Every MCU Marvel Cinematic Universe Movie Ranked - All 30 Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, from 'Iron Man' to 'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever' via 'Avengers: Endgame', 'Shang-Chi' and more, ranked from worst to best. List by Joseph Wade.
DCEU Movies Ranked - Every film released as a part of Warner Bros and DC's shared superhero universe The DCEU ranked from worst to best, including Justice League, Aquaman, Birds of Prey, Suicide Squad. List by Joseph Wade.
The Banshees of Inisherin (2022) Review - 'The Banshees of Inisherin' (2022), from 'In Bruges', 'Three Billboards' writer-director Martin McDonagh, is an operatic fable on masculinity starring Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson. Review by Joseph Wade.
10 Highest-Grossing Horror Films Ranked - The 10 highest-grossing horror films of all time ranked from worst to best in terms of filmmaking quality. List includes 'Jaws', 'The Exorcist', 'It' and more. Written by Joseph Wade.
100 Unmissable BBC Films - From the unmissable British Broadcasting Corporation film 'Billy Elliot' to 'The Power of the Dog', 'Iris' to 'His House', the 100 best BBC Films. List by Katie Doyle, Sam Sewell-Peterson and Joseph Wade.
Cineworld Is Dead. Long Live Content. - Cineworld Group plc is filing for bankruptcy. Here's what happened, how it happened, and why you should care about it. Story by Joseph Wade.
Cineworld to File for Bankruptcy - Cineworld Group plc, the owners of Cineworld, Picturehouse and Regal, are to file for bankruptcy owing to £4billion worth of debt. Report by Joseph Wade.
Warner Bros to Remake ‘Wizard of Oz’ - Warner Bros are set to remake 'The Wizard of Oz', with 'Black-ish' creator and 'Girls Trip' writer Kenya Barris set to produce, write and direct. Report by Joseph Wade.
The Gray Man (2022) Review - Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans star in Netflix summer action film the "utterly lifeless" 'The Gray Man', from 'Avengers: Endgame' directors the Russo Brothers. Review by Joseph Wade.
Sony Pictures Animation Movies Ranked - Sony Pictures Animation movies, including 'Open Season', 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse', 'The Mitchells vs the Machines', 'Vivo', 'Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs', ranked from worst to best.
Blue Sky Studios Animated Movies Ranked - Every feature animated film release from Blue Sky Studios - the people behind 'Ice Age', 'Ferdinand' and 'Rio' - have been ranked from worst to best.
Chris Evans Joins Emily Blunt Netflix Movie - Chris Evans will join Emily Blunt on the cast of upcoming Netflix film 'Pain Hustlers' from 'Harry Potter' and 'Fantastic Beasts' director David Yates. Report by Joseph Wade.
Jurassic Park / World Movies Ranked - All 6 'Jurassic Park' and 'Jurassic World' movies ranked. Which is the best Jurassic dinosaur movie? 'Jurassic Park' (1993) to 'Jurassic World Dominion' (2022) ranked worst to best. Article by Joseph Wade.
Jurassic Franchise Directors Ranked - The directors of the 'Jurassic Park' and 'Jurassic World' movies ranked from worst to best in terms of their overall directorial work. Ranked article by Joseph Wade.
Spiderhead (2022) Review - Joseph Kosinski's Netflix Original 'Spiderhead' (2022), starring Chris Hemsworth and Miles Teller, is a film with so much unrealised potential. Review by Joseph Wade.
Guy Ritchie Will Direct Disney’s Live-Action ‘Hercules’ - Disney are set to remake their 1997 Renaissance-era animation 'Hercules' in live-action, and famed British filmmaker Guy Ritchie will direct. Report by Joseph Wade.
Jurassic World Dominion (2022) Review - Laura Dern, Sam Neill and Jeff Golblum return in the 3rd 'Jurassic World' film 'Jurassic World Dominion', a modern tentpole blockbuster heavy on nostalgia. Review by Joseph Wade.
‘Triangle of Sadness’ Wins Cannes Palme d’Or - 'Triangle of Sadness', a social satire from 'The Square' director Ruben Östlund, has won the 2022 Cannes Palme d'Or. Full list 2022 Cannes Film Festival winners here. Report by Joseph Wade.
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.
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.
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.
An Update on The Film Magazine’s Status - The Film Magazine's founder and editor Joseph Wade has issued a statement on the future of our publication after calling for donations in mid-April 2022.
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.
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.
Oscars Ban Will Smith for 10 Years - Will Smith has been banned for 10 years from the Oscars and all related events by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences for slapping Chris Rock at the 94th Academy Awards. Report by Joseph Wade.
Live-Action Batman Movies Ranked - Which Batman movie is the best? All 10 live-action Batman films, from Batman to The Batman via The Dark Knight, ranked from worst to best. List by Joseph Wade.
Live-Action Batmen Ranked - From Adam West to Robert Pattinson via Michael Keaton, Christian Bale and more, the live-action movie performances of Batman ranked worst to best. List by Joseph Wade.
True Things (2022) Review - Ruth Wilson and Tom Burke star in Harry Wootliff's 'True Things' (2022), an erotically-charged drama-thriller adapted from Deborah Kay Davies' "True Things About Me". Review by Joseph Wade.
94th Academy Awards – 2022 Oscars Winners - 'CODA' and director Jane Campion make history at the 94th Academy Awards, 2022 Oscars, but Will Smith grabs headlines, winning Best Actor but also assaulting a presenter. Full results and report by Joseph Wade.
2022 Oscars Best Picture Nominees Ranked - Every movie nominated for the Oscars Best Picture Academy Award, from 'Belfast' to 'West Side Story' via 'CODA', 'Dune' and 'Licorice Pizza' ranked from worst to best. Article by Joseph Wade.
Robin Robin (2021) Short Film Review - Aardman Animation's Netflix film 'Robin Robin' (2021), nominated at the Oscars in 2022 for Best Animated Short, is a quintessentially British film incomparable at any length. Review by Joseph Wade.
The Windshield Wiper (2021) Short Film Review - Nominated for Best Animated Short at the 2022 Oscars, Alberto Mielgo's 'The Windshield Wiper' animated film featuring music from SoKo, reviewed by Joseph Wade.
King Richard (2021) Review - Will Smith stars as Richard Williams, the father and trainer of Venus and Serena Williams, in this story of the tennis aces' rise to superstardom. Joseph Wade reviews.
2022 Animated Feature Oscar Nominees Ranked - Five animated films are nominated in the Animation Feature category at the 94th Academy Awards (2022 Oscars); where do 'Encanto' and 'Luca' rank among them? Ranked list by Joseph Wade.
2022 BAFTA Film Awards Winners List - The winners of the 75th BAFTA Film Awards (2022), full list. 'The Power of the Dog' won Best Picture, whilst 'Dune' won the most awards. Joseph Wade reports.
Belfast (2022) Review - Kenneth Branagh's black and white Oscar-nominated film 'Belfast' features 4 outstanding performances, including one by Judi Dench that is worth the price of admission. Joseph Wade reviews.
Flee (2022) Review - Riz Ahmed and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau bring 'Flee' to the big screen, an animated docudrama about an Afghan asylum seeker that is nominated for 3 Oscars. Review by Joseph Wade.
10 Best The Dark Knight Moments - The best moments from the 2008 DC Batman movie 'The Dark Knight', starring Christian Bale and Heath Ledger, and directed by Christopher Nolan. List by Joseph Wade.
10 Best Batman Begins Moments - The best moments in 'Batman Begins' (2005), the first film in Christopher Nolan's 'Dark Knight Trilogy' starring Christian Bale, listed. Includes "Swear to me" and the big twist. Article by Joseph Wade.
10 Best Jackass 3 Moments - Steve-O's Bungee Portaloo, Danger Ehren's Lamborghini Tooth Pull and more compared and contrasted in these, the 10 Best Jackass 3 (3D) Moments. List by Joseph Wade.
10 Best Jackass Number Two Moments - From the Toro Totter to the Bee Hive Limo, the 10 best moments from 'Jackass Number Two' starring Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O and Bam Margera. List by Joseph Wade.
10 Best Jackass: The Movie Moments - All the best moments from the first 'Jackass' film, 'Jackass: The Movie' (2002), including Steve-O's alligator tightrope and Dave England's accidental pant leakage. List by Joseph Wade.
Jackass Movies Ranked - All 4 'Jackass' movies, from the original in 2002 to 'Jackass Forever' in 2022, starring Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O, Bam Margera and company, ranked from worst to best. List by Joseph Wade.
Jackass Forever (2022) Review - A reunion 12 years in the making, 'Jackass Forever' (2022) sees Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O, Chris Pontius and company reunite for a fourth time on the big screen. Review by Joseph Wade.
Oscar Nominations 2022 – Full List - Jane Campion and 'The Power of the Dog' lead the list of nominees for the 94th annual Academy Awards, aka the 2022 Oscars. The full list of nominees here.
Austin Powers Movies Ranked - All 3 Mike Myers Austin Powers movies, from 'International Man of Mystery' to 'Goldmember' via 'The Spy Who Shagged Me', ranked from worst to best. List by Joseph Wade.
10 Best Films 2021: Joseph Wade - From musicals to award winners, blockbusters to animations, the 10 best films of 2021 according to The Film Magazine editor Joseph Wade.
2022 Big Movie Preview - The very best of blockbuster, arthouse and awards-ready cinema due for release in 2022, from 'The Batman' to a new Damien Chazelle movie, to the upcoming 'Knives Out' sequel.
2021 Comic Book Movies Ranked - All 7 comic book movies, from 'Zack Snyder's Justice League' to 'Spider-Man: No Way Home' via 'Black Widow' and 'Eternals', ranked from worst to best. List by Joseph Wade.
2021 British Independent Film Awards – Winners - Aleem Khan's debut film 'After Love' wins 6 awards, including Best Independent British Film, at the Twenty-Fourth British Independent Film Awards (2021). Full list of winners.
Home Alone Movies Ranked - All 6 'Home Alone' Movies from the original in 1990 to the 2021 release 'Home Sweet Home Alone' ranked from worst to best. "Keep the change ya filthy animal."
Home Sweet Home Alone (2021) Review - 'Home Sweet Home Alone' (2021) dares to stand where a classic once did, this 6th 'Home Alone' film from Dan Mazer and available on Disney Plus now. Review by Joseph Wade.
Petite Maman (2021) Review - 'Portrait of a Lady on Fire' director Céline Sciamma offers 'Petite Maman' (2021), her latest exploration of womanhood. It will unravel the grief in each of us. Joseph Wade reviews.
Mothering Sunday (2021) Review - Odessa Young and Josh O'Connor excel in an otherwise regular post-Great War romance from Eva Husson and screenwriter Alice Birch, 'Mothering Sunday' (2021). Review by Joseph Wade.
The Souvenir: Part II (2021) Review - 'The Souvenir: Part II' (2021), Joanna Hogg's self-reflective sequel to 'The Souvenir' starring Honor Swinton Byrne and Tilda Swinton, is rich, prodigious cinema. Joseph Wade reviews.
Top 10 Adam Sandler Performances - Adam Sandler's top 10 best performances of all time, including 'Billy Madison', 'Big Daddy', 'Punch-Drunk Love', 'Uncut Gems'. List by Joseph Wade.
Every Fast and Furious Movie Ranked - 10 Fast and Furious movies, from 'The Fast and the Furious' to 'F9' via 'Hobbs and Shaw' and 'Fast Five', starring Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, The Rock, ranked from worst to best. List by Joseph Wade.
