This Is Not A Woman’s Picture: Savior (1998)

Savior

This Is Not A Woman’s Picture continues with Dawn Dabell looking at Savior starring Dennis Quaid and Nastassja Kinski. This month I take a look at a film which is less exploitative than the movies usually covered in this feature. It falls into a genre often perceived as typical ‘Boys-own’ material – the war film. Many war films are fairly male-orientated, appealing far... Read More

Race Relations: Black Rain (1989)

BLACK RAIN

The Race Relations feature continues with Jonathon Dabell looking at Black Rain starring Michael Douglas and Andy Garcia. “Cultural Relations” might be a more accurate title for this week’s feature, as we take a look at Ridley Scott’s neon-lit Far Eastern nightmare Black Rain. This fish-out-of-water story – about two American cops who end up working... Read More

Tune In: The Psychedelic Film Experience: Magical Mystery Tour

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FMV Magazine welcomes Brian Gregory as Tune In: The Psychedelic Film Experience continues as he takes a look at Magical Mystery Tour (1967) directed by and starring The Beatles. In 1967, The Beatles were on top of the musical world. Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band had been released to universal acclaim in the June of that year and they were, without doubt, the biggest... Read More

Tune In: The Psychedelic Film Experience: The Trip (1967)

The Trip

FMV Magazine presents Tune In: The Psychedelic Film Experience – a new series that sees Brian Gregory and Tim Wickens take a trip into the world of Psychedelic films. First up is The Trip (1967) directed by Roger Corman and starring Peter Fonda, Susan Strasberg, Bruce Dern and Dennis Hopper. Sit back let your mind float downstream as this week’s guru Tim Wickens takes you... Read More

Race Relations: The Klansman (1974)

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The Race Relations feature continues with Dawn Dabell looking at The Klnasman starring Lee Marvin, Richard Burton and O.J.Simpson. In this offering of Race Relations, I take a look at The Klansman (1974), which has attracted a lot of negative criticism from viewers and critics alike. It is based on William Bradford Huie’s 1965 novel of the same name, and is bursting at the seams... Read More

Gather Round The Tele: The Optimists

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Gather Round The Tele continues with Tim Wickens praising his idol Peter Sellers in The Optimists (1973) (also known as The Optimists of Nine Elms). For American ears Peter Sellers can be difficult to understand in the role of aging busker Sam Hall,  (street performer) for my American cousins. Though I admit on my last viewing of it I had no problem but the first time had me rewinding... Read More

This Is Not A Woman’s Picture: I Spit On Your Grave (1978) aka Day of The Woman

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This Is Not A Woman’s Picture continues with Dawn Dabell looking at I Spit On Your Grave starring Camille Keaton and Richard Pace. For this instalment we shall take a look at one of the most controversial films of all time, possibly the most famous rape-revenge film and one which causes considerable debate about whether it encourages violence against women or is really a pro-feminist... Read More

Race Relations: Across 110th Street (1972)

Across 110th street

The Race Relations feature continues with Jonathon Dabell looking at Across 110th Street starring Anthony Quinn and Yaphet Kotto. The significance of 110th Street in New York is that it is the point where Central Park ends and Harlem begins. This ultra-violent 70s cop drama wastes no time in painting the streets of Harlem as a hard, merciless, entirely dangerous zone where the law... Read More

68th Cannes Film Festival: The Sea Of Trees

The Sea Of Trees

Leon Nicholson’s coverage of Cannes Film Festival continues with a look at The Sea Of Trees starring Matthew McConaughey, Naomi Watts and Ken Watanabe. A movie with the combined talents of Gus Van Sant, Matthew McConaughey, Naomi Watts and Ken Watanabe sounds exciting – it’s a film that should get the Pavlovs’ dogs of the critic world salivating – but does it? So is The... Read More

68th Cannes Film Festival: Inside Out

Inside Out

Leon Nicholson’s coverage of Cannes Film Festival continues with Pixar’s latest offering Inside Out with the voice talents of Amy Poehler, Bill Hader and Lewis Black. Pixar has followed up Monsters’ University with Inside Out, another animated offering that is bound to be a sure fire hit. Will the quality of Inside Out ensure that the Box Office will adopted it as its darling... Read More