This distinctly late 70s/early 80s American family-friendly drama tells the tale of a young magic enthusiast who desperately hopes to follow in his late father’s footsteps; apparently the greatest escapist of all time, after Houdini of course.
Last Saturday morning myself and a modest assembly of kids big and small gathered at the Cambridge Arts Picturehouse on the promise of witnessing some of the fluffier stars of the silent screen in action. The event was part of the 15th Annual British Silent Film Festival and was presented by silent pianist and composer [...]
Last Friday evening, the Cambridge Arts Picturehouse hosted an event with Lucy Betts of the British Board of Film Classification [BBFC] who are celebrating their centenary this year. The event was part of the 15th Annual British Silent Film Festival and the proceedings opened with a bit of an uneasy joke around the fact that even though this gathering [...]
Buck is a documentary feature by first time film maker Cindy Meehl. Though Meehl is prominent in the American fashion world, after attending horse clinic with horse whisperer or ‘horse gentler’ Buck Brannaman she was so impressed by his methods and straightforward cowboy logic, she decided to make a documentary about his life.
This week New Empress Film Magazine celebrates 12 months in print and thus its first jubilee. To rejoice, our Editor in Chief: Helen Cox was going to re-enact the scene from Die Hard in which Bruce Willis attaches himself to a fire hose and then jumps from a skyscraper.
“I love a good flick with tits and guns.” – Jaime Winstone Jaime Winstone and Ryan Andrews met on the set of Daddy’s Girl, a Welsh thriller she starred in, in 2006. Ryan was a trainee camera assistant and, as the youngest people there, they started hanging out together and hit it off after chatting [...]
Gareth Evans’ Indonesian martial arts flick The Raid has been on the film world’s proverbial radar for several months now. It’s been touted as a game-changing action movie and spoken of in the same breath of some absolute titans of the genre, but would it manage to live up to all the hype?
To celebrate the release of Angel and Tony on 4th May, we’re offering one lucky New Empress reader two tickets to see this great new film at a Central London cinema (take your pick of Apollo Piccadilly, Odeon Covent Garden or Cine Lumiere).
Co-written by first-time director, Ryan Andrews, Elfie Hopkins is the tale of a bored teenager in a rural village, who spends her life spying on her neighbours to disguise the fact that she’s avoiding getting out into the real world.
From the moment Captain America was released last year [and an Avengers preview ran after the closing credits] , we knew it was time: the grandiose stage was finally set for the Avengers to make their spandex slash metal-clad appearance.