Warner Animation Group Movies Ranked - The Lego Movie, Space Jam: A New Legacy, Smallfoot, Scoob! and more go head-to-head in Warner Animation Group Movies Ranked - a ranking of every WAG release. Article by Joseph Wade.
James Gunn Directed Movies Ranked - From 'Slither' to 'The Suicide Squad' via 'Guardians of the Galaxy', the five directorial features of DC/Marvel's James Gunn, ranked from worst to best. List by Joseph Wade.
Todd Phillips Movies Ranked - From 'Road Trip' to 'Joker' via 'Starsky and Hutch', 'The Hangover' and 'Old School', the films of director Todd Phillips ranked worst to best.
M. Night Shyamalan Directed Movies Ranked - Every theatrically released feature film directed by filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan ranked from worst to best, including The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, Split and Old. Article by Joseph Wade.
Zack Snyder Movies Ranked - All 10 Zack Snyder feature length films, from 'Dawn of the Dead' and '300' to 'Batman v Superman' and 'Zack Snyder's Justice League' ranked from worst to best by Joseph Wade.
22 World Class Football Movies - A football pitch's worth of world class football movies from around the globe, including stars like Maradona, Pelé, Messi and Ronaldo (both of them). List by Joseph Wade.
Exploring the Great Empathy Machine – Grief and the Healing Powers of Cinema - How a cinema trip to see a dinosaur movie unravelled the grief surrounding a loved one's death for Joseph Wade. This is the fourth edition of his blog series.
2021 Oscars Best Picture Nominees Ranked - All 8 movies nominated for Best Picture at the 2021 Oscars ranked from worst to best. The likes of 'Nomadland', 'Promising Young Woman' and 'Mank' head-to-head.
Burrow (2020) Short Film Review - Madeline Sharafian's 'Burrow', the Pixar SparkShorts entry into the 2021 Oscars Animated Short category, is a nursery rhyme relevant to our times. Joseph Wade reviews.
Two Distant Strangers (2021) Short Film Review - Oscar nominated live action short 'Two Distant Strangers', from Travon Free and Martin Desmond Roe, starring Joey Bada$$ and Andrew Howard, tells of police brutality and murder in the United States.
Genius Loci (2021) Short Film Review - 'Genius Loci', the 2021 Oscar nominated Animated Short from Adrien Merigeau in conjunction with Brecht Evens, is a wondrous example of cinema's ability to connect on a deep level. Joseph Wade reviews.
The Letter Room (2020) Short Film Review - Oscar Isaac stars in Elvira Lind's Live Action Short nominee at the 2021 Oscars, 'The Letter Room', "an interesting experiment worth exploring for fans of Lind or Isaac in particular." Joseph Wade reviews.
Yes-People (2021) Short Film Review - Probably the most quirky of all the Animation Short Subjects nominated at the 2021 Oscars, Gísli Darri Halldórsson's Icelandic short film 'Yes-People' will lift your anxieties for 8 minutes at least.
Feeling Through (2020) Short Film Review - Live-Action Short nominee at the 2021 Oscars, Doug Roland's 'Feeling Through' asks: would you help a DeafBlind man on the street in the middle of the night? Joseph Wade reviews.
If Anything Happens I Love You (2020) Short Film Review - 'If Anything Happens I Love You' from Michael Govier and Will McCormack, distributed by Netflix, is the subject of a TikTok craze and "the very best of the best" of short film in 2021. Joseph Wade reviews.
The Present (2021) Short Film Review - Set at one of the West Bank's many border crossings between Palestinian territory and Israel, 'The Present' is a thought-provoking film nominated for Live Action Short at the 2021 Oscars.
Colette (2020) Short Film Review - Colette Marin-Catherine, a survivor of the Nazi occupation of France and sibling to a young man killed in labour camps, is the subject of this Oscar nominated Documentary. Review by Joseph Wade.
Hunger Ward (2021) Short Film Review - Hunger Ward - Oscar nominated for Documentary Short Subject, Skye Fitzgerald's unflinching look at the Yemen food crisis caused by its conflict with Saudi Arabia is unmissable. Review by Joseph Wade.
A Love Song for Latasha (2020) Short Film Review - In 1991,15 year old Latasha Harlins was shot and killed in an LA convenience store. Oscar nominated documentary short subject 'A Love Song for Latasha' tells of her impactful life. Joseph Wade reviews.
Zack Snyder’s Justice League (2021) Review - 2021's Zack Snyder's Justice League may be the best film you could expect from such a mess of a situation. Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman come together for this HBO Max original reviewed by Joseph Wade.
Bliss (2021) Review - 2021 Amazon film 'Bliss', from 'Another Earth' filmmaker Mike Cahill, starring Owen Wilson and Salma Hayek, is a throwback to turn of the century suburban dramas. Joseph Wade reviews.
2021 César Awards Nominations - 'The Things We Say, the Things We Do' leads the way in the list of nominees for the 46th annual César Awards (2021), with 'Dark Waters' and '1917' also nominated.
Greenland (2021) Review - 2021 extinction event blockbuster 'Greenland', starring Gerard Butler and directed by Ric Roman Waugh, is "an unmissable event". Joseph Wade reviews.
2021 Golden Globes – Film Nominees - The very best movies of 2020/21 according to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) - the 2021 Golden Globes film awards nominees.
The Dig (2021) Review - Ralph Fiennes and Carey Mulligan star in 2021 Netflix Original British drama 'The Dig', a "based on true events" look at existence and legacy. Review by Joseph Wade.
Where to Start with Gene Kelly - Gene Kelly is one of the most influential and iconic movie musical filmmakers in history, but where should you start with his imaginative and genre-topping filmography? Joseph Wade guides you.
Casablanca (1942) Review - Starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, Golden Era Hollywood romance 'Casablanca' is one of the most recognisable films of all time. Joseph Wade offers his retrospective review.
Chaplin’s ‘The Kid’ – 100 Year Anniversary Review - Charlie Chaplin's seminal feature 'The Kid' was released 100 years ago in 1921, and remains a "gently thought-stirring 53 minutes of cinema" according to Joseph Wade in this review.
The Midnight Sky (2020) Review - George Clooney directs and stars in Netflix Original film 'The Midnight Sky', adapted from Lily Brooks-Dalton's novel "Good Morning Midnight". Joseph Wade reviews.
10 Best Films 2020: Joseph Wade - Ten films that have forged empathy and awe against all the odds and an almost complete shut down of the theatrical experience, as chosen by Joseph Wade to be the 10 Best Films 2020.
2020 Comic Book Movies Ranked - The five comic book movies released in 2020, from Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey to Wonder Woman 1984, ranked from worst to best. Article by Joseph Wade.
10 Best Films of All Time (According to a 9 Year Old Girl) - The 10 best movies ever made according to a nine year old mixed race girl from the North of England.
Disney Commit to ‘Deadpool 3’; New Writers Board - Disney and Marvel Studios have committed to 'Deadpool 3', with new writers boarding the project to steer the character into a new era. Read all you need to know here, courtesy of Joseph Wade.
Ocean’s Movies Ranked - The Ocean's films, from the original 1960 Frank Sinatra picture to George Clooney and Brad Pitt in Ocean's 11, 12 and 13, through to Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett in Ocean's 8, Ranked (from worst to best) by Joseph Wade.
Every Dreamworks Animation Movie Ranked - All 35 Dreamworks Animation movies, from 'Antz' to 'Captain Underpants', 'Shrek' to 'How to Train Your Dragon', have been ranked from worst to best in this special article.
Illumination Entertainment Animated Movies Ranked - Since bursting onto the scene in 2010 with 'Despicable Me', Illumination Entertainment have become a major player in Western animation. Every Illumination Entertainment film ranked from worst to best.
Men in Black Movies Ranked - All four Men in Black movies from 'Men in Black' (1997) to 'Men in Black: International' (2019) ranked from worst to best by Joseph Wade.
Terrence Malick Films Ranked - All ten Terrence Malick directed films ranked (from worst to best) in terms of quality, creative vision, artistic merit and authorial importance, from 'Badlands' to 'A Hidden Life' via 'The Tree of Life'. Article by Joseph Wade.
Indiana Jones Movies Ranked - All four Indiana Jones movies released between 1981 and 2008, from Raiders of the Lost Ark to Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, starring Harrison Ford, Ranked (from worst to best) by Joseph Wade.
10 Most Exciting Movies Coming Out of LFF 2020 - The 10 movies coming out of the BFI London Film Festival 2020 that you should look out for in cinemas across the coming months.
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm (2020) Review - Borat is back, and this time he's looking to sell his daughter to Republican Vice President Mike Pence. Sacha Baron Cohen takes aim at Trumpism in 'Borat Subsequent Moviefilm' (ie, Borat 2), reviewed by Joseph Wade.
Every Oscar Nominated Best Picture Horror Film Ranked - Only 6 horror films have ever been nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars. In this edition of Ranked, we rank each of them from worst to best. Article by Joseph Wade.
Never Gonna Snow Again (2020) BFI LFF Review - "Imagine a superhero film that takes aim at the upper middle classes and borrows moments from the work of legendary Soviet-era filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky". Never Gonna Snow Again (2020) review by Joseph Wade.
Final Destination Movies Ranked - All 5 'Final Destination' horror movies Ranked from worst to best. 'Final Destination' (2000) to 'Final Destination 5' (2011) ordered in terms of quality by Joseph Wade.
Undine (2020) BFI LFF Review - Christian Petzold's Berlin-set drama 'Undine' is a challenging film that features an utterly watchable performance from Paula Beer. Joseph Wade reviews.
Mangrove (2020) BFI LFF Review - The tale of the Mangrove 9 is told in one part of the 'Small Axe' Steve McQueen anthology, 'Mangrove', "one of the most important British films of the 21st century". Joseph Wade reviews.
Relic (2020) BFI LFF Review - Natalie Erika James takes a lead pipe to the glass ceiling with this horror debut of the highest class, 2020 BFI London Film Festival entry 'Relic' starring Emily Mortimer, being "a genuine triumph". Joseph Wade reviews.
Siberia (2020) BFI LFF Review - 2020 BFI London Film Festival entry 'Siberia', from screenwriter-director Abel Ferrara and starring Willem Dafoe, is a self-reflective film that always feels just out of reach. Joseph Wade reviews.
JJ Abrams Directed Movies Ranked - From 'Mission: Impossible' to 'Star Trek' to 'Star Wars', the directed movies of JJ Abrams ranked (from worst to best), by Joseph Wade for The Film Magazine.
Christopher Nolan Films Ranked - All of the movies directed by pre-eminent Hollywood film director Christopher Nolan ranked from worst to best in terms of artistic merit, cultural impact and popular consensus. Article by Joseph Wade.
I’m Thinking of Ending Things (2020) Review - 'I'm Thinking of Ending Things', the 2020 Netflix film starring Jessie Buckley and Jesse Plemons, from the mind of 'Synecdoche, New York' filmmaker Charlie Kaufman, reviewed by Joseph Wade.
Every X-Men Movie Ranked - What is the best X-Men movie? All 13 X-Men films, including 'Logan', 'Deadpool', 'Dark Phoenix' and 'The New Mutants' ranked worst to best by Joseph Wade. Updated 2020.
Matthias and Maxime (2019) Review - 2019 Cannes competition entry 'Matthias et Maxime' from French-Canadian filmmaker Xavier Dolan is "an intimate portrait of how big each our small lives can feel in the immediacy of every passing moment". Joseph Wade reviews.
