. Elizabeth Shue stars in 'Adventures in Babysitting', as reviewed by Elizabeth Howlett.
Kickboxer (1989) Snapshot Review (4/24/2018)- Lower your plotline standards, avoid looking for any connections and don’t take it too seriously, because watching 'Kickboxer' (1989) is like having a cheap and dirty one-night stand.
Jaws (1975) Snapshot Review (4/15/2018)- As more blood clouds the water, Brody must keep a clear head while keeping Quint and Hooper from bashing each other’s in, and avoid the rows of razor sharp teeth waiting for him under the waves.
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) Snapshot Review (4/12/2018)- Jake Kasdan's Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle's plot is weak, features an absentee villain and is devoid of emotion. Thankfully comedy refreshed a rebooted concept, bringing new energy to the typical archetypal cast of angst-ridden teens.
4 Unconventional Mother-Daughter Movie Relationships (2/20/2018)- Elizabeth Howlett runs down her top 4 list of movies featuring unconventional mother-daughter relationships, similar to Greta Gerwig's 'Ladybird'. Disclaimer: list does not include 'Mermaids' (1990).
What Does the Crystal Mean in Darren Aronofsky’s ‘Mother!’? (2/8/2018)- What does the crystal represent in 'Mother!' (2017)? Elizabeth Howlett takes you through her theory about this vital aspect of the controversial Darren Aronofsky film starring Jennifer Lawrence, here.