An Interstellar Press Conference

by Daniel Goodwin 5 November 2014

Christopher Nolan’s latest work of wonder Interstellar opens in cinemas this week. Despite a clunky final third it’s a visually astounding and riveting sci-fi blockbuster with a strong, emotional core that will hopefully pave the way for more intelligent mainstream movies based on original concepts. New Empress attended a press conference with the director and […]

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In Interview: Kelly Reichardt and Night Moves

by David Mault 28 August 2014

Kelly Reichardt is a director working on the fringes of a system which mostly chooses to ignore her. She works on films in her summer holidays, ploughing the lonely furrow of making cinema that allows us to think, hope and dream.

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In Interview: David France on How to Survive a Plague

by Maryann O'Connor 27 March 2014

How to Survive a Plague is a life-changing documentary, directed by David France, which follows NYC activists from the early 1980s onwards desperately campaigning for the HIV and AIDS crisis to be taken seriously by US politicians, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Pharmaceutical Companies and hospitals. Through pure perseverance and sweat, blood and oceans […]

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The bumps and bruises of Captain America: The Winter Soldier

by Daniel Goodwin 26 March 2014

The third solo avenger outing since the gang assembled two years ago finally arrives this week with Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Introducing more gritty, urban characteristics than Marvel’s recent flights of fancy, Captain America: The Winter Soldier incorporates conspiracy and espionage thriller elements into a story of double-crossing and subterfuge. The film’s directors and cast assembled […]

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The New Empress Magazine Video Blog: Andy Nyman and Ghost Stories

by Maryann O'Connor 6 February 2014

Andy Nyman talks to Mark Searby about the joint interests in horror which led him and co-writer Jeremy Dyson (The League of Gentlemen) to create a scream-worthy stage show. More New Empress Mag Video Blogs here

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The New Empress Magazine Video Blog: Mark Kermode talks Silent Film

by Maryann O'Connor 7 January 2014

Silent film isn’t enjoying a renaissance, it never went away: Mark Kermode talks about this most stylish foundation rock of cinema in the past and present. Previous New Empress Magazine Video Blog goodies can be found ‘ere: NewEmpressMagazine

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The New Empress Magazine Video Blog: Blooper Reel

by Maryann O'Connor 27 December 2013

To celebrate all the lovely video blog shizzle that we’ve been giving you this year – here is a selection of bloopers from Mark Searby, who is never even the tiniest bit afraid to look silly in the name of film worship…as it should be. To look back over our video blog action please do […]

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The New Empress Magazine Video Blog: ‘You’re Gonna Need A Bigger Boat’

by Maryann O'Connor 20 December 2013

Mark Searby chats to film quiz extraordinaire Simon Williams about his popular quiz night ‘You’re Gonna Need A Bigger Boat’. Here we learn about a great many film quiz-related issues and discover exactly what neuroscience and microbiology have to do with the world of film (clue: not much). Anyone who needs the quiz title reference explaining […]

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The New Empress Magazine Video Blog: Underrated Horror Films

by Martyn Conterio 29 October 2013

In our latest video blog, we asked a bunch of industry folk to name some underrated horror films. If you’re planning a Halloween horror marathon then you’d better watch this collection of interviews for inspiration! Stay scared, as George A. Romero would say. For more video blogs check out the New Empress Youtube page here: […]

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Thor: The Dark World: press conference tidbits

by Daniel Goodwin 24 October 2013

Marvel’s reign over the multiplexes continues this month with the release of Thor: The Dark World; another action heavy and humorous delve into the fantastical realm of Asgard. With a darker, otherworldly setting and tone, Thor: The Dark World explores the evolving relationship between the Norse God and his adopted brother Loki in such illustrious […]

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In Interview: Lars Ulrich on Metallica: Through The Never

by Daniel Goodwin 10 October 2013

Rock monsters Metallica exploded into our cinemas last week with their concert film Metallica: Through The Never, an exhilarating meld of fictional cinema, live gig footage, immersive 3D and brain-rattling guitar noise New Empress attended a roundtable discussion with Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich to discuss the ideas behind the film

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