Joseph Wade

More Fallen Kingdom vs Solo | UK Box Office Report 15-17th June 2018

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

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

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

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" according to Joseph Wade's review of 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' from J.A. Bayona.[...]
On Chesil Beach (2018) Flash Review

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

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

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 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.[...]
Star Wars Live-Action Movies Ranked

Star Wars Live-Action Movies Ranked

All live-action Star Wars movies ranked from worst to best, as updated in 2018 following the release of 'Solo: A Star Wars Story'. 10 movies, ranked worst to best here at The Film Magazine.[...]
Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) Review

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

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' 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

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

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

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' 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

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 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

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

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

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 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

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

'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

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

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'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

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 (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 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

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

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

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

'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

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

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

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

'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) 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.[...]
A New Number 1: UK Box Office Report Jan 19th-21st 2018

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 Bourne Collection Ranked

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

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

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:[...]
The Shape of Water (2017/18) Review

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.[...]
A New Chart Topper: UK Box Office Report Jan 5-7th 2018

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.[...]
Marvel's Avengers Movies Ranked

Marvel's Avengers Movies Ranked

Every Marvel Studios Avengers movie, from 'Iron Man' to 'Thor: Ragnarok', has been ranked from worst to best. [2018 edition][...]
UK Box Office Dec 29th 2017 - Jan 1st 2017

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 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

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 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 in this end of year edition of Ranked.[...]
UK Box Office Report Dec 15-17th 2017

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

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

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.[...]
UK Box Office Report December 1st-3rd 2017

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

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 (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

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

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'

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

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

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

Experiencing Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2017

The TFM team took to York for the Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2017 this past week. Joseph Wade writes about the experience, describing it as "one of the friendliest and most respectable festivals on the circuit".[...]
UK Box Office Report October 27-29th 2017

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

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) 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.[...]
The Wachowski Sibling Movies Ranked

The Wachowski Sibling Movies Ranked

Each of the Wachowski siblings' movies, including 'The Matrix', 'Speed Racer' & 'Cloud Atlas' have been ranked from worst to best.[...]
UK Box Office Report October 13-15th 2017

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 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

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

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.[...]
Blue Sky Studios Films Ranked

Blue Sky Studios Films Ranked

Blue Sky Studios have brought the likes of 'Ice Age', 'Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears A Who!' and 'Rio' to the big screen. We rank all 11 of their releases here.[...]
UK Box Office Report September 29th-October 1st 2017

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

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

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! (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.[...]
UK Box Office Report September 15th-17th 2017

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) 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

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.[...]
5 Films To See in September 2017
You've Been Watching 'Signs' Wrong

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

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

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.[...]
2017's Biggest Box Office Hit You Haven't Heard Of

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...[...]
5 Films To See In August 2017

5 Films To See In August 2017

From beautifully shot action films to the truest of indies and all the way through to life-changing documentaries and potential Oscar contenders, here are our 5 films to see in cinemas this month.[...]
James Ponsoldt Movies Ranked

James Ponsoldt Movies Ranked

Every James Ponsoldt film, from 'Off the Black' (2006) to 'The Circle' (2017), ranked from worst to best in the latest edition of Ranked by Joseph Wade.[...]
Hurricane (2016) Short Film Review

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 (2017) Review

'The Circle' Review: James Ponsoldt directs Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, John Boyega and more in this technology conscious film.[...]
The Beguiled (2017) Review

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.[...]
Baby Driver (2017) Review

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'.[...]
Top 10 Ridley Scott Movies

Top 10 Ridley Scott Movies

Ridley Scott has released 24 films in his 40 year feature-length career. Here are his top 10.[...]
Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) Review

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.[...]
Every Dreamworks Animation Movie Ranked

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.[...]
5 Films To See in July (2017)

5 Films To See in July (2017)

In the height of summer blockbuster season with oceans of movies to choose from, it can get quite hard picking the best of the bunch. Don't worry, we've got your back. Here are 5 films to see in July...[...]
The Mummy (2017) Review

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

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.[...]
What Jack Built (2015) Short Film Review

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.[...]
Toni Erdmann (2016/17) Review

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

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.[...]
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Review

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.[...]
JJ Abrams Directed Movies Ranked

JJ Abrams Directed Movies Ranked

From 'Mission: Impossible' to 'Star Trek' to 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens', JJ Abrams' directed movies ranked (from worst to best), here.[...]
Every Zack Snyder Movie Ranked

