This Is Not A Woman’s Picture: SS Experiment Love Camp (1976)

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This Is Not A Woman’s Picture continues with Dawn Dabell looking at  SS Experiment Love Camp starring Patrizia Melega and Giorgio Cerioni. This month we take our first outing into the depraved world of “Nazisploitation”, which was a popular sub-genre among some film fans. Similar to the ‘women-in-prison’ cycle, these films up the levels of sex and violence. The sub-genre... Read More

Race Relations: Man Friday (1975)

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The Race Relations feature continues with Jonathon Dabell looking at Man Friday starring Peter O’Toole and Richard Roundtree. Back in 1719, Daniel Defoe wrote his beloved classic Robinson Crusoe, about a shipwrecked sailor surviving for years on an uninhabited island. During the course of his adventures, Crusoe rescues a black native from cannibals and names him Friday (after... Read More

Gather Round The Tele: Jack And The Beanstalk (1952)

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Gather Round The Tele continues with Tim Wickens looking at Jack And The Beanstalk (1952) starring the classic comedy team of Abbott and Costello. In my mind there are films and actors that are must shares with your kids. Actors that are a must for me are the likes of Peter Sellers, Christopher Lee, Sidney Poitier, Marx Brothers, Three Stooges, Charlie Chaplin, and Abbott &... Read More

Race Relations: Rabbit Proof Fence (2002)

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The Race Relations feature continues with Dawn Dabell looking at Rabbit Proof Fence starring Kenneth Branagh, Everlyn Sampi, Tianna Sansbury and Laura Monaghan. For our next instalment of Race Relations, we venture across the seas to 1930s Australia and the ‘Stolen Generation’ scandal. These horrific real-life events took place from the early 1900s through to the 1970s. Rabbit... Read More

This Is Not A Woman’s Picture: Open Season (1974)

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This Is Not A Woman’s Picture continues with Dawn Dabell looking at Open Season starring Peter Fonda and John Phillip-Law. In this month’s offering, we take a look at a film which, on the surface, seems to have a number of similarities with Death Weekend (1976) which we tackled in this series a few months back.  Peter Collinson’s Open Season (1974) – based on a novel... Read More

DVD Revew: Paddington

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Jonathon Dabell takes a look at Paddington starring Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins and Ben Whishaw. Currently available on DVD and Blu-Ray. Paddington took a long time to reach the screen. As far back as 2007, the film was touted as a forthcoming venture from StudioCanal, but it was 2013 before a satisfactory script had been written and funding agreed (at a sizable budget of $50... Read More

Race Relations: 12 Years A Slave (2013)

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FMV Magazine is proud to launch a new fortnightly feature called Race Relations. Dawn and Jonathon Dabell will look at films where a racial angle provides the key theme. This may be a racial conflict, a study of racism, a story where a character/characters learns tolerance and harmony, or a story where two cultures clash… anything which covers the wider issue of ‘race’. Our... Read More

DVD Review: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

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Jonathon Dabell takes a look at The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 – starring Jennifer Lawrence, Donald Sutherland and Julianne Moore. Currently available on DVD and Blu-Ray. Panem is in turmoil. The 75th Hunger Games have ended in controversy and chaos, with Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) figuring out a way to destroy the arena. In the aftermath of her actions, she... Read More

This Is Not A Woman’s Picture: I Don’t Want To Be Born (1975)

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This Is Not A Woman’s Picture continues with I Don’t Want to be Born starring Joan Collins and Ralph Bates. This month in my regular feature I discuss a film which takes most pregnant woman’s fear – that something may be wrong with their baby – and exploits it. In this extreme case, the mother-to-be gives birth to an evil child who goes on a killing spree,... Read More

Gather Round The Tele: The Scarecrow Of Romney Marsh (1963)

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Gather Round The Tele continues with Tim Wickens visiting the wonderful world of Walt Disney with The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh (1963). Disney’s Wonderful World of Color (1954 – 92) first aired it in 3 parts. I remember it from the 70s or 80s airing on The Wonderful World of Disney to which the program later changed its name. Little known by Americans, Patrick McGoohan within... Read More