1950s Film

Movie musings about the stars and films of the 1950s. A time whe women knew how to meet the proper man with the proper position, how to make a proper wife and run a proper home and raise proper children. Because when you’re proper you’re safe!

5th Annual Rendez-vous with French Cinema 2014

by Maryann O'Connor 3 April 2014

This year’s Rendez-vous with French Cinema pays tribute to a legend of French Cinema, Alan Resnais, bringing a restored version of his 1959 New Wave classic Hiroshima mon amour (starring Emmanuelle Riva) and many other delights to a whole bunch of lovely cinemas in the UK between 23 and 30 April.

Read the full article →

In Review: Il Bidone (1955) on Blu-ray

by Mark Searby 17 January 2014

Legendary Italian director Federico Fellini released Il Bidone a year after his masterpiece La Strada, the former still in keeping with his neo-realist filmmaking but focused on a more political standpoint.

Read the full article →

In Review: Bonjour Tristesse (1958) Re-released

by Pamela Hutchinson 30 August 2013

Too much beauty, like too much champagne, will make you sick. And Otto Preminger’s sumptuous, intoxicating Bonjour Tristesse (1958) is as toxic as it is lustrous.

Read the full article →

The New Empress Magazine Video Blog: Roman Holiday is Rereleased!

by Helen Cox 16 July 2013

For its 60th anniversary the romantic classic Roman Holiday is being rereleased in British cinemas as of Friday. The latest New Empress Magazine video blog celebrates by dressing Mark Searby in drag – well, how else do you celebrate a rerelease?

Read the full article →

Inside Issue 10: A Sneak Preview

by Helen Cox 30 May 2013

Issue 10 is now available to order.   As our magazines sell out within weeks of going on sale we recommend ordering to avoid disappointment. Our theme this issue is Time in Film and consequently you’ll be able to read up on how plausible film time travel techniques actually are, the role of stopped clocks […]

Read the full article →

The Immortals: Grace Kelly

by Linsey Satterthwaite 21 May 2013

If ever a name was suited to describe a person it was that of Grace Kelly; the actress had a distinctive poise and elegance that charmed cinema-goers, sent a certain director into ‘Frenzy’ and captured the heart of a Prince.

Read the full article →

Issue 9: Now Available For Order

by Helen Cox 6 March 2013

What would happen if King Kong went on a dating show? Now you know thanks to our talented cover artist Dan Havardi.

Read the full article →

The Immortals: James Dean in Rebel Without a Cause

by Linsey Satterthwaite 26 February 2013

The lights go down in the cinema, the film begins and the audience sees a young man lying in the street, playing with a wind up monkey toy. He is drunk yet beguiling, a loner yet magnetic. Later in the film the same young man appears on screen, a haunting figure, clashing with the school […]

Read the full article →

60th Anniversary: Casque d’Or

by Maryann O'Connor 6 November 2012

Jacques Becker’s Casque d’Or, the story of Golden Marie, was not well received by critics or the French public at the time of its release. Despite this lukewarm reception at home, the film did manage to gather great acclaim abroad and has since gained a reputation as a great and simple portrayal of ‘gangster’s moll’ […]

Read the full article →

Issue 7: Our Horror Special – order yours today!

by Helen Cox 23 October 2012

What do Linnea Quigley, Bette Davis and killer telephones have in common? All three appear in our spooky horror special which is out at the very end of October. Other treats for readers include an exclusive interview with Richard Bates Jnr on his new psychological horror: Excision, an exposé on the role of distributors in […]

Read the full article →

Issue 6.1 Is Here!

by Helen Cox 22 October 2012

The second digital edition of the year is here! Our front cover is illustrated by Rory Mitchell and inspired by the unforgettable body horror: Videodrome. New Empress Magazine’s Minema  titles are a mini-digi-dose of film commentary, interviews and flashbacks. Inside this issue our writers have examined the way brands, TV, music and other elements of […]

Read the full article →
Page 1 of 212