Movies have traditionally been projected at 24 frames per second, so here at The Film Magazine we rate each film out of 24. Over the years, upwards of 30 contributors have used our scoring system to rank classics and recent releases alike. Of the hundreds of films reviewed, some of them have been deemed outstanding. Here, in the The Film Magazine Hall of Fame, you can read the reviews of every film to have been rated 21 (or more) out of 24; the traditional 5 star rating.
In order of most recently published.
The Perfect Candidate (2019) Review-Monumental filmmaker Haifaa Al-Mansour returns to Saudi Arabia to tell a tale of a woman fighting systemic sexism in 'The Perfect Candidate' (2019). Sam Sewell-Peterson reviews.
Searching (2018) Review-Aneesh Chaganty makes an exceptional feature debut with 'Searching' (2018), the technological thriller starring John Cho. Sam Sewell-Peterson reviews.
The Old Dark House (1932) Review-From visionary director James Whale comes the classic Universal Horror movie 'The Old Dark House' starring Boris Karloff and a film-stealing performance from Ernest Thesiger. Sam Sewell-Peterson reviews.
Grand Hotel (1932) Review-A jewel of the pre-code era, 1932 Best Picture Oscar winner 'Grand Hotel' starring Greta Garbo, John Barrymore and other famous faces is perhaps unfairly misremembered. Eve O'Dea looks to set the record straight in this review.
A Matter of Life and Death (1946) Review-Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's 1946 romantic drama, 'A Matter of Life and Death', "is a towering metaphysical masterpiece" of cinema. Sam Sewell-Peterson reviews.
Caliber 9 (1972) Review-'You Have to Accept It': Fate and Power in Fernando di Leo's Milano calibro 9 (Calibre 9, 1972). Review by Paul A J Lewis.
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008) Review-Mark Herman's memorable 2008 holocaust drama 'The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas' is a movie with a "hard-hitting and emotional narrative", "a deserved classic for future cinephiles". Bethen Blackabee reviews.
Out (2020) Pixar Short Film Review-"Hilarious, heartwarming and sweet", Disney Pixar short film 'Out' marks the animation studio's first openly LGBTQ+ narrative. Rebecca Seghini reviews the film now available on Disney Plus.
Calm with Horses (2019) Review-Irish gang drama 'Calm with Horses' (2019) is a stunning visual presentation with an atmospheric and moody score. Barry Keoghan and Cosmo Jarvis star. Sam Sewell-Peterson reviews.
A Field in England (2013) Review-Ben Wheatley's 'A Field In England' (2013) is a film "like nothing else" from "one of the most distinctive, original and prolific British filmmakers working today" according to Sam Sewell-Peterson in this review.