In Interview: Jeremy Irvine

by Maryann O'Connor 31 July 2015

Beyond the Reach, an adaptation of a young adult book published in the 1970s, pairs the somewhat unlikely duo of freshly squeezed Brit actor Jeremy Irvine and Hollywood royalty Michael Douglas as hired guide Ben and rich businessman Madec respectively, the latter coming to the American wild west looking to bag an out-of-hunting-season prize. While they are out […]

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Press Conference: Avengers: Age of Ultron

by Daniel Goodwin 24 April 2015

After three years of mounting anticipation and a trio of solo film outings, the Avengers have finally reassembled, this time to battle a psychotic AI and its mad, mechanical fighting force. As the world’s mightiest superheroes learn more about each other and lives come under threat from maniacal androids, their feelings threaten to change and […]

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In Interview: Vanessa Lapa, Director of The Decent One

by Chris Milton 2 April 2015

The Decent One, which won the best Israeli Documentary award at last summer’s Jerusalem Film Festival, is a portrait of Heinrich Himmler from his youth to shortly before his death, using only photographs and archival footage and excerpts read out from diaries, letters, memoranda and diktats. New Empress spoke to its director, Vanessa Lapa.

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An Interstellar Press Conference

by Daniel Goodwin 5 November 2014

Christopher Nolan’s latest work of wonder Interstellar opens in cinemas this week. Despite a clunky final third it’s a visually astounding and riveting sci-fi blockbuster with a strong, emotional core that will hopefully pave the way for more intelligent mainstream movies based on original concepts. New Empress attended a press conference with the director and […]

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In Interview: Kelly Reichardt and Night Moves

by David Mault 28 August 2014

Kelly Reichardt is a director working on the fringes of a system which mostly chooses to ignore her. She works on films in her summer holidays, ploughing the lonely furrow of making cinema that allows us to think, hope and dream.

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In Interview: David France on How to Survive a Plague

by Maryann O'Connor 27 March 2014

How to Survive a Plague is a life-changing documentary, directed by David France, which follows NYC activists from the early 1980s onwards desperately campaigning for the HIV and AIDS crisis to be taken seriously by US politicians, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Pharmaceutical Companies and hospitals. Through pure perseverance and sweat, blood and oceans […]

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The bumps and bruises of Captain America: The Winter Soldier

by Daniel Goodwin 26 March 2014

The third solo avenger outing since the gang assembled two years ago finally arrives this week with Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Introducing more gritty, urban characteristics than Marvel’s recent flights of fancy, Captain America: The Winter Soldier incorporates conspiracy and espionage thriller elements into a story of double-crossing and subterfuge. The film’s directors and cast assembled […]

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The New Empress Magazine Video Blog: Andy Nyman and Ghost Stories

by Maryann O'Connor 6 February 2014

Andy Nyman talks to Mark Searby about the joint interests in horror which led him and co-writer Jeremy Dyson (The League of Gentlemen) to create a scream-worthy stage show. More New Empress Mag Video Blogs here

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The New Empress Magazine Video Blog: Mark Kermode talks Silent Film

by Maryann O'Connor 7 January 2014

Silent film isn’t enjoying a renaissance, it never went away: Mark Kermode talks about this most stylish foundation rock of cinema in the past and present. Previous New Empress Magazine Video Blog goodies can be found ‘ere: NewEmpressMagazine

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The New Empress Magazine Video Blog: Blooper Reel

by Maryann O'Connor 27 December 2013

To celebrate all the lovely video blog shizzle that we’ve been giving you this year – here is a selection of bloopers from Mark Searby, who is never even the tiniest bit afraid to look silly in the name of film worship…as it should be. To look back over our video blog action please do […]

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The New Empress Magazine Video Blog: ‘You’re Gonna Need A Bigger Boat’

by Maryann O'Connor 20 December 2013

Mark Searby chats to film quiz extraordinaire Simon Williams about his popular quiz night ‘You’re Gonna Need A Bigger Boat’. Here we learn about a great many film quiz-related issues and discover exactly what neuroscience and microbiology have to do with the world of film (clue: not much). Anyone who needs the quiz title reference explaining […]

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