Tenet (2020) Review - 'Tenet' (2020), written and directed by 'Inception' filmmaker Christopher Nolan, and starring John David Washington and Robert Pattinson, is "an unmissable cinematic experience". Joseph Wade reviews.
Unhinged (2020) Review - Russell Crowe stars as a sweaty and ultra violent maniac in 2020 thriller 'Unhinged', from director Derrick Borte and screenwriter Carl Ellsworth, described as "a throwback thriller" by Joseph Wade in this review.
Christopher Nolan’s ‘Tenet’ Gets New Release Schedule - New Christopher Nolan blockbuster 'Tenet' has been placed back on the release schedule by Warner Bros., but it won't be hitting everywhere at the same time. Full story here.
Extraction (2020) Review - Produced by the Russo Brothers, the men behind 'Avengers: Endgame', and starring Chris Hemsworth ('Thor'), Netflix Original action movie 'Extraction' "is how you make an all-out shooter". Joseph Wade's review.
The Old Guard (2020) Review - Charlize Theron leads an ensemble cast in 2020 Netflix action film 'The Old Guard'. With a "universe" clearly in Netflix's sights, is this film worth a sequel? Find out in Joseph Wade's review.
Palm Springs (2020) Review - Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti star in 'Palm Springs' (2020), a new film from the team behind The Lonely Island of a romance stuck in a time loop. Joseph Wade reviews.
Ryan Gosling to Star in Blumhouse ‘Wolfman’ Movie - Universal are bringing back The Wolf Man, and have found some major players to star, direct and produce their latest reboot. All the details here.
Where to Start with Terrence Malick - Terrence Malick is a Palme d'Or winning film auteur with a remarkable and unique perspective on filmmaking, but where should one start with his work? This guide will help you.
5 Movies About Time Travel for People Who Don’t Like Sci-Fi - Science fiction isn't for everyone, but that doesn't mean time travel can't be. Here are 5 films about time travel for those who don't like sci-fi. Article by Joseph Wade.
The Only Movies Your Douchebag Ex Has Ever Seen – Top 10 - In this list, we're looking out for all of those poor souls who may one day lose weeks, months and even years of their lives to undeserving assholes with superiority complexes. Article by Joseph Wade.
Ben Stiller Directed Movies Ranked - Known worldwide as a star on the screen, Ben Stiller has also made sizable contributions behind the scenes. In this edition of Ranked, Joseph Wade ranks his 6 directorial features from worst to best.
Mark Herman Films Ranked - The movies of screenwriter-director Mark Herman ranked from worst to best. This ranked list includes Brassed Off and The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, and was written by Joseph Wade.
Little Voice (1998) Review - "Nostalgic, funny, cinematic and deep, Little Voice is a terrifically well performed and well constructed piece of British cinematic history". Joseph Wade reviews Mark Herman's adaptation starring Caine, McGregor, Blethyn and Horrocks.
Every Darren Aronofsky Directed Film Ranked - All 7 Darren Aronofsky movies ranked from worst to best. Read of the best and worst of one of American cinema's great modern filmmakers in this ranked article by Joseph Wade.
Stuber (2019) Review - New Michael Dowse buddy cop movie 'Stuber' starring Dave Bautista and Kumail Nanjiani is "an enjoyable but far from groundbreaking funny actioner that will come and go about as quick as an Uber driver's illusive 5-star rating". Joseph Wade reviews.
Star Wars Live-Action Movies Ranked - Star Wars movies ranked. All 11 live-action releases from the 'Star Wars' franchise, from 'A New Hope' to 'The Rise of Skywalker', 'Rogue One' to 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' ranked from worst to best.
Brassed Off (1996) Review - A cultural phenomenon in the 1990s, Mark Herman's 'Brassed Off' (1994) starring Pete Postlethwaite, Ewan McGregor and a range of recognisable British talent, is a remarkable piece of cinema. Joseph Wade reviews.
The Arbor (2010) Documentary Review - Clio Barnard's feature debut, documentary 'The Arbor' (2010), tells the truth of impoverished Great Britain through the tragedy of Andrea Dunbar and her family's posthumous devastation. Joseph Wade reviews.
5 Great Comedies from the Past 5 Years That You Should Watch To Keep You Going - We all need a laugh, so here are five films from the past five years that are guaranteed to give you one (according to Joseph Wade, anyway).
Kes (1969) Review - "Kes (1969) is one of the premiere British films ever made. A bold, critical, moving masterpiece from one of the true masters of the form." Joseph Wade's review of Ken Loach film 'Kes'.
10 Best Wrestlers Turned Actors - The best actors who used to be wrestlers, and the best wrestlers who at one time did some acting. List includes Dwayne Johnson, John Cena, Dave Bautista and more. By Joseph Wade.
Bedelia (1946) Review - The film adaptation of the Vera Caspery novel "Bedelia", starring Margaret Lockwood as the titular character and directed by Lance Comfort, reviewed by Joseph Wade.
Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) Review - "If Detective Pikachu was the exception that proved the rule that video game to cinema adaptations don't work, Sonic the Hedgehog just rewrote that rule." Joseph Wade's review of Jeff Fowler and SEGA Studios' live-action 'Sonic the Hedgehog' (2020).
Kitbull – Oscar Nominated Animated Short Review - Disney Pixar have been nominated in the Oscars Animated Short Film category in 2020 for 'Kitbull' the story of a kitten and a pitbull making friends in bad circumstances. Joseph Wade reviews this Rosana Sullivan film.
The Alternative Oscars – Selecting 2020’s Best Non-Nominees - Who would be nominated in each of the major categories at the 2020 Oscars if the current nominees were ineligible?
Walk, Run, Cha-Cha – Oscar Nominated Documentary Short Review - Nominated for the Documentary Short Oscar in 2020, 'Walk, Run, Cha-Cha' from director Laura Nix is more than just a dance movie. Joseph Wade reviews...
2020 Oscars Best Picture Nominees Ranked - The 9 nominees for the 2020 Oscar for Best Picture ranked from worst to best, by Joseph Wade.
In the Absence – Oscar Nominated Documentary Short Review - In 2014, 250 school children drowned to death when their ferry sank off the coast of South Korea. 2020's Oscar nominated documentary short 'In the Absence' explores the ethical quagmire that led to this disaster. Joseph Wade reviews.
Hair Love – Oscar Nominated Animated Short Review - From Sony Pictures Animation, the Oscar nominee about a little girl with big hair, 'Hair Love', from writer-director Matthew A. Cherry and starring Issa Rae, reviewed.
If The Oscars Had A “Most Extraordinary Overall Output” Acting Award - Which 5 actors would be deserved to be nominated if The Oscars judged actors on their overall output from the past year?
In Defence of The Academy – A Sarcastic Address of the Controversy Surrounding The Oscars - For close to a century, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has been a pillar of open-mindedness and has set benchmarks for inclusion. This article celebrates their otherworldly knowledge and passion that totally isn't bought or the source of controversy.
Ravished by Romance – Before Sunrise’s Antithetical Approach to Love - After a quarter of a century on the big screen, why does Richard Linklater's seminal romantic piece 'Before Sunrise' still resonate with audiences? Joseph Wade explores.
100 Greatest Films of the 2010s - The Film Magazine's selections of the 100 Greatest Films of the 2010s, a decade in which some of the most important work the art form has ever seen has been produced.
10 Best Films 2019: Joseph Wade - 2019 has been a year in which some of the most influential auteurs have released films, blockbusters have taken on a new significance and some stagnant genres have been reignited, but what are the 10 best films of 2019? Joseph Wade selects, here.
2019 Superhero Movies Ranked - 2019 has been a bumper year for superhero films with 9 releases from 6 studios, including 4 billion dollar box office hits, but which are the best and worst of the year? Joseph Wade ranks them here.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Review - The final instalment of the 'Star Wars' Skywalker saga has arrived, but does it fulfil expectations and conclude the franchise effectively? Joseph Wade reviews.
George Lucas Directed Movies Ranked - George Lucas films ranked - the films directed by 'Star Wars' creator George Lucas ranked from worst to best, including the Star Wars prequels.
Star Wars Movie Directors Ranked - Which of the live-action 'Star Wars' movie directors has had the best career? Find out in our Star Wars Directors Ranked article from Joseph Wade.
A Hidden Life (2019) Review - A war drama and true life story that combines the early narrative accomplishments of screenwriter-director Terrence Malick's earlier career with the visual motifs of his later work. Starring August Diehl. Joseph Wade's review.
Mission: Impossible Movies Ranked - Every Mission: Impossible movie starring Tom Cruise, from the Brian De Palma film to Mission: Impossible - Fallout, Ranked from worst to best by Joseph Wade.
Ema (2019) Review - "One of the most alive, bustling, energetic and effervescent movies of 2019", 'Ema' from 'Jackie' director Pablo Larraín, starring Gael Garcia Bernal is "a film of the year". Joseph Wade's review.
Sorry We Missed You (2019) Review - 'I, Daniel Blake' was "our quiet rage", 'Sorry We Missed You' is an impassioned cry for help. Joseph Wade reviews the latest film from Ken Loach, the Cannes nominated 'Sorry We Missed You'.
Official Secrets (2019) Review - Keira Knightley heads an all-star British cast for 'Official Secrets', a political thriller from 'Eye in the Sky' director Gavin Hood about the true story of Katherine Gun. Joseph Wade reviews.
The Irishman (2019) Review - New Martin Scorsese film 'The Irishman', starring Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci and Al Pacino, is "a thrilling, nostalgic and self-retrospective gangster movie" according to Joseph Wade in his review.
Portrait of A Lady on Fire (2019) Review - New Céline Sciamma film 'Portrait of a Lady on Fire' offers "some of the most extraordinary filmmaking this century" according to Joseph Wade in his review of the Queer Palm winning film.
Joker (2019) Review - After all the controversy, was the powerful performance from lead actor Joaquin Phoenix enough to save 'Joker' (2019) from failure? Joseph Wade reviews.
The Last Tree (2019) Review - 2019 Shola Amoo movie 'The Last Tree' is "a British offering that will not only make you think about its message and feel towards its characters, but also encourage you to take in the very essence of cinema as an art form". Joseph Wade's review.
Ad Astra (2019) Review - 'The Lost City of Z' filmmaker James Gray has teamed with Brad Pitt for 'Ad Astra', a space exploration film being likened to 'Apocalypse Now'. Joseph Wade reviews.
Danny Boyle Films Ranked - Celebrating 25 years as a director in 2019, Danny Boyle has made movie classics and film award winners. Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire, Yesterday and more, ranked.
Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition – Review - "A peerless insight" into the career of Stanley Kubrick, Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition offers "inspiring experience to cinephiles young and old".
Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood (2019) Review - Perhaps "the precise moment we can pinpoint as Tarantino signing his career's own death warrant", 2019 release Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt, reviewed by Joseph Wade.
The Dead Don’t Die (2019) Review - Bill Murray and Adam Driver star in the latest movie from Jim Jarmusch, a zombie survival movie titled 'The Dead Don't Die'. Joseph Wade reviews.
Treacle (2019) Short Film Review - 'Treacle' (2019), the new short film from Mini Productions, written by and starring April Kelley, and directed by Rosie Westhoff, has been reviewed by Joseph Wade.
The Sound of Silence (2019) Review - Peter Sarsgaard and Rashida Jones star in the feature debut of Michael Tyburski, The Sound of Silence, a story of a man connecting the pitches of sound in New York City. Joseph Wade reviews.
Firecrackers (2019) Review - 'Firecrackers', a new coming of age drama from Jasmin Mozaffari, could become the debut feature of 2019. Joseph Wade reviews.