Every Zack Snyder Movie Ranked

Every movie from 'Batman v Superman', 'Watchmen' and '300' director Zack Snyder has been ranked from worst to best, here.[...]
Edith (2016) Short Film Review

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

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) 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

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

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.[...]
'Fast and Furious' 1-7 Ranked

'Fast and Furious' 1-7 Ranked

Every 'Fast and Furious' film, starring the likes of Paul Walker, Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson, has been ranked from worst to best by Joseph Wade.[...]
Fate (2016) Short Film 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.[...]
Every X-Men Movie Ranked

Every X-Men Movie Ranked

All 10 live-action 'X-Men' franchise movies have been ranked from worst to best by our editor in chief, Joseph Wade.[...]
Logan (2017) 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

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

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

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 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', 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 (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

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

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

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) 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?

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 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

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'

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

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

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.[...]
The Film Mobcast - I, Daniel Blake & British Film

The Film Mobcast - I, Daniel Blake & British Film

Hosts Joe and Katie return to discuss the release of 'I, Daniel Blake' and its critical reception, as well as the history of British films including 'Trainspotting', 'The Full Monty' and more.[...]
Swiss Army Man (2016) Review

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) 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

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) 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) 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

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

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'

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?

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'

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

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

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 (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.[...]
Star Wars 1-7 Ranked

Star Wars 1-7 Ranked

Every Star Wars film from 'A New Hope' in 1977 to 'The Force Awakens' in 2015 has been ranked by Joseph Wade, here.[...]
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013) Review

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013) Review

'Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues' (2013) has been reviewed by Joseph Wade on site, here.[...]
Ben Affleck Directed Films Ranked

Ben Affleck Directed Films Ranked

Each of Ben Affleck's films ranked from worst to best by Joseph Wade.[...]
Spotlight (2016) Review

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

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) 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.[...]
5 Facts You Probably Didn't Know About 'The Force Awakens'

5 Facts You Probably Didn't Know About 'The Force Awakens'

5 Facts You Probably Didn't Know About 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'.[...]
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) Review

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.[...]
5 Facts You Probably Didn't Know About Jennifer Lawrence

5 Facts You Probably Didn't Know About Jennifer Lawrence

5 totally random facts about Jennifer Lawrence that you probably didn't know.[...]
The Film Mobcast Ep. 7 - Best of 2015, Star Wars, The Hunger Games, Disney & More

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![...]
5 Facts You Probably Didn't Know About Leonardo DiCaprio

5 Facts You Probably Didn't Know About Leonardo DiCaprio

5 Facts You Probably Didn't Know About Leonardo DiCaprio, by Joseph Wade.[...]
Inside Out (2015) Review

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

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

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

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

Jon Favreau Movies Ranked

Ranked is back, and this week Joseph Wade has ranked each of Jon Favreau's directed movies from worst to best. Find out where your favourite ranks, here.[...]
Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015) Review

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?

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

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

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

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 Movies that Were Surprisingly Good

"5 films that were surprisingly good" by Joseph Wade is available here.[...]
Chef (2014) Flash Review

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

"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

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

Avengers: Age Of Ultron (2015) Review

Read our Avengers: Age Of Ultron review here. See where one of 2015's biggest releases ranks on our 24 point scale courtesy of Joseph Wade,[...]
The Film Mobcast Ep. 5 - Best Toy Story, Best Tarantino, Best of 2015 & More

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![...]
Marvel's Avengers Films Ranked

Marvel's Avengers Films Ranked

Marvel's Avengers Films Ranked! In this special edition of our ranked feature, Joseph Wade ranks each of Marvel's Avengers films from worst to best. Read it here.[...]
Zack Snyder Films Ranked

Zack Snyder Films Ranked

Zack Snyder films RANKED! This week Joseph Wade ranks the films of the director due to take charge of Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice, here.[...]
JJ Abrams Movies Ranked

JJ Abrams Movies Ranked

In this week's edition of "Ranked", Joseph Wade ranks each of the movies directed by Star Wars Episode VII director JJ Abrams from worst to best. Read it here.[...]
Furious 7 (2015) Review

Furious 7 (2015) Review

Joseph Wade has described Furious 7 as "probably the best studio driven pure action movie that you'll see all year" in his review of the film, here.[...]
The Fast and the Furious Films Ranked

