Helen Cox

Inside Issue 10: A Sneak Preview

by Helen Cox 30 May 2013

Issue 10 is now available to order.   As our magazines sell out within weeks of going on sale we recommend ordering to avoid disappointment. Our theme this issue is Time in Film and consequently you’ll be able to read up on how plausible film time travel techniques actually are, the role of stopped clocks [...]

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Unveiled: Our Issue 10 Front Cover

by Helen Cox 29 May 2013

Behold, the issue 10 front cover for New Empress Magazine illustrated by our talented cover artist Dan Havardi. Full details on what you’ll find inside will be announced tomorrow. To make sure you get your shiny magazine before they all sell out click here to subscribe!  

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In Review: Fast & Furious 6

by Helen Cox 15 May 2013

Post Fast Five the now-wealthy Brian O’ Conner (Paul Walker) is celebrating the birth of his son. Pal and fellow outlaw Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) advises O’ Conner on the responsibility of fatherhood and states with the seriousness of a Shakespeare-spouting thespian that their old life is behind them.

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The New Empress Video Blog: Scarecrow is Rereleased

by Helen Cox 24 April 2013

Here at New Empress we like to champion films that are often overlooked and forgotten and Jerry Schatzberg’s Scarecrow is one such film. Schatzberg won the Palme d’Or in 1973 for this rarely screened on-the-road classic, starring Gene Hackman and Al Pacino. 

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Films That Time Forgot: Hard Rain (1998)

by Helen Cox 4 April 2013

Multiply a heist film by a disaster flick, divide by Christian Slater (and Morgan Freeman in brackets) and what’s your answer? Hard Rain. When this formula was floated around the office, studio execs would be forgiven for assuming that it would all add up to pots of cash. For reasons that are not entirely clear, [...]

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New Empress Writer to Present at British Silent Film Symposium

by Helen Cox 3 April 2013

In place of the British Silent Film Festival this year a series of one-off events has been organised in London and Aldeburgh. The first is the British Silent Film Symposium on the 19th of April in which 14 research papers will be presented on all aspects of filmmaking and filmgoing between 1895 and 1930. Alongside [...]

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In Review: Last Shop Standing on DVD

by Helen Cox 1 April 2013

With the collapse of HMV 2012′s documentary Last Shop Standing is even more pertinent than it was 8 months ago on release. Based on the book of the same name by Graham Jones, one of the founders of Proper Music Distribution, this modest 50 minute film explores the rise, fall and potential rebirth of the [...]

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Issue 10: The Big Question – Win Film Goodies!

by Helen Cox 29 March 2013

Issue 10 of New Empress Magazine will be our time issue and consequently we’ll be looking at various ways in which time is used in film. Each issue we ask contributors and readers a Big Question about the movies. Leave your answer to our Big Question in the comments box below and the cream of [...]

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Book Review: The Unkindest Cut by Joe Queenan

by Helen Cox 28 March 2013

Unless, like me, you have closely followed the work of Guardian critic Joe Queenan it’s quite possible that you’ve never heard of The Unkindest Cut . Originally published in 1996, the book tells of Queenan’s attempt to follow in the footsteps of Robert Rodriguez who reportedly made his feature debut, El Mariarchi (1992) for $7000. [...]

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In Review: Frances Ha

by Helen Cox 27 March 2013

Shot in monochrome and set in New York, one might be forgiven for mistaking Frances Ha for a sequel to Woody Allen’s Manhattan (1979). While there are definite nods to Allen’s idealised vision of New York this picture is less-concerned with romantic entanglements, something of an obsession for Woody, and instead explores friendship and personal growth.

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Films That Time Forgot: It Could Happen To You (1994)

by Helen Cox 26 March 2013

Just as the National Lottery launched in the UK, and every man, woman, child and dog began heated discussions about how they’d spend their winnings, a sweetly-scripted romance starring Nicholas Cage, Bridget Fonda and Rosie Perez hit the big screen. It Could Happen To You is actually based on a real-life incident that occurred in [...]

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