3 And Out

April 24, 2008

OUT: Friday 25th

It’s fair to say the British film industry has a rather patchy reputation, and for every Trainspotting there will be a Mean Machine. Despite a formidable cast, this black comedy fails to raise anything more than a few wry smiles- and certainly a little distaste.  Read the rest of this entry »


April 10, 2008

OUT: 11th April

Rapidly making a name for himself as both an actor and director of true class and skill, George Clooney diverts his attention from any political convictions for his new 20’s-lite comedy Leatherheads. And who can blame him for wanting to cavort about for a while and have some harmless fun? ME! Read the rest of this entry »

Red Carpet Schizzle

April 1, 2008

Don’t forget to have a peek at our new page, in which the glamour of the Hollwood scene is gloriously shat upon by our humble reporters-in-the-field. The first entry comes from our good friend Keiran Hardcastle, the local boy made good in Shane Meadow’s Bafta-winning Brit success This Is England. Read his first-hand report on the Empire Film Awards on our new page now…



2007 was a particularly good year for films, with every genre well represented and no end of talent, new and old, emerging or re-emerging to produce some of the best films of this generation. No Country For Old Men and There Will Be Blood were noted by many as out-and-out classics; I would add a third to that list: The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. New Zealand-born writer-director Andrew Dominik takes a fresh, outsider’s view of the western genre, and has created an astonishing, revisionist film that is flawless on every level.  Read the rest of this entry »