BFI London Film Festival 2013: Review Roundup #2

by Maryann O'Connor 11 October 2013

Here are some more short LFF reviews for your reading pleasure: Walesa, Man of Hope; Afternoon Delight; The Wishful Thinkers; The Fear; Hello Carter and Leave to Remain…

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BFI London Film Festival 2013: Review Roundup #1

by Martyn Conterio 10 October 2013

The 57th BFI London Film Festival kicked off on 9th October with the premiere of Paul Greengrass’ Captain Phillips. We’ll be reviewing plenty of movies over the next eleven days. Here’s the first of our Review Roundups…

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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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LFF 2013 Review: Jeune et Jolie

by David Katz 10 October 2013

Another year, another fine film from François Ozon. He’s assuming a role similar to the now-declining Pedro Almodóvar in UK film culture: that of a frisky, literate arthouse populist.

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LFF 2013 Review: Captain Phillips

by Mairéad Roche 10 October 2013

In 2009 the American cargo ship, MV Maersk Alabama, was boarded by a group of Somali pirates in international waters off the Horn of Africa. The subsequent hostile takeover led to a determined American naval intervention centred around the ship’s captain, Richard Philips.

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The New Empress Magazine Video Blog: An Interview with Joseph Millson

by Helen Cox 10 October 2013

On the latest New Empress Magazine Film Blog, Mark Searby interviews actor Joseph Millson about his stint on the Globe stage as Macbeth and his other film projects.

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In Review: Siberian Education on DVD

by Janet Awe 8 October 2013

Based on a true story, Siberian Education is a moving snapshot of the life of four boys growing up under communism. Set over ten years – from 1988 to 1998 – it opens by telling us that, at that time in the Soviet Union, entire criminal communities were deported to the South West of Russia.

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In Review: Breathe In on DVD

by Amanda Keats 8 October 2013

Breathe In would be described as a story about an affair between a young woman and the father of the family with which she is staying. The reality of the film is so much more.

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New Empress Magazine Film Blog: Mark Kermode In Interview

by Helen Cox 7 October 2013

This week we have a very special guest on our video blog. Mark Kermode talks about his latest book Hatchet Job and kindly spent some time discussing his views on film criticism, particularly in relation to the role of the internet. He explains who his inspirations were when he first started writing about film and the responsibilities that come […]

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In Review: Sharknado on DVD

by Danielle Richardson 7 October 2013

I’m sure we’ve all idly wondered whether a tornado – the kind that in The Wizard Of Oz uproot houses, grannies knitting in rocking chairs and the odd cow – would cause the same sort of disruption if it happened over the sea. Wonder no more

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In Review: Metallica: Through The Never (3D)

by Daniel Goodwin 4 October 2013

Concert films have always been a tricky sell for mainstream audiences, especially as a substitute to attending a gig in person. Having never made earth shattering box office, their place in the multiplex has always been questionable

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