NEWS: A Star is Born Tops the Official Film Chart

The Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper film has debuted in  the number one spot on this week’s Official Film chart. The hit musical drama which is nominated for eight Oscars has hit the charts in the number one position and in doing so matches the height of the Motion Picture Cast Recording for the film which reached Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart and has so far spent a total of 15… Read More

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NEWS: Best-Selling Romantic Comedies List Unveiled

The Official Charts have confirmed the top selling romantic  comedy films of all time available on DVD and Blu-ray.  10. Mr & Mrs Smith: this 2005 film starring Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie combines action with romance when a married couple experiencing problems in their relationship also encounter professional problems when they are assigned to killing each other. 9. The 40-Year-Old Virgin: Steve Carell stars as Andy Stitzer, who (as the title suggests)… Read More

First Impressions of…Aladdin

A new trailer for Disney’s upcoming live action remake  of Aladdin has been released. LLLC’s Emma Clarendon  shares her thoughts… As one of the many live action remakes that we can expect from Disney this year, Aladdin is definitely up there in terms of the films that I’m most looking forward to seeing this year. Filled with hints of the magic that is to be expected from the film, this new trailer… Read More

Review Round Up: If Beale Street Could Talk

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for Barry Jenkins’s  film based on James Baldwin’s novel.   The Observer: ***** “The result is another mesmerising and wholly immersive experience from a film-maker whose love of the medium of cinema – and fierce compassion for Baldwin’s finely drawn characters – shines through every frame.” The Guardian: **** “Here is a film almost woozy with its own beauty and dignity, a… Read More

Review Round Up: All is True

Kenneth Branagh’s latest film focuses on the final year’s of  Shakespeare’s life. Here is what critics have had to say about it…  The Independent: **** “Kenneth Branagh and Ben Elton might have played fast and loose with the truth, but they have created something bold and contemporary.” Irish Times: **** “There has never before been an oddity quite like this agreeable film.” Empire Online: *** “this is a contemplative drama, with more talking than conflict… Read More

NEWS: Venom Takes Number One Spot in the Official Film Chart

The Tom Hardy film reaches the top spot in this week’s film chart –  based on digital downloads only.  Topping this week’s chart is Tom Hardy’s film Venom. Based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name, the film has outsold 2018’s biggest film and this week’s Number two The Greatest Showman by 4,000 units – based on digital downloads only. Meanwhile, this week’s Official Film chart sees Mamma Mia! Here We Go… Read More

REVIEW: Mary Queen of Scots

Saoirse Ronan offers a mesmerising and powerful performance. History books have not been kind in terms of the impressions that they give us of Mary Queen of Scots and Queen Elizabeth I. Now Josie Rourke seeks to redress this issue by offering a refreshing perspective of both women (although of course mainly focusing more on Mary) struggling to do what was best… Read More

REVIEW: Colette

Keira Knightley offers up one of her best performances yet in this  beautiful retelling of the French author’s early career.  Colette is a film that contains everything that you could possibly want in a brilliant period drama film: strong performances from the leading cast, a fascinating story that has up until now been untold, gorgeous costumes and in general beautifully captured. Keira Knightley plays Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, a woman who is trapped in a… Read More

Review Round Up: Colette

Keira Knightley stars in this new biopic about the French writer. Love  London Love Culture rounds up the reviews…  The Observer: **** “Beautifully shot by cinematographer Giles Nuttgens, with production designs inspired by the French films of German director Max Ophüls, Colette convincingly conjures a late-19th/early-20th century milieu, to which it adds a thoroughly modern sensibility.” Independent.ie: *** “There’s a light touch to the whole thing that works to make this enjoyable and engaging… Read More

Love London Love Culture’s Picks of the Week: Sunday 6th January

Here’s a few interviews, reviews, news and features on LLLC that are  popular reads this week… Interview with Gemma Barnett: this week, LLLC chatted to the actress about starring in Papercut Theatre’s production of ‘Lola’ as part of The Vaults Festival from the 23rd January. Interview with Jessica Lazar: also proving popular this week is Love London Love Culture’s interview with director Jessica Lazar, discussing her production of… Read More