Latest Columns & Features

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

And The Rocket’s Red Glare, Gives Proof of Its Oscar Might.

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Welcome to Laos, the world’s most bombed country.

THE GOOD SISTER AND THE PRETTY SISTER

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“When archaeologists discover the missing arms of Venus de Milo, they will find she was wearing boxing gloves.” John Barrymore