The Fast and the Furious Films Ranked

In this special mid-week edition of "Ranked", Joseph Wade ranks all 6 Fast and Furious films in the build-up to this weekend's Furious 7 release. Check it out, here.[...]
Darren Aronofsky Movies Ranked

Darren Aronofsky Movies Ranked

In this week's edition of "ranked", Joseph Wade ranks Darren Aronofsky's 6-movie-strong filmography from worst to best. See where each film is ranked, here.[...]
Frank (2014) Flash Review

Frank (2014) Flash Review

Joseph Wade has reviewed Leonard Abrahamson's British independent film "Frank" (2014) starring Michael Fassbender, Domhnall Gleeson and Maggie Gyllenhaal, here.[...]
The X-Men Movies Ranked

The X-Men Movies Ranked

In this week's "Ranked", Joseph Wade ranks all of the X-Men movies from worst to best. See where your favourite ranks and join in the conversation here.[...]
Snowpiercer (2014) Flash Review

Snowpiercer (2014) Flash Review

A review of Bong Joon Ho's "Snowpiercer" (2014) starring Chris Evans and a host of recognisable names is now available on site courtesy of Joseph Wade. Read it here.[...]
Chappie (2015) Review

Chappie (2015) Review

A review of District 9 director Neil Blomkamp's latest movie Chappie (2015) starring Sharlto Copley, Dev Patel, Sigourney Weaver and Hugh Jackman, is now available here.[...]
The Star Wars Movies Ranked

The Star Wars Movies Ranked

The Star Wars Movies Ranked: Joseph Wade has ranked each of the Star Wars films from worst to best in this week's "Ranked" column. Check out where your favourite ranks and don't forget to leave comments.[...]
The Rocky Movies Ranked

The Rocky Movies Ranked

What is the best Rocky movie? Joseph Wade has aimed to answer this by ranking all 6 films from worst to best. Have a look to see whether you agree, and find out about the NEXT Rocky movie, here.[...]
Two Night Stand (2014) Flash Review

Two Night Stand (2014) Flash Review

Joseph Wade has written a flash review of Max Nichols' first feature film "Two Night Stand" starring Analeigh Tipton and Miles Teller. Find out where it ranks on our 24 point scale, here.[...]
What If (2014) Flash Review

What If (2014) Flash Review

Michael Dowse's "What If", starring Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan, has been reviewed by Joseph Wade. Find out where it ranks on our 24 point scale, here.[...]
Why It's Time To Finally Get Over Ben Affleck Being Batman

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's 3 Career Defining Performances

Djimon Hounsou's 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 (with a few honourable mentions). Read it here.[...]
Smashed (2012) Flash Review

Smashed (2012) Flash Review

Joseph Wade has reviewed James Ponsoldt's 2012 feature "Smashed" starring Aaron Paul and Mary Elizabeth Winstead. Read his flash review of the feature, here.[...]
The 40th César Awards

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

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 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

Whiplash (2014) Review

Damien Chazelle's "Whiplash" (2014) has been reviewed by Joseph Wade. See what he thinks of the "Best Picture" Oscar nominee and where it ranks on our 24 point scale.[...]
Birdman Or (The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance) 2014 Review

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

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.[...]
Heath Ledger & The Joker. What Were Once Separate Entities Have Since Become One.

Heath Ledger & The Joker. What Were Once Separate Entities Have Since Become One.

Joseph Wade looks back at Heath Ledger's performance as the Joker on the 7 year anniversary of his death, proclaiming that Heath and the Joker were symbolically merged as a result of his incredible performance.[...]
Jeremy Renner: Actor Turned Star

Jeremy Renner: Actor Turned Star

Joseph Wade documents Jeremy Renner's rise from independents to acting superstar and a member of the Avengers, in this post. Read it here.[...]
10 Video Games That Should Be Made Into Movies

10 Video Games That Should Be Made Into Movies

Joseph Wade has revised a list of 10 video games that need to be made into movies. Read if your favourites have made it, here.[...]
How Do We Define A "Great" Film?

