The brand new issue of Film Stories is now available to order – and full details as to what’s inside can be found right here.

The first issue of Film Stories magazine for 2021 is pretty much here, and as we enter our third full year, we’ve got a jam-packed issue to start things off.

Here’s the cover, and what you can find inside. Cover first..

And inside:

Secrets Of Cinema exclusive: Mark Kermode and the team take us behind the scenes of the best film show on television

The huge 2021 movie preview: only thing is, with our preview, it’s all British movies. Loads of ‘em!

Directors who paid for their own movies: if you can’t get a studio to back your feature? No worries. Meet the high profile filmmakers who paid the bill themselves.

Black women on film: a look at how things have got to where they are – and how much further there is to go


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Cookery: yep, a cookery page! Make better cinema snacks!

How do you organise your DVD collection? The pros and cons of various methods…

70 years of the X certificate: why it was introduced, and how it affected 1950s UK cinema

Back to back! How the Musketeers movies of the 70s saw two films being made at once – even if nobody told the filmmakers.

Criticising film critics: what does the recent Wonder Woman 1984 review backlash tell us?

Puppets! Saluting the amazing creations for 1980s fantasy movies.

Clive Barker on film: the rocky road to Hellraiser

Oh heck, and so much more. We really hope you like it!

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