Review Round Up: Blithe Spirit

Edward Hall directs this latest film based on Noel Coward’s play – but how did critics react to it? The Guardian: * “Despite the heavyweight cast, the film’s production values are those of a kids’ TV show that might go out on a weekday afternoon.” The Financial Times: * “Hall recycles the set-up as pure… Read More

NEWS: BFI and ICA Announce Season Dedicated to Wong Kar Wai

The BFI and Institute of Contemporary Arts have unveiled details of a new season dedicated to the work of Wong Kar Wai. Audiences will be able to explore the World of Wong Kar Wai through the Institute of Contemporary Arts’ (ICA) online platform Cinema 3 from 1st February and on BFI Player from 8th February.… Read More

REVIEW: Away

Written, directed and animated by Gints Zilbalodis, Away has a dreamlike quality about it that makes it beautiful to watch – but feels slightly soulless. This dreamlike animated film by Gints Zilbalodis has plenty to recommend it – particularly if you have a strong interest in animation and techniques that are used. However, this silent… Read More

REVIEW: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Netflix

George C.Wolfe’s film based on August Wilson’s play is filled with raw passion and anger that is compelling to watch. Featuring two dynamic central performances from Viola Davis as the immensely popular Blues singer Ma Rainey and Chadwick Boseman as the overconfident and ambitious Levee Green, this film adaptation of the play is rich in… Read More

First Watch…Little Women

This 2019 film directed and adapted from the classic novel by Greta Gerwig is wonderfully warm and filled with passion. While this is not the first adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s classic coming of age story, this one by Greta Gerwig is spirited and wonderfully heartwarming to watch unfold over the course of two hours.… Read More

Opinion: Favourite Cultural Pieces of the Year

Editor and Founder Emma Clarendon selects some of her favourite pieces that she has written for Love London Love Culture this year…. Review of Kylie’s latest album Disco: this has been the first album in ages that I have had constantly playing! It has so many danceable tunes that it is impossible not to like.… Read More

REVIEW: Soul, Disney +

Wonderfully imaginative and heartwarming, this film is aimed at adults as well as children. As we have seen previously, Pixar’s strength is creating films that are heartwarming and thought provoking – particularly seen thanks to Inside Out in which you see what life is like for one little girl through the emotions that control her.… Read More

REVIEW: The Prom, Netflix

Bold, colourful and joyous, this film adaptation of the Broadway musical has plenty of heart. 2020 is definitely the year in which we needed Ryan Murphy’s film adaptation of The Prom. It is as much about the love for theatres around the globe as it is the story of two teenage girls who want to… Read More

NEWS: Release of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie Film Delayed

The release of the big screen adaptation of the musical has been delayed for a second time. Joining other big screen musical adaptations such as In the Heights and West Side Story, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie has had its release date postponed by Disney until further notice. Having originally due to be released in October… Read More

Review Round Up: Wonder Woman 1984

We round up the reviews for this sequel focusing on Wonder Woman, which is out now in cinemas. The Guardian: *** “This is an epically long and epically brash film from director and co-writer Patty Jenkins, but Gadot has a queenly self-possession and she imposes her authority on it.” Empire: **** “As with the last… Read More