2010s Film

Movie musings on the pictures and stars of films made in 2010 and beyond. Make sure you don’t accidentally take a dip in some kind of…hot tub time machine.

Camille Claudel 1915: Portrait of the Artist as an Abandoned Person

by Martyn Conterio 21 June 2014

Camille Claudel 1915 (2013) isn’t remotely interested in the routine trajectory of biopics which take as their subject ‘the troubled artist’. It is a chamber piece drama about a brother and sister both inflicted with forms of insanity. The latest picture to be released in the UK by Bruno Dumont stars Juliette Binoche in the […]

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5th Annual Rendez-vous with French Cinema 2014

by Maryann O'Connor 3 April 2014

This year’s Rendez-vous with French Cinema pays tribute to a legend of French Cinema, Alain Resnais, bringing a restored version of his 1959 New Wave classic Hiroshima mon amour (starring Emmanuelle Riva) and many other delights to a whole bunch of lovely cinemas in the UK between 23 and 30 April.

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Film4 FrightFest Video Blog #2

by Helen Cox 4 September 2013

We have one last video treat for you regarding Film4 FrightFest 2013. Click on the video below to find out what Gareth Evans has to say about The Raid 3 and what’s next for Hatchet writer / producer Adam Green.

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Film4 FrightFest 2013 Video Blog #1

by Martyn Conterio 3 September 2013

For those in a post-FrightFest funk, we can bring to you the first of two video blogs we made over the course of the festival. We interviewed various talented movie folk on the media wall and got to ask them all sorts of questions.

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In Interview: Alan Jones on Film4 FrightFest 2013

by Helen Cox 19 August 2013

The Film4 FrightFest kicks off at the end of this week and consequently we caught up with the co-founder and director of FrightFest, Alan Jones. Organising and coordinating such an event is no easy task and in our latest video blog, Jones talks openly about how he has worked hard to make this the strongest […]

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The New Empress Magazine Video Blog: Censorship in Action Films

by Helen Cox 10 July 2013

The latest New Empress Magazine video blog raises questions about the impact of censorship and classification on the action genre. Although many might argue that the introduction of the 12A has meant decline and dilution for the action genre, this issue isn’t as recent as some believe.

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The Empress Speaks: On Glinda The Bitch of the North

by Helen Cox 3 July 2013

As Oz the Great and Powerful is released to DVD and Blu-ray this week our Editor in Chief has a few issues to iron out with Glinda – the Bitch of the North.  I’ve always been deeply suspicious of Glinda from the Wizard of Oz (1939). In fact, that’s an understatement. She has always seemed, to me, […]

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The New Empress Video Blog: Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing

by Caitlin Conway 12 June 2013

Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing is finally here! In the latest New Empress Magazine Video Blog Mark Searby and editor Helen Cox discuss adapting the bard for the big screen. They also decide, once and for all, which is better: the book or the film…if only they could agree.

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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 in […]

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The Empress Speaks: On the Sanitation of Violence in the 12A Movie-Verse

by Helen Cox 25 March 2013

I recently spent a good three hours sobbing my heart out in the darkest corner of New Empress HQ; clutching my John McClane action figure like it was the last thing I had in the world. Why? I’d just received the news that A Good Day to Die Hard had been granted a 12A certificate. You see, I’m an […]

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Issue 9: Now Available For Order

by Helen Cox 6 March 2013

What would happen if King Kong went on a dating show? Now you know thanks to our talented cover artist Dan Havardi.

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