Appreciated by international film festivals, director and co-writer Andrea Segre’s Shun Li and the Poet is a story about immigrants to a sleepy Italian fishing town on the Veneto lagoon who find a delicate friendship developing between them.
Each issue we ask our readers a big question relating to film or cinema. The best responses are printed in our magazine and the most entertaining entry also wins a film goodie bag courtesy of The Empress. This issue’s big question is: should we forgive Ben Affleck for making Gigli and Daredevil?
During the 1930s, World War 1 ace flying pilot Roger Schumann (Robert Stack ) is making ends meet by performing on the stunt plane aerobatics circuit. He and his family live hand to mouth, never knowing when or where the next payday will happen, yet he always has enough for a bottle of drink.
Welcome to our new online feature! We’ve asked select special guests to imagine a scenario that goes a little something like this: You’re shipwrecked on a desert island – like Tom Hanks in that film Cast Away (2000) – but you’ll never escape and you won’t have a football named Wilson to keep you company. […]
There has been a notable surge in British urban thrillers [or hoodie horrors] in recent years with films like F (2010), Eden Lake (2008), Heartless (2009) and Cherry Tree Lane (2010) featuring youths in jogging tops terrorising families.
Irvine Welsh’s books seem to be very readily adaptable. He creates colourful and likeable [but conflicted] characters despite their grey and depressing settings and Filth is no exception to that rule. Of course, the nimbly written screenplay and direction of Jon S. Baird does help in that regard. As does James McAvoy’s ability to carry […]
Sam Peckinpah’s penultimate film, Convoy (1978), was based on a country/pop song by C.W. McCall. People today complain about movies that are based on 1980s toys (Transformers) … but a chart-topping ditty about the joys of trucking?! Heck.
Woody Allen’s films have radically fluctuated in quality over the years but, considering how prolific he is, it is also understandable. Even in the 1970s and 1980s lesser efforts such as Interiors (1978), Stardust Memories (1980) and Another Woman (1988) arrived amongst more celebrated works. With forty-four features in nearly fifty years, Allen’s films are […]