Feature: 80 Years of Hammer: Dracula: Prince Of Darkness (1966)

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80 Years Of Hammer is a new feature which takes a look at some of the films made by the Hammer company;  one of the most successful production organisations in the history of British cinema. 2014 marks the 80th anniversary of their existence. Many people believe Hammer simply made horror movies, but their output was much more diverse than that. In the series, we aim to look at... Read More

Gather Round The Tele: The Point (1971)

The Point

Gather Round The Tele – the feature that looks at family movies – continues with Tim Wickens looking at The Point starring Ringo Starr and Paul Frees. For those who thought H.R. Pufnstuf was the only trippy (possibly) LSD induced children’s movie/program, think again. Singer songwriter Harry Nilsson openly admitted that he came up with The Point whilst on the drug.... Read More

This Is Not A Woman’s Picture: Humanoids From The Deep (1980)

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This Is Not A Woman’s Picture continues with Dawn Dabell looking at Humanoids From The Deep, starring Ann Turkel and Doug McClure. During the heyday of exploitation B-movies, genre-maestro Roger Corman produced Humanoids From The Deep (1980). Though not the most exploitative ‘anti-female’ movie to be analyzed in this series, it nevertheless warrants examination. Especially... Read More

Cinema Review: Next Goal Wins

Thomas Rongen

With the FIFA World Cup nearly upon us, Simon Collings takes a look at football documentary Next Goal Wins directed by Mike Brett and Steve Jamison. On April 11th 2001, the American Samoan national football team travelled to New South Wales to take on Australia in a qualifying match for the 2002 FIFA World Cup.  The result ended in a 31-0 loss for South Pacific islanders – a... Read More

Cinema Review: Maleficent


FMV Magazine’s Jonathon Dabell takes a look at Maleficent starring Angelina Jolie and Sharlto Copley. Currently on General Release at UK Cinemas. Maleficent is yet another entry in the recent spate of subverted fairy-tales, coming on the heels of films like Mirror, Mirror; Snow White And The Huntsman, Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, Red Riding Hood and Jack The Giant Slayer.... Read More

Feature: This Is Not A Woman’s Picture! – Corruption (1968)


FMV Magazine welcomes Dawn Dabell who introduces ‘This Is Not a Woman’s Picture’, the first in a new series which looks at movies that have been ignored by female audiences. This article is the first in a series by me – Dawn – a female writer looking at films which, traditionally, have been shunned by female viewers.  There is a notion that exploitation... Read More

Feature: Gather Round The Tele – Fat Albert

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FMV Magazine welcomes Tim Wickens who introduces ‘Gather Round The Tele’, the first in a new series which looks at family movies. Many will look in shock and disbelief; some will make exclamations but those of you who have children, as I do, will understand ( I write this review while my son Stephen is sick with a strep throat). Being one of his favorite films, we sat down... Read More

Shootin’ Westerns: Escape From Fort Bravo (1953)

Escape From Fort Bravo

Shootin’ Westerns returns with Jonathon Dabell looking at Escape From Fort Bravo starring William Holden and Eleanor Parker. The western genre was enormously popular from the 1930s right through to the 1960s and arguably beyond, but by 1953 (when Escape From Fort Bravo was released) it was becoming increasingly apparent that the genre was in desperate need of freshening up. The... Read More

67th Cannes Film Festival: Round up

Leon Nicholson takes a look a selection of films screened during the 67th Cannes Film Festival. Party Girl Party Girl was chosen as the opening film for the Un Certain Regard. It’s a French  flick that tells the story of 60 year old Angélique; a former cabaret girl/stripper/pole dancer who chooses love over her old life of partying, debauchery and drunkenness. Her new love... Read More

67th Cannes Film Festival: Introduction to Cold In July Clip.

A quick introduction to the screening of Cold In July, attended by FMV Magazine’s Leon Nicholson, during director’s fortnight saw writer of the original crime novel Joe R. Lansdale, show his appreciation to director Jim Mickle and the Cannes audience. Lead actor Michael C. Hall also says a few words whilst Don Johnson thanks and praises the brilliance of the interpreter. Click... Read More