The Emperor of Paris (2019) Review - L'Empereur de Paris (The Emperor of Paris) from acclaimed 'Mesrine' director Jean-François Richet, starring Vincent Cassell and Olga Kurylenko, movie review.
Venezia (2019) Review - Rodrigo Guerrero's powerful, cinematic 2019 release 'Venezia' asks us to ponder the very nature of existence in a profound visual journey. Joseph Wade reviews.
Dark Phoenix (2019) Review - Do Fox's X-Men go out with a bang or a whimper in Simon Kinberg's 'Dark Phoenix' (2019)? Sophie Turner, James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender star in this movie reviewed by Joseph Wade.
Always Be My Maybe (2019) Review - 'Always Be My Maybe', the latest movie rom-com from Netflix, starring and written by Ali Wong and Randall Park, reviewed by Joseph Wade.
10 Most Exciting Movies Coming Out of Cannes 2019 - The 10 movies coming out of Cannes 2019 that you should look out for in cinemas in the coming year.
Booksmart (2019) Review - Olivia Wilde's 2019 coming of age comedy 'Booksmart' is a "genuinely funny" and hearty movie "headlined by two superlative performances" according to Joseph Wade in this review.
Top 10 Wrestling Movies - The best movies about wrestling, whether it be the fantasy of past glories in 'The Wrestler', the true-to-life story of Paige in WWE, or a wrestling documentary. List by Joseph Wade.
Top 10 Contemporary Rom-Com Ensembles - Which rom-coms can boast the best ensemble casts in contemporary cinema? Take a look back in time and through many an era for these, the Top 10 Contemporary Rom-Com Ensembles.
Avengers: Endgame (2019) Review - Avengers: Endgame (2019) is the most important superhero film of all time. Joseph Wade reviews Marvel's culmination of a 21-film journey, directed by the Russo Brothers, here.
Wild Rose (2019) Review - Jessie Buckley "simply owns the screen" in Tom Harper's 'Wild Rose' (2019), the tale of a Glaswegian ex-con turned country singer intent on visiting Nashville. Joseph Wade's review.
The Dirt (2019) Review - From the director of 'Jackass' and 'Bad Grandpa' comes the Mötley Crüe biopic that promises drink, drugs and rock 'n' roll but leaves you with "thoughts of what could have been".
Captain Marvel (2019) Review - It has taken us 21 movies to get the Marvel Cinematic Universe's first female-fronted solo superhero movie, but is it any good? Our Captain Marvel review...
The Success and Significance of The Wandering Earth - 'The Wandering Earth' has broken all sorts of records in China and at the worldwide box office. Joseph Wade tackles the significance of this success and why it is successful in this special feature.
Fighting With My Family (2019) Review - Even if you've never seen a wrestling match in your life, 'Fighting With My Family' is enough to get you hooked. Joseph Wade's review of Stephen Merchant's film about WWE wrestler Paige, starring Florence Pugh, Nick Frost and The Rock.
2019 Oscars Best Picture Nominees Ranked - All 8 of the 2019 Oscars Best Picture nominees, from A Star Is Born to Vice, BlackKklansman to Black Panther, RANKED (from worst to best) by Joseph Wade.
The Five Most Idiotic Oscar Snubs 2019 - The Oscars seem to have got a lot wrong in 2019, from hosts to broadcasting. In this list, we celebrate 5 of their most overlooked in this: the 5 most idiotic Oscar snubs 2019.
Animal Behaviour (2018) Oscar Nominated Short Film Review - 2019 Oscar nominated short film animation 'Animal Behaviour' from David Fine and Alison Snowden of Snowden Fine Animation, is "a brilliantly funny piece of cinema" according to Joseph Wade's review.
Weekends (2017) Oscar Nominated Short Film Review - Nominated for a Short Animation Oscar in 2019, the Trevor Jimenez directed 'Weekends' (2017) is "an experience in artistry" according to Joseph Wade in his review.
One Small Step (2018) Oscar Nominated Short Film Review - 2019 Oscar nominated short film 'One Small Step', from Taiko Studios and screenwriter-directors Andrew Chesworth and Bobby Pontillas, is evidence that silent cinema can still be bone-chillingly heartbreaking according to Joseph Wade's review.
Late Afternoon (2017) Oscar Nominated Short Film Review - 2019 Oscar nominated short animated film 'Late Afternoon', from screenwriter-director Louise Bagnall and Cartoon Saloon, is "a delicately told tale" with "astute storytelling nous and a beautifully designed storybook style of animation" according to Joseph Wade in his review.
Bao (2018) Oscar Nominated Animated Short Film Review - 2019 Oscar nominated Animated Short Film 'Bao', from Disney Pixar Animation Studios and directed by Domee Shi tells the tale of one woman's nurturing of a... dumpling. Yes, a dumpling. Joseph Wade's review.
Oscars 2019: What Should Have Been Nominated? - In this special series, The Film Magazine editor Joseph Wade offers his suggestions for what should have been nominated in the 2019 Oscars biggest categories.
I Love You, Cinema – The Film Magazine Team Write Love Letters to the Movies - 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.
Colette (2019) Review - Based on a true story, 'Colette' (2018/19) starring Keira Knightley and Dominic West, directed by Wash Westmoreland, is "a colossal bore" according to Joseph Wade in his review.
Stan & Ollie (2019) Review - New Laurel & Hardy movie biopic 'Stan & Ollie' starring Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly, "has all the wit and charm of the double act's greatest works but, like those films, fails to capture the imagination beyond its performances" according to Joseph Wade's review.
Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Review - 'Mary Poppins Returns' starring Emily Blunt is "the best temporary antidote to our dark and twisted times" according to our review of the Disney film by Joseph Wade.
The Favourite (2019) Review - Yorgos Lanthimos' 'The Favourite' starring Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz and Olivia Colman "is by no means a typical period drama [...] but it did offer all of the splendour expected of such a film and was terrifically constructed from top to bottom" according to Joseph Wade in his review.
10 Best Films 2018 – The Editor’s Selections - The best films released in the year 2018 according to The Film Magazine editor Joseph Wade.
20 The Film Magazine Articles to Read from 2018 - 20 of the absolute best The Film Magazine articles released in 2018 from our selection of 20 writers.
2018 Superhero Movies Ranked - From Aquaman to Spider-Man, Black Panther to Infinity War, 2018 has been quite the year for superhero movies. Joseph Wade ranks each of them here.
Aquaman (2018) Review - 2018 DC release 'Aquaman' from James Wan, starring Jason Momoa, features "some fun, distinguishable and easy to digest characters, as well as exciting and creative action set pieces".
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Review - 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' (2018) is an "electric, atmospheric, festival of colour" and "may even be the best superhero film of 2018" according to Joseph Wade.
Mowgli (2018) Review - Netflix release 'Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle' (2018), directed by Andy Serkis and starring Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett and Benedict Cumberbatch review.
Blue (2017) Short Film Review - Maryam Farahzadi's thought provoking 2D animated short film Blue is a wordless journey of finding acceptance from others and within yourself. Joseph Wade reviews.
Meteorlight (2018) Short Film Review - Short film 'Meteorlight' (2018) directed and animated by Jonny Eveson is "a piece of cinema indicative of a filmmaker with an immense talent for his craft". Joseph Wade's review.
Outlaw King (2018) Review - David Mackenzie's new Netflix Original film 'Outlaw King' starring Chris Pine is "a historical epic to remember - one that can satisfy visually and in terms of its brutality" according to Joseph Wade in his review.
“Evil Isn’t Always in the Opposing Uniform” – Filmmaker Matt Kennard on His WWI Centenary Short Film ‘Hymn of Hate’ and Its Contemporary Relevance - We interviewed filmmaker Matt Kennard to discuss what inspired his WWI centenary short film 'Hymn of Hate', the filmmaking process and the film's relevance to contemporary politics.
Peterloo (2018) Review - "If Ken Loach's 'I, Daniel Blake' was "our quiet rage", then Mike Leigh's 'Peterloo' was our very real, contemporary fears" according to Joseph Wade in his review of the 2018 film.
Hymn of Hate (2018) Short Film Review - "an effective tribute to the lost lives of World War I", Matt Kennard's 'Hymn of Hate' (2018) short is "a beautiful, moving picture delivered with skill and poise".
First Man (2018) Review - Damien Chazelle's 'First Man', the tale of Neil Armstrong's journey to being the first man on the moon, starring Ryan Gosling and Claire Foy has been reviewed by Joseph Wade.
Top 10 Family Halloween Movies - Halloween is a time for everyone, not just the gore-loving horror enthusiasts of adulthood. That's why Joseph Wade has compiled a list of the Top 10 Family Halloween Movies.
Submarine (2010) Snapshot Review - Richard Ayoade's 'Submarine' is "like a song by The Smiths wrapped in the sort of self-aware cinematic tropes that paint a picture of teenage nothingness as if it is most special and unique in its intricacies." From Joseph Wade.
A Star Is Born (2018) Review - Bradley Cooper's 2018 version of 'A Star Is Born' co-starring Lady Gaga is "a strong all-american outing that is bound to get some awards season buzz" according to Joseph Wade's review.
Why You Should Reconsider Adam Sandler - Why it's time to reconsider Adam Sandler as an actor according to Joseph Wade.
Cold War (2018) Review - Pawel Pawlikowski's new film 'Cold War' (2018), for which the director won Best Director at Cannes, is "a piece of almost indescribable beauty and impact" according to Joseph Wade's review.
Adam McKay Directed Movies Ranked - From modern comedy classics like 'Anchorman' to Oscar-winning dramas like 'The Big Short', here are all 6 of Adam McKay's movies ranked (from worst to best).
Mamma Mia 2, Incredibles 2 Set Huge Records | Box Office Report 24-26th August 2018 - Could 'Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again' be the biggest movie of the year in the UK? 'Incredibles 2' sets new records. Box office report with results from the 24-26th Aug 2018 weekend.
MCU Movies – The First 10 Years Ranked - Every movie from the first 10 years of the MCU (2008-2018) RANKED worst to best. 20 movies overall (including Infinity War).
Ben Affleck Movies Ranked - Every movie directed by Hollywood megastar Ben Affleck has been ordered from worst to best in this edition of Ranked.
‘The Meg’ In Too Deep? | Box Office Report 10-12th August 2018 - A full break down of the UK, North American and worldwide box office performance of 'The Meg' and the rest of the highest grossing movies from this past weekend 10-12th August 2018.
Ant-Man 2 vs Mamma Mia 2 vs Mission Impossible 6 – Box Office Report 3-5th August 2018 - Where the 'Ant-Man and the Wasp' box office fits into the Marvel Studios release catalogue and just how big is 'Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again!'? Plus the entire top 15 fully analysed in our Box Office Report.
Top 10 Joel Schumacher Movies - The top 10 Joel Schumacher movies, Bat-nipples not included.
Mission: Impossible – Fallout (2018) Review - Tom Cruise has still got it... and so does the 'Mission: Impossible' franchise, as proven by 'Fallout'. Joseph Wade's review...
New Records and ‘Mission: Impossible’ | Box Office Report 25-27th July 2018 - 'Incredibles 2' crosses 1 billion dollars worldwide and 'Mamma Mia 2' may be one of the biggest UK hits of all time, plus news on 'Mission: Impossible - Fallout' and its record setting opening weekend, in this week's box office report.
Set It Up (2018) Review - Refreshing, modern and worthy of your time, 'Set It Up' (2018) is a Netflix original that is unlikely to disappoint you - a modern take on the outdated tropes of the rom-com that'll bring a smile to your face.