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 of the Worst: Career Sinking Movies

In this edition of "10 of the Worst", Joseph Wade has outlined 10 career sinking movies including the likes of Catwoman. Check out the full list here.[...]
10 of the Worst: Remakes/Reboots

10 of the Worst: Remakes/Reboots

In the first of Joseph Wade's "10 of the Worst" series, he has listed 10 of the worst remakes/reboots. Prepare yourselves, there's some serious levels of cringe ahead![...]
A Long Way Down (2014) Flash Review

A Long Way Down (2014) Flash Review

Joseph Wade has reviewed 2014's "A Long Way Down" starring Imogen Poots, Pierce Brosnan, Toni Collette and Aaron Paul. Read it here.[...]
God Help the Girl (2014) Flash Review

God Help the Girl (2014) Flash Review

Belle and Sebastian's Stuart Murdoch made a low budget british independent musical in 2014. Read all about it and whether it was any good, in Joseph Wade's flash review available here.[...]
They Came Together (2014) Flash Review

They Came Together (2014) Flash Review

They Came Together (2014) is the spoof that tried, but failed, to truly capture Joseph Wade's imagination. Ready why and find out where it ranked on our 24 point scale here.[...]
The Interview (2014) Flash Review

The Interview (2014) Flash Review

Joseph Wade has published a flash review of 2014's most controversial film - "The Interview". Find out where it ranks on our 24 point scale and just how controversial it truly was in the review available here.[...]
The Town (2010) Flash Review

The Town (2010) Flash Review

Joseph Wade is full of plaudits for Jeremy Renner's performance in Ben Affleck's "The Town" (2010), but where did the picture rank on our 24 point scale? Find out here.[...]
Ruby Sparks (2012) Flash Review

Ruby Sparks (2012) Flash Review

"Ruby Sparks" (2012) is the story of the Manic Pixie Dream Girl come to life. Paul Dano and Zoe Kazan star in the picture also written by the female star. Read Joseph Wade's flash review, here.[...]
Under the Skin (2014) Flash Review

Under the Skin (2014) Flash Review

Jonathan Glazer's "Under the Skin" (2014) is one of the highest ranking films on this website. See why Joseph Wade rated it so high in his flash review available here.[...]
Empire Records (1995) Flash Review

Empire Records (1995) Flash Review

Joseph Wade has published a flash review of the 1995 Allan Moyle picture "Empire Records" starring Renee Zellweger, Liv Tyler and a few more familiar faces. Read it here.[...]
Midnight In Paris (2011) Flash Review

Midnight In Paris (2011) Flash Review

Read about where Woody Allen's most financially successful film of all time, "Midnight In Paris", ranked on our 24 point scale courtesy of Joseph Wade's review available here.[...]
The Resident (2011) Flash Review

The Resident (2011) Flash Review

Antti Jokinen's "The Resident" (2011) had a great cast including Hillary Swank, Christopher Lee, Lee Pace and Jeffrey Dean Morgan, but it sucked. Read where it ranked on our 24 point scale courtesy of Joseph Wade's flash review, here.[...]
Lola Versus (2012) Flash Review

Lola Versus (2012) Flash Review

Joseph Wade has reviewed the latest indy lo-fi drama from Zoe Lister Jones and Daryl Wein, "Lola Versus" (2011), starring Greta Gerwig. Find out where it ranked on our 24 point scale, here.[...]
The Five Year Engagement (2012) Flash Review

The Five Year Engagement (2012) Flash Review

Nicholas Stoller and Jason Segel have teamed up for a rom-com starring Segel, Emily Blunt, Chris Pratt and Alison Brie. Read Joseph Wade's flash review, here.[...]
Robocop (2011) Flash Review

Robocop (2011) Flash Review

Jose Padilha's re-imagining of the classic sci-fi film "Robocop" has been reviewed by Joseph Wade. Read what he thought of the picture starring Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton and more, here.[...]
Moneyball (2011) Flash Review

Moneyball (2011) Flash Review

A flash review of Academy Award nominated picture "Moneyball" (2011) has been provided by Joseph Wade. Find out what this picture reached on our 24 point scale and read about which actor stole the show, here.[...]
Go (1999) Flash Review

Go (1999) Flash Review

Joseph Wade has continued his journey through Doug Liman's early directorial career with a review of 1999's "Go" starring Katie Holmes and Timothy Olyphant, here.[...]
30 Minutes Or Less (2011) Flash Review

30 Minutes Or Less (2011) Flash Review

Ruben Fleischer's follow up to Zombieland was a reunion with Jesse Eisenberg for comedy heist movie 30 Minutes Or Less also starring Aziz Ansari, Danny McBride and Michael Pena. Read Joseph Wade's flash review of the picture, here.[...]
The Lifeguard (2013) Flash Review

