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.
‘Pan’s Labyrinth’ at 15 – Review-Guillermo del Toro's Oscar-nominated fantasy movie 'Pan's Labyrinth' at 15 - the critically acclaimed 2007 fantasy release re-evaluated. Sam Sewell-Peterson reviews.
Titane (2021) Review-Julia Ducournau's Cannes Palme d'Or winning body horror 'Titane' (2021) is cinema that reflects the parts of ourselves we rarely see on screen, "an experience". Sam Sewell-Peterson reviews.
‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ at 75 – Review-75 years after its release, Frank Capra's Christmas fable 'It's a Wonderful Life' (1946) still connects with those who sacrifice so much of themselves to the greater good. Katie Doyle reviews.
Elf (2003) Review-'Elf' (2003) is "one of the most perfect examples of a timeless Christmas classic", in no small part due to the work of director Jon Favreau and breakout star Will Ferrell. Elisabetta Pulcini reviews.
West Side Story (2021) Review-Steven Spielberg's 'West Side Story' (2021), film musical adaptation of the stage play from Stephen Sondheim and Leonard Bernstein, will leave you shiny-eyed. Review by Sam Sewell-Peterson.
‘Beauty and the Beast’ at 30 – Review-"Every imitation feels pale in comparison" to Disney Animation's 'Beauty and the Beast' (1991), now 30 years old. Sam Sewell-Peterson reviews the Disney Renaissance classic.
Ali and Ava (2021) Review-British director Clio Barnard offers her funniest film yet in the Bradford-set 'Ali and Ava', a story of two people growing close despite differences. Sam Sewell-Peterson reviews.
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.
Eternals (2021) Review-Oscar-winning director Chloé Zhao directs Marvel Phase Four entry 'Eternals', bringing real stakes and a deeper sense of existentialism to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Review by Mark Carnochan.
‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’ at 10 – Review-10 years on from its 2011 release, Tomas Alfredson's film adaptation of John le Carré’s "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" feels more relevant and connective today than ever. Sam Sewell-Peterson reviews.