LFFF 2013: Women Rising: Political Leadership in Africa

by Maryann O'Connor 22 November 2013

This short film showing at the London Feminist Film Festival next week highlights the progress made in electing female representatives to government in modern Africa. There are 55 sovereign countries in Africa, two of which are run by female heads of state: the first ever woman head of state in Africa, H.E. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf […]

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In Review: Parkland

by Maryann O'Connor 22 November 2013

Parkland seeks to tell the wearingly overexposed story of JFK’s assassination from a less explored angle; mainly that of the hospital staff who tended to Kennedy in Dallas, the Oswald family and the local FBI office.

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French Film Festival UK 2013: Le Capital

by Mairéad Roche 21 November 2013

Le Capital follows the rise of Marc Tourneuil (Gad Elmaleh) as he moves around the chess board of international banking as CEO to a powerful French bank.

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In Review: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

by Maryann O'Connor 21 November 2013

Catching Fire is the second of the three Hunger Games novels and deals with the aftermath of that 74th Hunger Games, where Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) defied the authorities live on Hunger Games Terror TV, leaving the fragile hierarchy of Panem in an extremely precarious position.

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In Review: Invasion Of The Body Snatchers (1978) on Blu-ray

by Martyn Conterio 20 November 2013

Knee-jerk reactions to remakes are not a 21st century internet-stoked phenomenon. When news filtered out that Philip Kaufman was to ‘reimagine’ Don Siegel’s Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956), based on a novel by Jack Finney, many thought he and his team were needlessly messing with a classic movie and no good would come of […]

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The New Empress Magazine Video Blog: Dale Lloyd on VHS Collecting

by Martyn Conterio 20 November 2013

Ahoy there, dear reader! In the very latest New Empress Magazine Video Blog, we talk to Viva VHS man Dale Lloyd about his life’s passion and what it’s like to be an old-school videotape collector in the digital age. For more video blogs check out the New Empress Youtube page here: NewEmpressMagazine

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In Review: Heaven’s Gate (1980) on Blu-ray

by Martyn Conterio 20 November 2013

For the briefest of briefest moments in Hollywood’s illustrious history, Michael Cimino seemed to vindicate a much-vaunted idea that the director truly was top of the creative movie-making pile and proper figurehead of the business. Having broken free of the old studio system, the previously reined-in team player working under the aegis and therefore restrictions […]

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French Film Festival UK 2013: Love is in the Air

by Mairéad Roche 19 November 2013

Meeting on a plane from New York to their mutually native Paris, artist Julie (Ludivine Sagnier) and lawyer Antoine (Nicolas Bedos) are seated next to each other for the seven hour flight home. The coincidence of their unexpectedly seeing each other again three years after their relationship ended frames this Romantic-Comedy.

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Film Africa 2013: Fuelling Poverty (2012)

by Ann Jackson 19 November 2013

This short film documents the corruption in the Oil Industry in Nigeria, corruption that envelops government and industry alike. Nigeria produces untold wealth yet is one of the world’s most impoverished nations. This film asks – where is the money going?

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In Review: The Family (2013)

by Daniel Goodwin 19 November 2013

It’s a shame De Niro is now more associated with low brow comedy than the high calibre crime classics that made him famous. With the exception of Limitless (2011) and Stone (2010) most of his output over the past decade has been a little below par. But when linking with the likes of Michelle Pfeiffer […]

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In Review: Gaslight (1940) on Blu-ray

by Maryann O'Connor 18 November 2013

The BFI have released Thorold Dickinson’s Gaslight (1940) as part of their season, Gothic: The Dark Heart of Film. Gaslight begins with a murder and the ransacking of an elderly lady’s house in Victorian Pimlico Square

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