Film Stories issue 42 (May 2023): full details and order your copy here

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In the latest issue of Film Stories, it’s an action film and a half – Polite Society – that steps into the limelight…

Introducing the new issue of Film Stories magazine, that’s shipping out now!. The magazine is primarily mail order, although it goes into a few WHSmiths stores around the UK.

Here’s the cover of the new issue, that’s packed with 100 pages of movie mayhem, and then we’ll tell you what’s in it…

Film Stories issue 42 cover

Shipping shortly…

Amongst the features inside the issue…

Polite Society – It’s a brilliant new British action film, and we’ve been chatting to director Nida Manzoor and stars Priya Kansara and Ritu Arya all about it!

Filming the unfilmable – The books that were never supposed to make it to the screen.

The Pen-hires Stroke Back – How’s that for a pun? Er, anyway. The threat of strike action looms over Hollywood, and we’ve been looking into why…

After Antiviral – Brandon Cronenberg discusses new horror Infinity Pool and getting back into filmmaking.

Jaws 3D! – We’ve been chatting to its director, and questioning whether it’s a sequel that deserves another bite. Arf.

Digital de-ageing – Ahead of Indiana Jones 5, a look into what might be becoming Hollywood’s favourite new toy.

The Bursting Bubbles Of Modern Cinema – Is everything going wrong?! Or is hope on the horizon, that doesn’t involve blue people?

Hiring a cinema – How much? How do you do it? What can you do?

Breaking down barriers – Writer/director Shamim Sarif on overcoming divisions and her new film Polarized.



The Science Bit: our technical column covers output.

My film story

Reviews! New films! Some of them are good, too!

Things for the watchlist


Movie clinic!

The letters page!

More interviews!

And lots more!

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