Opinion: All The Right Sporting Moves

Leon Nicholson takes a tongue-in-cheek look at probable future (fictional) biopic projects about successful sporting legends. N.B. All projects mentioned below are totally made up with no basis or foundation in reality. Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor powered his way to yet another World Matchplay title (his 15th in fact) clearly marking him as the greatest of all time in his field.... Read More

80 Years Of Hammer: Lust For A Vampire (1971)


For our second film in the 80 Years Of Hammer series, Dawn Dabell takes a look at one of the studio’s less well-regarded titles. Even devoted Hammer fans shudder when it is mentioned (though it has a handful of hardy admirers, like any film): Lust For A Vampire (1971). Hammer Studios were fond of depicting novelised characters on the big screen, two of the most notable examples... Read More

Shootin’ Westerns: Duel At Diablo (1966)

Duel At Diablo

Shootin’ Westerns is back, with Leon Nicholson taking a look at Duel at Diablo starring James Garner and Sidney Poitier. It’s only fitting that the Shootin’ Westerns feature pays it’s own mini tribute to the late James Garner, who passed away at the age of 86 years; and it does so by looking at Duel At Diablo directed by Ralph Nelson. Duel At Diablo was Garner’s first... Read More

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