The Lifeguard (2013) Flash Review

Joseph Wade has provided a Flash Review of Liz W. Garcia's lo-fi independent drama "The Lifeguard" starring Kristen Bell, David Lambert, Martin Starr and Mamie Gummer, here.[...]
Swingers (1996) Flash Review

Swingers (1996) Flash Review

We have a flash review of the first feature length Jon Favreau scripted movie, Swingers (1996) available to read. See what Joseph Wade thought of the movie directed by Doug Liman and starring Vince Vaughn and Heather Graham, here.[...]
That Awkward Moment (2014) Flash Review

That Awkward Moment (2014) Flash Review

Joseph Wade has written a flash review of Tom Gormican's 2014 comedrama "That Awkward Moment" starring Zac Efron, Miles Teller, Michael B Jordan, Imogen Poots and Mackenzie Davis, here.[...]
Starter For 10 (2006) Flash Review

Starter For 10 (2006) Flash Review

Check out Joseph Wade's review of Tom Vaughan's "Starter For 10" starring James McAvoy, Dominic Cooper and a young Benedict Cumberbatch, here.[...]
Tom At the Farm (2012) Flash Review

Tom At the Farm (2012) Flash Review

Joseph Wade has reviewed up and coming French-Canadian director Xavier Dolan's 2012 picture Tom a la Ferme (Tom at the Farm), here.[...]
How I Live Now (2013) Flash Review

How I Live Now (2013) Flash Review

Read why Joseph Wade proclaimed that Kevin MacDonald's "How I Live Now" starring Saoirse Ronan was "Twilight levels of bad storytelling", here.[...]
Breathe In (2013) Flash Review

Breathe In (2013) Flash Review

Read Joseph Wade's flash review of Drake Doremus' "Breathe In" starring Guy Pearce and 2015 Academy Award nominee Felicity Jones, here.[...]
Hercules (2014) Flash Review

Hercules (2014) Flash Review

Hollywood's highest grossing star for 2012 and 2013, The Rock, was the lead man in one of 2014's Hercules movies. Read about what Joseph Wade thought of it in his flash review available here.[...]
Seven Psychopaths (2012) Review

Seven Psychopaths (2012) Review

Joseph Wade has written a flash review of Martin McDonagh's Seven Psychopaths (2012) starring Colin Farrell, Sam Rockwell, Woody Harrelson and Christopher Walken. Read the review, here.[...]
The Square (2013) Flash Review

The Square (2013) Flash Review

A flash review of Netflix's award winning documentary on the Egyptian revolution directed by Jehane Noujaim is now available to read.[...]
Save the Date (2012) Flash Review

Save the Date (2012) Flash Review

Joseph Wade has posted a review of Michael Mohan's comedrama "Save the Date" starring Lizzy Caplan, Alison Brie and Martin Starr. Find out what he thought, here.[...]
Prince Avalanche (2013) Flash Review

Prince Avalanche (2013) Flash Review

A Flash Review of David Gordon Green's "Prince Avalanche" starring Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch has been provided by Joseph Wade and is available to read, here.[...]
Men In Black 3 (2012) Review

Men In Black 3 (2012) Review

A lot happened in the 10 years between Men In Black 2 and Men In Black 3. Read how this could've impacted the film, and see what Joseph Wade thinks of it in his review available here.[...]
Prince of Persia: The Sands Of Time (2010) Review

Prince of Persia: The Sands Of Time (2010) Review

Joseph Wade has written a review of the Jerry Bruckheimer produced video game adaptation Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Gemma Arterton, here.[...]
Prometheus (2012) Review

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

Django Unchained (2013) Review

Joseph Wade has reviewed the 2013 Quentin Tarantino picture Django Unchained, starring Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio and Samuel L. Jackson, here.[...]
Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012) Review

Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012) Review

Blue Sky Studios have released another episode in the Ice Age saga; Continental Drift. Read Joseph Wade's somewhat biased review of the fourth installment, here.[...]
Star Trek: Into Darkness (2013) Review

Star Trek: Into Darkness (2013) Review

JJ Abrams' second installment of the reinvigorated Star Trek franchise has been reviewed by Joseph Wade and is available to read, here.[...]
Red Lights (2012) Review

Red Lights (2012) Review

Joseph Wade has written a review of Rodrigo Cortes' supernatural detective thriller, Red Lights (2012), starring Robert DeNiro, Sigourney Weaver and Cillian Murphy. Read it here.[...]