2022 Reading List – The Film Magazine

2022 Reading List – The Film Magazine

An eclectic and diverse reading list of exceptional articles published by The Film Magazine in 2022 as selected by editor-in-chief Joseph Wade.

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22 Most Popular Articles 2022

22 Most Popular Articles 2022

Our reading list of the most popular articles published to thefilmagazine.com in the year 2022, as chosen by you the readers.

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What Novelists Are For: ‘Atonement’ at 15

What Novelists Are For: ‘Atonement’ at 15

Joe Wright’s Oscar-winning period drama ‘Atonement’ is 15, and it remains an affecting film about stories and the very act of filmmaking. Essay by Margaret Roarty.

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10 Sexiest Movie Vampires

10 Sexiest Movie Vampires

The 10 sexiest movie vampires ever. From the silent era to the modern day, gory films to teen classics, the sexiest vampires in cinema history. List by Margaret Roarty.

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The Others (2001) Review

The Others (2001) Review

With a twist “so obvious you won’t see it coming”, Alejandro Amenábar’s ‘The Others’ (2001) starring Nicole Kidman is still captivating and frightening today. Review by Margaret Roarty.

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10 Best Spirited Away Moments

10 Best Spirited Away Moments

The 10 best moments from ‘Spirited Away’, the Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli animated masterpiece about a young girl’s adventures into another world. List by Margaret Roarty.

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There’s No Place like St. Louis at Christmas

There’s No Place like St. Louis at Christmas

If ‘The Wizard of Oz’ taught us that there’s no place like home, ‘Meet Me in St. Louis’ taught us that, actually, there’s no place like St. Louis. Essay by Margaret Roarty.

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Ten Women Who Defined and Evolved Horror’s Final Girl Trope

Ten Women Who Defined and Evolved Horror’s Final Girl Trope

Ten of horror’s most important final girls, from Sally Hardesty of ‘The Texas Chain Saw Massacre’ to Laurie Strode of ‘Halloween’, Ellen Ripley of ‘Alien’ and beyond. List by Margaret Roarty.

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Arrival and the Language of Cinema

Arrival and the Language of Cinema

In his 2016 science fiction film ‘Arrival’, director Denis Villeneuve expertly uses the power of cinematic language to take us on a mind bending journey of love, loss, and the inevitability of time. Essay by Margaret Roarty.

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‘In the Cut’ and How Marriage Can Kill You, Actually

‘In the Cut’ and How Marriage Can Kill You, Actually

How Jane Campion erotic thriller ‘In the Cut’ (2003) starring Meg Ryan subverted the expectations of the erotic thriller genre and has gone underappreciated for close to two decades. Article by Margaret Roarty.

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