Film Review: Noah

Russell Crowe as Noah in Darren Aranofsky's biblical epic

Leon Nicholson takes a look at Noah starring Russell Crowe, Emma Watson and Ray Winstone. Available now on Blu-Ray and DVD. When it was announced that the brilliant Darren Aronofsky was to helm Noah, there were a few raised eyebrows. The majority however, thought (me included) with this in trusted hands this could signal the return of the Biblical Epic. How wrong we were. Oh my... Read More

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

Lust

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)

Dracula prince of darkness

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

DVD Review: Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins

Remo Williams

Jonathon Dabell takes a look at Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins starring Fred Ward, Joel Grey and Wilford Brimley. Available on Blu-ray Special Edition from Monday July 7th, 2014. Screenwriter Christopher Wood (who wrote the Bond films The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker) and director Guy Hamilton (who helmed the Bond films Goldfinger, Diamonds Are Forever, Live And Let Die and... 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: 3 Days To Kill

3 Days to kill

Leon Nicholson takes a look at 3 Days To Kill starring Kevin Costner, Connie Nielsen and Amber Heard. Currently on General Release at UK Cinemas. 3 Days to Kill is earmarked as Kevin Costner’s comeback movie. In a nutshell Costner deserves better but the silver lining is that it could have been a hell of a lot worse. Costner plays Ethan, a CIA Agent on a mission to capture The... 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

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