Lowest Grossing Weekend of the Year | UK Box Office Report 6-8th July 2018 - It was the lowest grossing weekend of 2018 at the UK box office this past weekend (6-8th July 2018), as 'The First Purge' pushed to the top spot and Whitney Houston documentary 'Whitney' disappointed. Joseph Wade's full report, here.
Sicario 2: Soldado (2018) Review - "if 'Sicario 1' was a policy changing expose article from the New Yorker, the sequel was like a an hour of Sean Hannity on Fox News." Our review of the Stefano Sollima movie starring Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro.
More Fallen Kingdom vs Solo | UK Box Office Report 15-17th June 2018 - 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' has now earned more than 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' worldwide despite not yet being released in North America and having been on the market for around half the time.
10 Must-See Football Movies - There have been some classic football movies released over the years, and the 2018 FIFA World Cup got us thinking, so we had Joseph Wade list the top 10 football films of all time.
Fallen Kingdom Destroys Disney’s Domination | UK Box Office Report 8-10th June 2018 - In the 8-10th June 2018 edition of the UK box office report, Joseph Wade looks at the debut of 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' and looks at the good and bad news for 'Infinity War' and 'Solo: A Star Wars Story', plus more.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) Review - "The monsters are out of the closet, they're off the island and they're in your bedroom, but these monsters are not the ginormous prehistoric animals you might expect". Review by Joseph Wade.
On Chesil Beach (2018) Flash Review - 'On Chesil Beach' starring 'Lady Bird' Saoirse Ronan is "a movie that is not without its problems, but a British release that is worth celebrating nonetheless" according to Joseph Wade's review of the 2018 release, here.
More Damning ‘Solo’ Statistics | UK Box Office Report 1-3rd June 2018 - 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' is set to be the first financial failure in live-action 'Star Wars' history and will likely be out-grossed by 'Peter Rabbit', 'Fifty Shades Freed', 'Detective Chinatown 2' and 'Operation Red Sea'. Full details in this week's box office report.
Ibiza (2018) Review - Joseph Wade has reviewed Netflix's summer party movie, and "complete waste of time", 'Ibiza' starring Gillian Jacobs; an unfunny comedy that "completely missed the mark in all aspects of the production".
Solo Bombs | UK Box Office Report 25-27th May 2018 - Solo: A Star Wars Story bombs at the box office, falling below even 'Peter Rabbit' as regards its opening weekend total at the UK box office. Full UK box office report for the weekend of May 25th-27th 2018.
Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) Review - The latest 'Star Wars' movie 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' is "fun but unessential" according to Joseph Wade in his review of the 2018 Ron Howard (Disney) release here.
Deadpool 2 Sets A Record | UK Box Office Report 18th-20th May 2018 - How big was the opening weekend for 'Deadpool 2'? Take a look in this week's UK box office report, also featuring further updates on 'Avengers: Infinity War'.
‘Infinity War’ Breaks New Records and ‘Black Panther’ Exits | UK Box Office Report 11-13th May 2018 - 'Infinity War' becomes the highest grossing superhero movie of all time, 'The Greatest Showman' is 2017's 4th highest grossing film, 'Black Panther' breaks worldwide top 10 for all time, and more in the our box office report for the weekend starting 11th May 2018.
The Foreigner (2017) Snapshot Review - Jackie Chan and Pierce Brosnan star in 'The Foreigner' (2017) from 'Casino Royale' director Martin Campbell, a movie Joseph Wade has tagged as "an effective piece [...] worth an intrigued glance". Full review here.
Exploring the Great Empathy Machine – Cinema’s Most Romantic Moments Part 1 - In his third blog on The Great Empathy Machine we know as cinema, Joseph Wade presents part 1 of a miniseries of posts regarding Cinema's Most Romantic Moments. He begins with 'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind' and the line "what if you stayed this time?"
The Clapper (2018) Snapshot Review - "There are no saving graces here. This is bad. This is so bad it might even be offensive." - Joseph Wade's review of the Ed Helms and Amanda Seyfried film 'The Clapper' (2018).
‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Sets More Box Office Records | UK Box Office Report 4-6th May 2018 - 'Avengers: Infinity War' has become the 5th highest grossing movie since 2016 after just 11 days of release! This and so much more box office analysis in Joseph Wade's UK Box Office Report 4-6th May 2018, here.
Exploring the Great Empathy Machine: Blog 2 – Subjectivity in Criticism - In Exploring the Great Empathy Machine blog 2, Joseph Wade explores subjectivity in film criticism, analysis and fandom. Check out his thoughts and theories and let him know your "guilty pleasures" here.
Full Avengers: Infinity War Box Office Analysis | UK Box Office Report Apr 27-29th 2018 - Full reports on 'Avengers: Infinity War' (2018) in the UK, North America and worldwide, as it sets all kinds of records at the box office. Take a look at how it compares to other superhero movies and the historical importance of the film in this week's UK box office report.
Exploring the Great Empathy Machine: Joseph Wade Blog 1 – An Introduction - In the first of a new blog series, our editor Joseph Wade discusses the impact of 'Interstellar' on his life and how YouTube channel Like Stories of Old helped him to understand how so many of his favourite films are linked.
Avengers: Infinity War (2018) Review - Our spoiler-free review of 'Avengers: Infinity War' tags the movie as "unforeseen and unprecedented", "an event invitation you're not going to want to pass up on". Read it here.
Rampage vs A Quiet Place | UK Box Office Report 20-22nd April 2018 - $120million action-monster movie 'Rampage' versus $17million horror film 'A Quiet Place' at the box office, plus news on the UK performance of 'The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society' and the pre-'Infinity War' landscape in this week's UK box office report.
Netflix versus Cannes: All You Need to Know - Netflix and Cannes Film Festival have been embroiled in a bitter debate regarding cinema. Here's all you need to know about the Netflix versus Cannes debate.
Is Rampage a Financial Success? | UK Box Office Report 13-15th April 2018 - 'Rampage' tops the chart, but is it actually financially successful? Which national cinema has become the 3rd biggest in UK cinemas over the past 12 months? Could 'A Quiet Place' become the most profitable movie of 2018? Answers to these questions and more in this week's UK Box Office Report 2018.
‘Greatest Showman’ Sets Another Milestone | UK Box Office Report April 6-8th 2018 - 'A Quiet Place' becomes a breakout hit, 'Peter Rabbit' could be one of 2018's highest earners, 'The Greatest Showman' adds an accolade to its ever-growing list - all in this week's UK Box Office Report.
Ready Player One (2018) Snapshot Review - Joseph Wade has described Steven Spielberg's 'Ready Player One' (2018) as "one of the best teenage adventure movies of the past 20 years" and "an instant family classic" in his spoiler free review of the Tye Sheridan movie, here.
Cameron Crowe Movies Ranked - All 10 of quirky, effervescent director Cameron Crowe's feature-length films, including the likes of 'Say Anything', 'Jerry Maguire' and 'Elizabethtown' have been ranked from worst to best by Joseph Wade, here.
Peter Rabbit’s Remarkable Performance | UK Box Office Report March 16-18th 2018 - 'Peter Rabbit' just out-performed Disney Pixar at the box office and grossed more in 3 days than most 2018 releases have in total, while 'Tomb Raider' performed way under expectations. We've also got news on 'Finding Your Feet' and 'Black Panther', among others, in this week's UK Box Office Report.
Dark River (2018) Review - Clio Barnard's 'Dark River' focuses on "universal themes of womanhood, hunter versus hunted, righteousness versus evil and the way of nature versus god in a way comparable to the works of one of the silver screen's greatest ever poets, Terrence Malick" in what Joseph Wade describes as a film that "must be seen by anyone who wishes to support this art form we know and love" in his review.
Walk Like A Panther (2018) Flash Review - 'Walk Like A Panther' may have had a relatively poor screenplay, but it was still an uplifting film. Read Joseph Wade's shortened review of the wrestling-inspired film, here.
Which Best Picture Oscar Nominee Won the Box Office? | UK Box Office Report March 9-11th 2018 - Which Oscars Best Picture nominee was the only one to not at least double its production budget, and just how well are 'The Greatest Showman' and 'Black Panther' doing at the box office? We have the answers, and much more box office analysis in our UK Box Office Report (March 2018).
Jennifer Lawrence Bankable? UK Box Office Chart 2nd-4th March 2018 - Following the release of 'Red Sparrow', is Jennifer Lawrence still a bankable Hollywood star? How well is 'Black Panther' doing relative to other Marvel films? Is Polish cinema the new Bollywood at the UK box office? All in our UK Box Office Report 2nd-4th March 2018.
2018 Oscars Best Picture Nominees Ranked - All 9 of the 2018 Oscars Best Picture nominees have been ranked from worst to best by Joseph Wade in this special 90th Annual Oscars edition of Ranked.
Lady Bird vs Best Picture Nominees – UK Box Office Report Feb 23-25 2018 - In this week's UK Box Office Report: Joseph Wade takes a look at Lady Bird's opening weekend in comparison to the other Oscar Best Picture nominees, has an update on Black Panther, outlines The Greatest Showman's continued success and more.
‘Black Panther’ Box Office Debut: UK Box Office Report Feb 16-18th 2018 - Marvel's 'Black Panther' broke all kinds of records at the UK box office, North American box office and worldwide box office this past weekend, out-grossing many a superhero film in just a matter of days. All the facts and figures you need are in our UK box office report.
Top 5 Sexiest Movies of All Time - Which films are the sexiest of all time? We've deliberated long and hard to celebrate just five in this list: The Top 5 Sexiest Movies of All Time.
Top 10 Ron Howard Movies - Director, producer, actor, screenwriter Ron Howard has had quite the career, directing 25 films across 5 decades ahead of directing 'Solo: A Star Wars' story. We've listed the top 10 Ron Howard movies here.
The Post (2018) Review - Steven Spielberg's 'The Post' (2018) "abandons obvious extravagance to focus its tightly knit story on the nuggets of wonder we can find in the pursuit of truth, those we consider to be truth seekers, and the very idea of truth itself." Joseph Wade's review...
‘Early Man’ and ‘Maze Runner’ Debut Strongly: UK Box Office Report Jan 26-28th 2018 - All of the top films at the UK box office for the weekend of January 26th to 28th 2018 have been analysed, including new releases 'Early Man' and 'Maze Runner: The Death Cure', in this week's UK Box Office Report.
Darkest Hour (2018) Review - 'Darkest Hour' (2018) is "so anti-Europe and pro-war that only in 2018 could a film such as this have been made" according to Joseph Wade's review of the Joe Wright movie starring Gary Oldman, available here.
Sky to Offer Original Films in UK - Sky Cinema look set to enter the Original Content game with "5 to 7" releases coming in 2018, including films starring the likes of Pierce Brosnan, Emily Watson, Dave Bautista and Clive Owen. Full story.
A New Number 1: UK Box Office Report Jan 19th-21st 2018 - News on 'The Last Jedi' becoming the 5th highest grossing UK box office release of all time, 'Jumanji' becoming the 5th highest grossing Sony movie ever, 'The Greatest Showman' setting records and more.
The 2018 Oscars Nominations – Complete List - The full list of 2018 Oscars nominees, including several big awards nominations for 'The Shape of Water' and 'Lady Bird'. Full movie news about the Academy Awards 2018 here.
