Variations on a Christmas Classic: Top 5 A Christmas Carol adaptations

Charles Dickens wrote his novella A Christmas Carol during the early part of the Victorian era in Britain, helping to rejuvenate interest in older Christmas traditions in the England of the time and remaining a cornerstone of Christmas tradition in both Britain and America to this day. There have been many adaptations of this story on stage and in film over the year, with the following films representing some of the best of those adaptations on this Christmas classic.

TMW's 10 Best Movie Scores of 2014

2014 gave us some memorable scores. Here, in no particular order, are TMW's favourites.

TMW's 10 Worst Movies of 2014

Turkeys aren't just for Christmas - we've had them all year long. Here are the 10 most excruciating movies of 2015.

Robin Williams' 10 best roles

When Robin Williams sadly passed away on August 11th of this year, he left behind a legacy of great performances, unmatched by few of his peers. He may have begun in comedy, but as this list demonstrates, Williams quickly became as respected as a dramatic actor as he was revered for his comic talents.

10 Directorial Coulda-Beens

Many iconic movies had completely different directors attached in their early stages.

10 Dramatic Physical Transformations for a Role

Over the years, actors have put themselves through gruelling transformations for roles. Here are ten of the most extreme.

The five best movies of November 2014

TMW's editor picks his five favourite new releases of the past month.

Sight & Sound and Cahiers du Cinéma release their best of 2014 lists

You'll have to wait until the end of December for TMW's best of 2014 list, but here are the lists from the two most revered film journals.

The Five Best Movies of October 2014!

TMW's editor selects the five best movies reviewed in the past month.

Five family films for Halloween

Everyone knows that Halloween is the best time of the year.

The Five Best Movies of September 2014

TMW's editor selects the five best new releases he saw this month.

TMW's 10 Best Movies of Summer 2014!

Displaying total disregard for the Southern Hemisphere calendar, TMW's editor selects his 10 favourite movies of a surprisingly impressive summer*.

The five best movies of August 2014!

TMW's editor selects his five favourite new releases from the previous month.

TV Waffle - Television's Best Female Roles

Does TV provide better roles for women than movies?

The Five Best Movies of July 2014

TMW's editor picks his five favourite new releases of the past month.

Against the Grain: 10 Reviews We Got Wrong in 2014 (Mid-Year edition)

Here at TMW we're occasionally baffled by the praise heaped on movies we feel are undeserving, while other times we champion a movie only to see it trashed in the mainstream. Using the consensus of Rotten Tomatoes as a reference point, here are 10 examples from the first six months of 2014 where our evaluations differed wildly from the general consensus.

Sub Standard: 10 occasions when subtitles should be avoided

If you don't want to be labelled a cinema philistine you should always opt for the subtitled option, right? Right?

The 10 Worst Movies of 2014 (mid-year edition)

At the midpoint of 2014, TMW's editor lists the ten worst movies he's suffered through this year.

20 Great Bernard Herrmann Scores

Born 100 years ago, Bernard Herrmann's career began in the golden age of Hollywood, working with the likes of Welles, Wise and, most fruitfully, Hitchcock, and ended with collaborations with  1970s movie brats De Palma and Scorsese. To celebrate his centenary, here are 20 of TMW's favourite Herrmann scores.*

The five best movies of June 2014

TMW's editor selects the five best new release of the past month.
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