Latest Columns & Features

FIR’S HOLIDAY NEW YEAR’S SPECIAL – 2014

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It’s been a good season at the cinemas, and it’s been a good year for home video, despite everything we’ve been led to expect. Here are some suggestions for gifts, ranging from the collections to the obscure.

THE SHADOWS ON THE HALLS

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My name is David Del Valle. My journey is just beginning. A journey that I am hoping will somehow begin to reveal the mysteries of my past. It is a journey that will bring me to a strange and dark place….to a house high atop a stormy cliff at the edge of the sea…

FIR HALLOWEEN COLUMN 2014

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Good news: despite the decline of DVD/BluRay, there are some spectacular titles out there for Halloween. I’m even in one of them (but don’t let that stop you from picking it up…) Also, we’re still drowning in zombies, so they get their special section at the end of the column

BEFORE MY TIME – MICHAEL GLAWOGGER – IN MEMORIAM

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Michael Glawogger championed the inhabitants in the world who were subjected to harshness and cruelty toiling in the fruitless labor that bore only the bare minimum to survive.

STEVE REEVES: HERCULES

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Decades before Dwayne Johnson another Hercules ruled the screen.

“This is Kissel” From Jerky Boy To Writer/Director, Kamal Ahmed Has People Such As Martin Scorsese Interested

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With a grindhouse education in film, Kamal Ahmed is a New York based filmmaker who truly makes independent features.

FIR Top 10s, 8s, 6s, etc. of 2013

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2013 Top 10′s 8′s 6′s etc. List