The 2018 Razzie Nominations - The 2018 Razzie Award nominees have been announced, with Jennifer Lawrence & Darren Aronofsky receiving attention for 'Mother!' and 'Transformers: The Last Knight' leading the way in terms of nominations for the very worst of cinema in 2017,
The Bourne Collection Ranked - All five movies from the 'Bourne' movie franchise, from 'The Bourne Identity' in 2002 to 'Jason Bourne' in 2016, have been ranked from worst to best here at The Film Magazine.
All Change: UK Box Office Report Jan 12-14th 2018 - The UK greeted awards season this week by welcoming 'Darkest Hour' to the top of the box office chart. Check out analysis of the top films, as well as updates on 'The Last Jedi', 'Jumanji' and 'Ferdinand'.
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017/18) Review - Martin McDonagh's 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri' (2017/18) is "a standout of the year as regards performance" that "bleeds into your subconscious" with "dictatorial precision". Full review:
Critics’ Choice Awards 2018 – The Winners - 373 critics based in North America have voted to determine the best films of 2017 in their view, with 'The Shape of Water' winning some of the big awards and 'Wonder Woman' winning the Best Action category. Full results here.
The Shape of Water (2017/18) Review - 'The Shape of Water' (2017/18), the new movie from fantasy-horror director Guillermo Del Toro, is a "beautifully crafted whimsical fairy tale" according to Joseph Wade's review of the film.
Women Filled Just 18 Percent of Key Behind-the-Camera Roles in 2017’s Top Films - At just 18 percent of all key behind-the-camera roles and just 11 percent of all directors, the author of the Study of Women in Television and Film has tagged Hollywood as producing "a toxic culture that supported the recent sexual harassment scandals".
A New Chart Topper: UK Box Office Report Jan 5-7th 2018 - 'Jumanji' hits number 1 in the chart, 'Paddington 2' surpasses the £40million mark to become the 5th highest grossing 2017 release and we have information on the debuts of 'Molly's Game' and 'All the Money in the World' in our weekly box office report.
The 2018 EE BAFTA Film Awards Nominees - The nominees for the 2018 BAFTA Film Awards have been announced, with 'The Shape of Water', 'Dunkirk', 'Darkest Hour', 'Three Billboards' and 'Blade Runner 2049' receiving the most nominations.
Record High Annual Box Office for UK in 2017 - The UK set another record high box office accumulation in 2017. Full details, including information on which films earned the most money and where the studios rank, inside.
The 2018 Golden Globe Awards – The Winners - The full list of 2018 Golden Globe Film Awards winners as handed out from the Beverly Hilton on Sunday 7th January 2018.
The 2018 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts International Awards Winners - The official winners of the 2018 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts International Awards (AACTAs 2018).
UK Box Office Dec 29th 2017 – Jan 1st 2017 - 'The Last Jedi' enters 2018 atop of the UK box office, surpassing 'Beauty and the Beast' to become the no.1 film released in 2017.
The Editor’s Selections: Top 10 Films of 2017 - The top 10 films of 2017 according to The Film Magazine editor Joseph Wade.
10 of the Worst: Films of 2017 - Our picks for the top 10 worst films of the year includes two entries for Michael Fassbender, two sequels and a host of high profile filmmakers. Check out what made the list here.
Every 2017 Comic Book Movie Ranked - Every comic book superhero movie of 2017, including 'The Lego Batman Movie', 'Logan', 'Thor: Ragnarok' and 'Justice League', has been ranked from worst to best. List by Joseph Wade.
UK Box Office Report Dec 15-17th 2017 - 'Star Wars; The Last Jedi' hit a landmark total in its opening weekend at the UK box office. Find out why its £28million total was so remarkable as we look at this week's chart and begin to predict the annual top 5 in this week's box office report.
The Disney/Fox Merger: All You Need to Know - All you need to know about Disney's $52.4billion purchase of 21st Century Fox, including how it benefits the Murdochs and how it effects you.
UK Box Office Report Dec 8-10th 2017 - 'The Disaster Artist' fails to break the top 5 as the UK Box Office prepares for 'The Last Jedi', with news on 'Justice League' financials, the possibility of a 'Daddy's Home 3' & the entire top 15 chart, here.
The 2018 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts International Awards Nominees - 'Call Me By Your Name', 'Lady Bird' & 'Three Billboards' lead the nominations for the 2018 AACTA International Awards, in a list that includes the likes of 'Logan' and 'Get Out'. The full list here.
The 2018 Golden Globe Awards – The Film Nominees - 'The Shape of Water' and 'The Disaster Artist' have been honoured by the Golden Globes as they headline this year's nominees. The full list is available here.
The British Independent Film Awards 2017 – The Winners - 'Lady Macbeth' and 'God's Own Country' were the biggest winners at the 2017 British Independent Film Awards. Read the full list of winners here.
The European Film Awards 2017 – The Winners - Julie Delpy is honoured for her contributions to world cinema and Ruben Östlund's 'The Square' sweeps up at the 2017 European Film Awards.
UK Box Office Report December 1st-3rd 2017 - 'Thor: Ragnarok' officially becomes the 5th top grossing film of the year in the UK while 'Paddington 2' continues its success story and 'The Disaster Artist' performs well in limited release previews, in our Box Office Report.
UK Box Office Report November 24-26 2017 - This week in the UK Box Office Report: the reason for the surprise return of Disney favourite 'Frozen' to the chart, more on Polish cinema becoming more powerful & 'Daddy's Home 2' topping the chart.
Justice League (2017) Review - 'Justice League', starring Ben Affleck and Gal Gadot, is "one of the largest blends of bad ideas put to screen in 2017" according to Joseph Wade's review of the DC Comics adaptation.
Falsified (2017) Short Film Review - Short film 'Falsified' (2017), from screenwriter-actor Ashley Tabatabai and director Stefan Fairlamb, is "a little too unsure of itself to be what it is clear that the film could potentially be" according to Joseph Wade's review.
UK Box Office Report November 17-19th 2017 - Did you know that 'Justice League' may have debuted at number 1 in the UK box office chart this week, but that it's only the 6th biggest superhero film of 2017? Information on this and more damming statistics in Joseph Wade's box office report.
Astrid Goldsmith on Mock Duck Studios, Tackling Stop-Motion Animation and Her 8 Year Journey to Short Film ‘Squirrel Island’ - 'Squirrel Island' director Astrid Goldsmith sat down with us for an interview regarding her 8 year journey to the short film's release.
10 Picks from ASFF 2017 - The Film Magazine selects 10 short films from the Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2017 that you must see, from 'NEON' to 'Squirrel Island' and beyond.
UK Box Office Report November 10-12th 2017 - 'Paddington 2' shot to the top of a competitive UK Box Office Chart this week. Joseph Wade outlines its impact and the less than impressive performances of a few films elsewhere in this week's Box Office Report.
Experiencing Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2017 - York's Aesthetica Short Film Festival is "one of the friendliest and most respectable festivals on the circuit", writes Joseph Wade of his experience.
UK Box Office Report October 27-29th 2017 - This week's Box Office Report features an analysis of the success being had by 'Thor: Ragnarok' in comparison to other superhero films as well as notes on the success of 'The Death of Stalin'.
5 Classic Horror Films to See This Halloween - Struggling for a choice of horror film to watch this Halloween? These 5 classic horror films from 1960 and earlier may be of some interest...
Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Review - 'Thor: Ragnarok' (2017) is "undeniably the funniest Marvel movie yet" according to Joseph Wade's review of Taika Waitit's Marvel movie starring Chris Hemsworth & Cate Blanchett.
Wachowski Movies Ranked - All 7 movies co-directed by the Wachowskis ranked from worst to best, from their co-debut 'Bound' (1996) to their divisive 'Jupiter Ascending' (2016). List by Joseph Wade.
UK Box Office Report October 13-15th 2017 - 'Botoks' surprises everyone by landing a top 5 spot in the UK Box Office chart this week. Joseph Wade focuses his analysis on its success and makes comparisons between 'LEGO Ninjago' and older Lego movies.
The Meyerowitz Stories (2017) Review - The latest Netflix release, 'The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)', from 'Frances Ha' director Noah Baumbach and starring Ben Stiller, Adam Sandler & Dustin Hoffman, has been reviewed by Joseph Wade.
Mini Productions’ April Kelley and Sara Huxley Discuss Industry Sexism, Getting an Indie Made and Acting On A Dream – Interview - April Kelley and Sara Huxley of Mini Productions discuss gender inequality, being British filmmakers, the success of short films 'Annie Waits' and 'Edith', and their new project Acting on a Dream in this exclusive interview.
UK Box Office Report October 6-8th 2017 - Full UK Box Office Report - 'Blade Runner 2049' fails to outshine its 2016 counterpart as 'Dunkirk' finally bows out of the top 15 and 'IT' sets a landmark for the year.
UK Box Office Report September 29th-October 1st 2017 - 'Goodbye Christopher Robin' and 'Victoria & Abdul' are flying the flag for British independent film, it seems 'Mother!' won't be a financial failure after all, and 'IT' is about to overtake a Marvel juggernaut, in this week's box office report.
Official Selection Announced for Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2017 - Introducing the Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2017's official selection. Get all of the information you need, here.
UK Box Office Report September 22nd-24th 2017 - A special look at the impact of 'Kingsman: The Golden Circle' and 'IT' at the September box office, as well as more on the continued success of 'Dunkirk' in this week's box office report.
Mother! (2017) Review - 'Mother!', one of this year's most controversial movies - from Darren Aronofsky and starring Jennifer Lawrence - has been reviewed as 'having elements that are no less than spectacular' by Joseph Wade.
20th Century Fox Enters Partnership With UK-Based Locksmith Animation - UK-based animators Locksmith Animators have signed a long-term production deal with 20th Century Fox that will see a film released by them every year to 18 months.
UK Box Office Report September 15th-17th 2017 - Analysis on the how's, why's and what's of this past weekend's UK box office top 15, as provided by Joseph Wade.
The Hitman’s Bodyguard (2017) Review - 'The Hitman's Bodyguard' (2017), one of this Summer's chart-topping action movies - starring Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson - has been reviewed by Joseph Wade.
UK Box Office Report September 8th-10th 2017 - This week's UK Box Office report, featuring news on a British independent film being doomed to fail financially and a revival of box office fortunes courtesy of 'IT' making its debut.
’47 Meters Down’ Sequel Announced - A sequel to '47 Meters Down', the US's most popular independent film of 2017, has been announced, with its screenwriter-director set to return.
Colin Trevorrow No Longer Directing ‘Star Wars IX’ - Disney and Lucasfilm have released a joint statement announcing the departure of 'Star Wars Episode IX' director Colin Trevorrow just 4 months before filming is scheduled to begin.
Fox to Push ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ for Best Picture Oscar - 20th Century Fox are beginning a campaign to get 'War for the Planet of the Apes' nominated for Best Picture at the 2018 Academy Awards. Full details here.
You’ve Been Watching ‘Signs’ Wrong - A 'Signs' alternative theory. Could the aliens in 'Signs' really be angels or demons? Joseph Wade takes you through the facts...
US Cinema Attendance Lowest Since WWII This Weekend - The North American box office fell to its lowest attendance figure since World War II this past weekend, a certified disaster for the film industry.
Top 10 Movies of 2007 - With the likes of Paul Thomas Anderson, the Coen brothers and David Fincher at work, 2007 was a stellar year for film. Here are the top 10 movies from 2007.
Joker and Harley Quinn Movie In the Works - Jared Leto and Margot Robbie to play The Joker and Harley Quinn in the characters' own movie from 'This Is Us' directors Glenn Ficarra and John Requa.
