In Review: Shun Li and the Poet on DVD

by Mairéad Roche 1 October 2013

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.

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Issue 11: The Big Question – win a film goodie bag!

by Helen Cox 30 September 2013

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?

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In Review: The Tarnished Angels (1957) on Blu-ray

by Mark Searby 30 September 2013

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.

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Desert Island Films: Special Guest Michael Ewins

by Martyn Conterio 30 September 2013

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. […]

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In Review: Citadel on DVD

by Daniel Goodwin 30 September 2013

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.

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Win A Copy Of Frankenstein’s Army on DVD

by Martyn Conterio 28 September 2013

To celebrate the release of the suspenseful Nazi-horror shocker ‘Frankenstein’s Army‘ -unleashing it’s terror on DVD 30th September 2013 – we have a copy to give away to one lucky, but brave, winner!

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In Review: Dead Sushi on DVD

by Mark Searby 27 September 2013

Japan’s horror/comedy director Noboru Iguchi returns with another film that, much like his previous works The Machine Girl and RoboGeisha, is more madcap crazy gore fun than straight up bloodletting.

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In Review: Filth

by Maryann O'Connor 27 September 2013

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 […]

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In Review: The Moth Diaries on DVD

by Lauren Harrison 26 September 2013

Oh, Mary Harron… Where did it all go wrong? From start to finish, ‘The Moth Diaries’ is a confusing clash of genres and clichés

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In Review: Convoy 35th Anniversary Edition (1978) on Blu-ray

by Martyn Conterio 25 September 2013

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.

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In Review: Blue Jasmine

by Daniel Goodwin 25 September 2013

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 […]

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