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The New Empress Magazine Video Blog: James Dean, A Legend Restored

by Maryann O'Connor 17 April 2014

James Dean, yeah? Yeah. The man, the legend, returns to cinema screens this week, so Mark Searby has taken the time to refresh our memory on exactly who the legend was. We love a rumour of indiscriminate public urination. Over to you, Mark… More of our video blog shizzle can be found  here

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Birds Eye View Film Festival 2014

by Maryann O'Connor 7 April 2014

“Birds Eye View showcases and explores the outstanding contribution of Women Film Practitioners to Cinema”. And that is what the film festival (8 -13 April 2014) does, in the words of its creators

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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.

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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 Video Blog: Alan Jones on Video Nasties

by Martyn Conterio 25 March 2014

In our very latest video blog legendary horror critic, writer and co-founder of Film4 FrightFest , Alan Jones, talks to New Empress about the days of the Video Nasties scare, which led to Video Recordings Act. Marc Morris and Jake West’s Video Nasties: Draconian Days will be released as part of a 3-disc box set […]

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BFI Flare 2014: London LGBT Film Festival Preview

by Maryann O'Connor 20 March 2014

Today marks the beginning of eleven days of the most inclusive film programming you could hope to find on the riverside of this fair city, BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival. Tonight sees the European premiere of Lilting; a study of communication and grief by director Hong Khaou with cinematography by Sundance award winning Ula […]

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News: Show Samsung What You Got

by Maryann O'Connor 24 February 2014

You may or may not have already heard the buzz about the Samsung Launching People initiative but we at New Empress Towers thought that it was still worth having a little shout about. Do you have a script sitting around you want to do something with? None other than Idris Elba is waiting to hear […]

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That’s All Folks: New Empress Magazine to Cease Publication in July

by Helen Cox 20 February 2014

Just over three years ago I uttered eight naive little words that would dictate the way I lived my life for the foreseeable future: “I want to start my own film magazine.” My boyfriend smiled politely. We were still new to each other: he didn’t know then that when I said I wanted to do […]

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Berlinale 2014: First Impressions of a Film Festival

by Christina Newland 20 February 2014

For seven days this February, I found myself in Berlin’s Potsdamer Platz, the architectural glass and steel heart of the 64th annual Berlinale . It’s a surprisingly subdued centre for a city as bohemian as Berlin and for a festival so concerned with giving a platform to the most provocative, inventive, and marginalised voices in […]

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The New Empress Magazine Video Blog: Serpico (1971)

by Martyn Conterio 19 February 2014
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More Hammer Classics To Screen on Horror Channel in March

by Martyn Conterio 14 February 2014

Last month we gave you the skinny on Horror Channel’s rather ace decision to run a month of Hammer horror double bills on consecutive Saturday nights. Well, we’ve got an update for you: there’s going to be more Hammer films screened throughout March!

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