Joker Origins Movie Being Developed - Details have emerged of a plan to bring a Joker origin story to the big screen via Todd Phillips, Scott Silver and Martin Scorsese, but not Jared Leto. Details...
‘Deadpool 2’ Stunt Woman Dies - 'Deadpool 2' stunt woman and female road racer Joi "SJ" Harris has passed away following an on-set motorcycle accident.
2017’s Biggest Box Office Hit You Haven’t Heard Of - The 2017 box office is getting eaten up by a recent release you've probably never heard of. Here are all the facts and figures...
‘Star Wars Episode IX’ To Get Rewrite - Lucasfilm have hired a new writer to rewrite 'Star Wars - Episode IX', and may have the story to 'Episode VIII' changed despite post-production already being underway. Full story.
John Cena Joins ‘Transformers’ Spin-Off ‘Bumblebee’ - WWE star John Cena has joined 'Transformers' spin-off 'Bumblebee'. Set to star opposite Hailee Steinfeld for Paramount Pictures.
Warner Bros. Planning Oscar Campaign for ‘Wonder Woman’, Patty Jenkins - Could 'Wonder Woman' become the first superhero film ever nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars? Warner Bros. are planning on just that. Full story...
James Ponsoldt Movies Ranked - James Ponsoldt movies ranked worst to best, from his stirring debut 'Off the Black' to his Netflix Original 'The Circle' via 'Smashed' and more. Article by Joseph Wade.
Hurricane (2016) Short Film Review - Christiano Dias' short film 'Hurricane' (2016) starring Lisa Roumain, Corey Page and David Jay is "a film of great quality". Read more...
The Circle (2017) Review - 'The Circle' Review: James Ponsoldt directs Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, John Boyega and more in this technology conscious film.
BFI Luminous Announces £50,000 Bursary - The British Film Institute, via a judging panel including Tom Hooper, will reward a 50 thousand pound bursary at BFI Luminous.
The Beguiled (2017) Review - "Instantly grabbing", Sofia Coppola's 'The Beguiled' (2017) starring Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning and Colin Farrell "is very much about women as individuals and a collective". Our review.
George Romero Dies At 77 - 'Night of the Living Dead' director George A. Romero has died aged 77 following a short battle with lung cancer.
‘Aladdin’ Finally Casts Leads - Disney have finally cast Aladdin and Jasmine for their live-action 'Aladdin' remake, and have confirmed that Will Smith will also play the Genie. Full story here.
Baby Driver (2017) Review - Edgar Wright's 'Baby Driver' (2017) has been described by Joseph Wade as 'La La Land on wheels' in his review of this hugely successful film from the director of 'Shaun of the Dead' and 'Hot Fuzz'.
Ollie Madden New Film4 Head - Film4 replace outgoing head of creative Rose Garnett with Kudos executive producer Ollie Madden and take Cassandra Carias on board from eOne. Full story.
Top 10 Ridley Scott Movies - From 'Alien' to 'Gladiator', 'Blade Runner' to 'Thelma and Louise', here are the 10 best films directed by iconic British filmmaker Ridley Scott. List by Joseph Wade.
Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) Review - "Marvel have certainly put their best foot forward in reigniting the Spider-Man character" according to Joseph Wade in his spoiler-free review of 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' (2017) starring Tom Holland.
The Mummy (2017) Review - Universal's Dark Universe has kicked off with 'The Mummy' (2017) starring Tom Cruise and Russell Crowe, a movie described as being "like a bad Mission: Impossible film with zombies", in our review.
Wonder Woman (2017) Review - See where 'Wonder Woman' (2017), directed by Patty Jenkins and starring Gal Gadot, ranks on our 24 point scale in Joseph Wade's review of the Warner Bros/DC movie.
‘Godzilla 2’ Casts Bradley Whitford - Bradley Whitford becomes the latest actor to join the cast of Warner Bros' MonsterVerse movie, 'Godzilla: King of Monsters'.
What Jack Built (2015) Short Film Review - Matthew Mahler's 'What Jack Built' (2015) short film is "a swing and a miss for all involved" according to Joseph Wade's review.
Anya Taylor-Joy and Maisie Williams Join ‘New Mutants’ - Up-and-coming stars Anya Taylor-Joy and Maisie Williams are the first to join upcoming Fox X-Men spin-off 'New Mutants' from 'The Fault In Our Stars' director Josh Boone. Report by Joseph Wade.
Toni Erdmann (2016/17) Review - Foreign Language Film BAFTA winner & Oscar nominee 'Toni Erdmann' (2016/17), a movie about a father using comedy to reconnect with his estranged daughter, has been reviewed by Joseph Wade.
Annie Waits (2017) Short Film Review - Marnie Paxton's 'Annie Waits' (2017) short film is "honest, sex-clad, female-driven cinema that so admirably represents the in-between members of Generation Y", according to Joseph Wade's review.
‘Armageddon’ Screenwriter to Write ‘Gears of War’ Film - 'Armageddon' and 'Alien vs. Predator: Requiem' screenwriter Shane Salerno has been hired by Universal to write their 'Gears of War' movie.
Ken Loach Dubs BBC’s Political Bias “Disgusting” - Veteran filmmaker and Palme d'Or-winning director of 'I, Daniel Blake', Ken Loach, has openly criticised the BBC for "disgusting... unbelievable" political bias.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Review - Out spoiler-free review of James Gunn's 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' (2017) starring Chris Pratt and gang, describes it as "a romp of an adventure". Read it here.
Edith (2016) Short Film Review - 'Edith' (2016), a Mini Productions short film directed by 'Cemetery Junction' star Christian Cooke and starring Peter Mullan, is " an emotionally stirring 15 minutes of cinema that has enough about it to move even the most hardened of film goers".
The Fate of the Furious (2017) Review - "Movies this fun are truly hard to come by these days" according to Joseph Wade in his review of 'The Fate of the Furious (2017) starring Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Charlize Theron and Jason Statham.
Going In Style (2017) Review - 'Going In Style' (2017), the OAP heist movie starring Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman and Alan Arkin, and directed by Zach Braff, is a "paint by the numbers movie" according to Joseph Wade in his review.
INDOOR AIR (2014) Short Film Review - Ron Purtee's short film thriller - 'Indoor Air' (2014) - is "a stirring short thriller" according to Joseph Wade in his review.
MERCS (2017) Short Film Review - Short film 'MERCS' (2017), directed by Michael Morris, is "an admirable attempt at an idea way too large for its budget and skill sets", according to Joseph Wade in his review.
Fate (2016) Short Film Review - Short film 'Fate' (2016), from director Chris Hallas, is "a well constructed cautionary tale pushed each step of the way by its meritorious screenplay" according to Joseph Wade in his review.
Logan (2017) Review - 'Logan' (2017) "is challenging and emotional more than it is exciting and awe-inspiring in the best of ways" according to Joseph Wade in his review.
Weiner (2016) Review - Former US Congressman Anthony Weiner, who resigned when explicit pictures were posted publicly, is documented in the midst of his run for New York mayor in this documentary reviewed by Joseph Wade.
T2 Trainspotting (2017) Review - 20 years have passed since cult classic 'Trainspotting' was released. Could Danny Boyle, Ewan McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller, Ewen Bremner & Robert Carlyle recreate the magic with 'T2 Trainspotting'? Here's our review.
13th (2016) Review - Ava DuVernay's 2017 Oscar-nominated documentary feature '13th', about the use of prisoners as free labour in a racist system of incarceration, has been reviewed by Joseph Wade.
The 6 Best Films Snubbed by the Oscars 2017 - The Oscars forget important films every year and 2017 has been no different. Here are the 6 films that are too good to have been forgotten about.
‘I, Daniel Blake’, Its Significance and Recognition - 'I, Daniel Blake' has become a significant film for more than just its art. In this piece, Joseph Wade outlines how the film transcended cinema and looks at the reasons for its lack of awards show recognition.
La La Land (2017) Review - 'La La Land', the awards happy musical from 'Whiplash' director Damien Chazelle, starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, has been reviewed.
Who Will Win the Golden Globes? The Editor’s Selections - The 2017 Golden Globe winners have been predicted by Joseph Wade in this edition of 'The Editor Selects'.
The Editor’s Selections: Top 10 Films of 2016 - In what he describes as 'a year for the independents', our editor Joseph Wade has presented his Top 10 Films of 2016, here.
Nocturnal Animals (2016) Review - Tom Ford's Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal starring psychological drama 'Nocturnal Animals' is a film reminiscent of "Hollywood's more famous classical directors" according to Joseph Wade. His full review is available here.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Review - 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' (2016) has been given a spoiler-free review by Joseph Wade, here.
What Happened to the Breakfast Club? - What happened to 'The Breakfast Club'? Take a look at what happened to Molly Ringwald, Judd Nelson and company in the decades following their iconic performances.
5 Picks from ASFF 2016 - 5 short films you should see from Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2016 and a round-up of all of the festival's awards, here.
Experiencing ASFF 2016 - Aesthetica Short Film Festival took over the city of York in the UK this weekend. Joseph Wade was in attendance and he's run-down his thoughts, here.
The 10 Greatest Moments of Gun Powder, Treason and Plot in ‘V for Vendetta’ - This Guy Fawkes Night, we've judged the 10 most revolution-inciting moments from 'V For Vendetta' for your viewing pleasure!
The Killing of America (1981) Review - Banned from release or distribution in the United States in 1981, the Schrader brothers documentary 'The Killing of America' proposed that America and violence were wed. Joseph Wade has a review, here.
I, Daniel Blake (2016) Review - Ken Loach's Palme d'Or winning, society questioning, government challenging drama 'I, Daniel Blake' has been reviewed by Joseph Wade.
Swiss Army Man (2016) Review - 'Swiss Army Man' (2016), the Dan Kwan & Daniel Scheinart screwball comedy starring Daniel Radcliffe as a dead body and Paul Dano, has been reviewed by Joseph Wade.
Maggie’s Plan (2016) Review - 'Maggie's Plan' (2016) starring Greta Gerwig, Julianne Moore and Ethan Hawke, has been reviewed by Joseph Wade. See where this New York independent movie ranks on our 24 point scale, here.
How Everyone Finally Got Over Ben Affleck Being Batman - Ben Affleck won over most of his critics with his performance in 'Batman v Superman' (2016). Joseph Wade analyses how he managed to do so in a follow up to his contentious piece 'Why It's Finally Time To Get Over Ben Affleck Being Batman' (released in 2015).
Jason Bourne (2016) Review - 'Jason Bourne' (2016) sees Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass return to the spy-thriller-action franchise 'Bourne'. See where it ranks on our 24 point scale in this spoiler-free review.
The Nice Guys (2016) Review - 'The Nice Guys' (2016), a buddy cop movie starring Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling, has been reviewed by Joseph Wade. See why "Gosling was great" and where the movie ranks on our 24 point scale, here.
Knight of Cups (2016) Review - The latest film from Terrence Malick, 'Knight of Cups' (2016), starring an ensemble cast led by Christian Bale, has been reviewed by Joseph Wade, here.
Greta Gerwig: The Essential Collection - Greta Gerwig: The Essential Collection presents independent movie star Greta Gerwig's most recognisable and notable career entries from 'Frances Ha' to 'Nights and Weekends'.
A Retrospective Look At ‘Independence Day’ - Read about how and why 'Independence Day' (1996) was and remains so successful in Joseph Wade's critical analysis of the famed Blockbuster.
What Happened to Emile Hirsch? - He was once considered one of the United States' most talented young actors and now he's on the verge of obscurity. The story of Emile Hirsch, a wasted talent.
