Opinion: Reaction to the 2020 BAFTA Awards

This year’s BAFTA film awards took place at the Royal Albert Hall last night. As this year’s awards drew to a close I couldn’t help but think just how subdued the BAFTA’s were this year in comparison to previous ceremonies. This was perhaps down in part to the controversy surrounding the lack of diversity highlighted… Read More

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Rewatching….Roman Holiday

With the news the Leicester Curve is presenting a musical adaptation of the classic 1953 film, LLLC’s Emma Clarendon rewatches the film and examines why it is such a classic story. Filled with romance, two genuinely endearing central performances from Gregory Peck and newcomer Audrey Hepburn and featuring some of the most instantly recognisable sites… Read More

Review Round Up: The Personal History of David Copperfield

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for  Armando Iannucci’s film based on the novel David Copperfield by Charles Dickens. The Independent: **** “The film’s diverse approach to casting will inevitably cause a fuss, but the joy is in how casually it all comes across. It’s a wonderful retort to Hollywood’s obsessive whitewashing of… Read More

Love London Love Culture’s Film Picks of 2020

Love London Love Culture selects some of the best films to look out for this year…. In the Heights: heading to cinema screens over the summer, this film adaptation of Lin Manuel Miranda’s hit musical is certainly one of the most anticipated films to be released this year for musical theatre fans. With its diverse… Read More

Love London Love Culture’s Film Picks of 2019

Here’s Love London Love Culture’s favourite films of the last twelve months… Judy: this brilliantly sensitive biography focusing on the final months of Judy Garland’s life was a major highlight of the year. It may already be garnering Oscars buzz – particularly for Renee Zellweger’s stunning performance as Judy herself but it is also the… Read More

Review Round Up: The Gentlemen

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for Guy Ritchie’s latest film starring Matthew McConaughey and Hugh Grant. The Guardian: *** “Ritchie has made an entertaining return to his mockney roots.” The Independent: * “What’s missing is any of the genuine grittiness that made Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels worth paying attention to in the… Read More

Review Round Up: Little Women

Greta Gerwig directs this new adaptation of the classic story – but what have the critics had to say about it? Irish Times: *** “It’s a ravishing spectacle. The trouble is that the unremitting gorgeousness robs the material of all its grit, of its satire, of the sense of precariousness that one experiences on the… Read More

Review Round Up: Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker

We round up the reviews for the latest film in the Star Wars series – but is it worth a watch? The Guardian: **** “The Rise of Skywalker is socked over with such energy, such euphoric certainty. And it’s such fun: full of the rackety exuberance of the now forgotten Saturday morning movie serials that… Read More

Love London Love Culture’s Picks of the Week: Sunday 15th December

Here’s a guide to what has been proving popular on Love London Love Culture this week… Review of The Snow Queen at the Rose Theatre: Love London Love Culture finished the week with a trip to the Rose Theatre in Kingston to catch this year’s festive production based on Hans Christian Anderson’s fairytale. Review of… Read More

First Impressions of…In the Heights Trailer

The film based on Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical is set to be released in the Summer 2020. If there is ever a musical that celebrates diversity, hope and dreams then it is most definitely In the Heights – which is why it such a joy to see it being brought to cinema screens next Summer. But… Read More