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Our First Digi-Issue Launches Today: Minema Edition 4.1

New Empress Magazine’s Minema titles are a mini-digi-dose of film commentary, flashbacks and review. Continue reading

In Focus: TAPS (1981)

By Austin Raywood


In 1981 Timothy Hutton received the academy award for best supporting actor for his role in 1980’s Ordinary People. Although Ordinary People (a film now broadly forgotten) has been maligned for years after winning best picture over the, arguably, more relevant Raging Bull (1980), no critic has put down Hutton’s impeccable performance. Hutton’s best performance, however, was not as many people think in Ordinary People, but rather in the film he made the year after: TAPS (1981). Continue reading