A Retrospective Look At ‘School of Rock’ - A retrospective look at 'School of Rock' (2003) has been written by Joseph Wade, who argues that Richard Linklater's ode to Rock 'n' Roll is grossly overlooked.
Captain America: Civil War (2016) Review - Our spoiler free review of 'Captain America: Civil War' (2016) is available now. See where this huge summer events movie battle between the MCU's most popular heroes ranks on our 24 point scale.
Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) Review - '50 Shades of Grey' (2015) was one of the year's biggest releases. Joseph Wade has reviewed it and ranked it on our 24 point scale, here.
Batman v Superman (2016) Review - 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' (2016), as directed by Zack Snyder and starring Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Jesse Eisenberg and Gal Gadot, has been reviewed by Joseph Wade here.
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013) Review - 'Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues' (2013) has been reviewed by Joseph Wade on site, here.
Spotlight (2016) Review - The Oscar nominated 'Spotlight' (2016), based on a Pulitzer Prize winning article on child molestation in the Catholic Church, has been reviewed by Joseph Wade here.
11 Movies To Watch This Valentine’s Day - 11 Movies To Watch This Valentine's Day as presented by Michelle Kohnen. No matter your tastes, you're bound to find a good Valentine's choice here.
The Revenant (2016) Review - 'The Revenant' (2016) looks set to take over the Oscars this year, but; where did it rank on our 24 point scale and was Leonardo DiCaprio's performance worth the hype? Joseph Wade takes you through it, here.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) Review - A spoiler-free review of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' (2015) is now available. See where JJ Abrams' take on the franchise ranks on our 24 point scale courtesy of Joseph Wade, here.
The Film Mobcast Ep. 7 – Best of 2015, Star Wars, The Hunger Games, Disney & More - In the December 2015 episode of The Film Mobcast podcast, hosts Joe and Katie are joined by new guests Michelle and Sophie as they discuss the best of film in 2015, their favourite Disney moments, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2, Batman v Superman, Star Wars and much more!
Inside Out (2015) Review - Disney Pixar's "Inside Out" starring Amy Poehler, Phyllis Smith, Bill Hader & more has been reviewed by Joseph Wade here.
The Martian (2015) Review - Ridley Scott's silver screen adaptation of Andy Weir's 'The Martian', starring Matt Damon, has been reviewed by Joseph Wade, here.
The Intern (2015) Review - Nancy Meyers' 'The Intern' (2015) starring Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway has been reviewed by Joseph Wade. Find out where it ranks on our 24 point scale, here.
5 Films You’ll Only Watch Once - In his latest piece, Joseph Wade has chosen five films that you'll only watch once even if the first viewing is enjoyable. Read it here.
Jon Favreau Movies Ranked - From his debut 'Made' (2001) to 'Chef' (2014), the first 7 films of Jon Favreau's directorial career ranked from worst to best. Article by Joseph Wade.
Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (2015) Review - Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation has been reviewed by Joseph Wade. Read about which actor stole the show and where the movie ranks on our 24 point scale, here.
Who Should Direct the Next James Bond Movie? - With the release of Spectre due later this year and Sam Mendes set to depart as director of the Bond franchise after the film's release, Joseph Wade has compiled a shortlist of possible replacements.
Before We Go (2015) Flash Review - A review of "Before We Go" directed by Avengers star Chris Evans has been written by Joseph Wade and is available to read here.
Minions (2015) Flash Review - They're here, there, and everywhere. Minions! Love them or hate them, they're back, and Joseph Wade has a review of the latest film from the Despicable Me franchise, here.
Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) Review - They're back pitches! But where did Pitch Perfect 2 rank on our 24 point scale? Here's our review courtesy of Joseph Wade.
5 Movies that Were Surprisingly Good - "5 films that were surprisingly good" by Joseph Wade is available here.
Chef (2014) Flash Review - Jon Favreau's latest writing and directing project "Chef" (2014) has been reviewed by Joseph Wade in a flash review available here.
5 Films I Walked Out On - "5 Films I Walked Out On" by Joseph Wade. Check out five of the movies Joseph Wade couldn't bare to carry on watching in this week's piece.
The Bourne Movies Ranked - Each of the Bourne movies ranked! Joseph Wade takes you through the four Bourne movies, ranking each of them from worst to best in this piece.
Avengers: Age Of Ultron (2015) Review - Joss Whedon writes and directs Marvel's 2nd big team-up movie 'Avengers: Age of Ultron', a film that delivers on its promises but doesn't have the spark of its predecessor. Review by Joseph Wade.
The Film Mobcast Ep. 5 – Best Toy Story, Best Tarantino, Best of 2015 & More - Joe and Katie have changed the formula to this week's podcast and have answered more questions than ever before, including some from listeners of the show! Find out what they consider to be the best movie of 2015, what the best Tarantino film is and so much more in this week's episode!
Furious 7 (2015) Review - James Wan's 'Furious 7', which says goodbye to Paul Walker, "Probably the best studio driven pure action movie that you'll see all year". Review by Joseph Wade.
Frank (2014) Review - Michael Fassbender is masked-up in Lenny Abrahamson's original dark comedy 'Frank' (2014), co-starring Domhnall Gleeson and Maggie Gyllenhaal. Review by Joseph Wade.
Snowpiercer (2014) Review - Chris Evans leads an ensemble of recognisable names in director Bong Joon-ho's 2014 post-apocalyptic thriller 'Snowpiercer', a sci-fi about class and wealth disparity. Review by Joseph Wade.
Chappie (2015) Review - A review of District 9 director Neill Blomkamp's latest movie Chappie (2015) starring Sharlto Copley, Dev Patel, Sigourney Weaver and Hugh Jackman. By Joseph Wade.
The Rocky Movies Ranked - What is the best Rocky movie of all time? All five Sylvester Stallone Rocky Balboa films, from 'Rocky' (1976) to 'Rocky Balboa' (2006) ranked worst to best. List by Joseph Wade.
Two Night Stand (2014) Review - Lio Tipton and Miles Teller star in Max Nichols' feature debut, the 2014 rom-com 'Two Night Stand' about two lovers forced to cohabitate during a snow storm. Review by Joseph Wade.
What If (2014) Review - Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan star in independent rom-com 'What If', about two friends falling in love with each other in Toronto, Canada. Review by Joseph Wade.
Why It’s Time to Finally Get Over Ben Affleck Being Batman - Why It's Time To Finally Get Over Ben Affleck Being Batman: An attempt to "open your eyes to the potential of a Ben Affleck Bruce Wayne and ultimately convince you that it's time to get over it", here.
Djimon Hounsou: 3 Career-Defining Performances - "Djimon Hounsou's 3 Career Defining Performances" documents the Benin-born 2-time Academy Award-nominated actor's three greatest on-screen portrayals. Article by Joseph Wade.
Smashed (2012) Review - Mary Elizabeth Winstead is outstanding as an alcoholic wife to Aaron Paul's enabling husband in James Ponsoldt's independent lo-fi drama 'Smashed' (2012). Review by Joseph Wade.
The 40th César Awards - All of the awards round-up from the French Academy Awards - The Césars - has been provided by Joseph Wade. See how Kristen Stewart made history & see which American won the lifetime achievement award here.
How Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Best Director Win Was A Triumph Of Art Over Organisation - The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted for art over organisation in their choice to award Alejandro González Iñárritu and Birdman the top technical awards of the evening according to Joseph Wade. Read why, here.
The Three Most Idiotic Oscar Snubs of 2015 - The announcement of the 2015 Academy Award nominees came with a heap of of controversy over its notable absentees. Joseph Wade has outlined three of the most controversial in this special post.
Whiplash (2014) Review - Miles Teller excels and J.K. Simmons is a revelation in Damien Chazelle's feature debut 'Whiplash', an Oscar-nominated jazz band thriller. Review by Joseph Wade.
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014) Review - Joseph Wade has reviewed Alejandro González Iñárritu's Academy Award nominated Birdman Or (the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) and weighed in on the Oscar debate, here.
The Theory of Everything (2014) Review - Joseph Wade has reviewed James Marsh's Stephen and Jane Hawking biopic "The Theory Of Everything" starring Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones. Read about its Academy Award credentials and see where it rates on our 24 point scale, here.
How Do We Define A “Great” Film? - Joseph Wade asks how we are to define a "great film" in the modern era, and takes a look back at classic ways to define the "best of all time". Read his piece, here.
10 of the Worst: Career Sinking Movies - 10 movies that ruined the careers of major Hollywood stars, from the movie of Scientology to an A-List celebrity publicity stunt. List by Joseph Wade.
10 of the Worst: Remakes/Reboots - The worst movie reboots of all time, from the ill-fated 2002 'The Time Machine' movie to the memeworthy 'The Wicker Man' remake of 2006. List by Joseph Wade.
God Help the Girl (2014) Review - Years & Years singer Olly Alexander stars in 'God Help the Girl', a music-infused British independent film from Belle & Sebastian musician Stuart Murdoch. Review by Joseph Wade.
The Interview (2014) Review - 'The Interview', the most controversial film of 2014, in which Seth Rogen and James Franco tackle North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, is overly long. Review by Joseph Wade.
The Town (2010) Review - Jeremy Renner is outstanding in Ben Affleck's efficiently directed 'The Town' (2010), a heist film mixed with a romance that loses its identity along the way. Review by Joseph Wade.
Ruby Sparks (2012) Review - Zoe Kazan writes and co-stars as a Manic Pixie Dream Girl come to life in 'Ruby Sparks', directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, led by Paul Dano. Joseph Wade reviews.
Empire Records (1995) Review - Renee Zellweger and Liv Tyler lead Allan Moyle's mid-90s alternative rocker movie 'Empire Records', a film that will undoubtedly lift your mood. Review by Joseph Wade.
The Resident (2011) Review - Hilary Swank leads an ensemble including horror legend Christopher Lee in Antti Jokinen's 'The Resident' (2011), "a poor film in every aspect". Review by Joseph Wade.
Lola Versus (2012) Review - Greta Gerwig stars in 'Lola Versus' (2012) from Daryl Wein and Zoe Lister-Jones, a mumblecore-adjacent independent about finding one's self. Joseph Wade reviews.
Moneyball (2011) Review - Brad Pitt stars as famed Oakland A's General Manager Billy Beane in the Oscar-nominated Baseball movie 'Moneyball' (2011). Review by Joseph Wade.
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010) Review - Jerry Bruckheimer Films bring famed video game series 'The Prince of Persia' to the big screen with 'Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time' starring Jake Gyllenhaal. Review by Joseph Wade.
Prometheus (2012) Review - Ridley Scott's much awaited return to the Alien franchise was a huge deal in 2012. Read Joseph Wade's review of Prometheus, starring Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender, here.
Django Unchained (2013) Review - Quentin Tarantino's modern western 'Django Unchained' is dominated by Oscar winner Christoph Waltz. The film co-stars Jamie Foxx and Leonardo DiCaprio. Review by Joseph Wade.
Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012) Review - Blue Sky Studios look to evolve beyond the confines of their original animation 'Ice Age' in this fourth instalment starring Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary. Review by Joseph Wade.
Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) Review - Benedict Cumberbatch faces off with Chris Pine in JJ Abrams' 'Star Trek' sequel 'Star Trek Into Darkness' (2013), a "must-see spectacle". Review by Joseph Wade.
Red Lights (2012) Review - Rodrigo Cortés supernatural mystery-thriller 'Red Lights' starring Robert De Niro, Sigourney Weaver and Cillian Murphy, isn't very good. Full review by Joseph Wade.