First Impressions of…Doolittle

Robert Downey Jr is set to star as the Doctor who can talk to animals in this new re-make of the beloved story. Having had the 1967 version starring Rex Harrison and the 1998 version starring Eddie Murphy, it would be fair to ask the question whether this particular version is actually needed. However, it… Read More

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Review Round Up: Joker

We round up the reviews for Todd Phillips’s film with Joaquin Phoenix taking on the title role. Observer: **** “What he does have is an eye for a well-chosen location, an ear for a provocative line of dialogue and a finger on the pulse of very marketable, confrontational (if also “cynical”) entertainment. Add to this… Read More

REVIEW: Judy

Rupert Goold’s fascinating and moving film charting Judy Garland’s final London performances and her ongoing struggles is consistently engaging to watch unfold. Powerfully moving, Rupert Goold’s film based on Peter Quilter’s play ‘End of the Rainbow’ effectively conveys the many different aspects of Judy Garland’s life and personality to heartbreaking effect thanks in huge part… Read More

Review Round Up: Judy

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for Rupert Goold’s film about Hollywood star Judy Garland. The Independent: **** “The film is smart, at least, to complicate Garland’s relationship with fame. She can yearn for a normal life, but there’s little hope she can ever escape her impulse to perform – it’s been nurtured in… Read More

NEWS: Backyard Cinema Announces Christmas at The Snow Kingdom

The festive themed cinema will open at Backyard Cinema’s new permanent home from the 1st November. To celebrate their first Christmas in their new permanent home at Capital Studios, Backyard Cinema has announced that their new theme Christmas at The Snow Kingdom will open for audiences from the 1st November. This 250 seat cinema will… Read More

REVIEW: Tommy

This 1975 film based on The Who’s original rock opera album of the same title is being re-released in cinemas as part of the BFI’s film musical season. Oliver Reed, Tina Turner, Ann-Magaret, Jack Nicholson and Elton John are just a few of the familiar faces you can expect to see in this powerful and… Read More

Interview With… Mirabelle Gremaud

Mirabelle chatted to LLLC’s Emma Clarendon about Wise Children and bringing Emma Rice’s production to cinema screens from the 3rd October. Hi Mirabelle, for those who don’t know what is Wise Children about? Wise children is a brilliant novel written by Angela Carter and adapted to a play by Emma Rice. It is an effervescent… Read More

Review Round Up: Ad Astra

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for this new science fiction film directed and co-written by James Gray. The Guardian: **** “I wondered, just a little, if Pitt could have surrendered more to the emotions the film was invoking, or if the ideas underpinning the climax were a bit too familiar. But his… Read More

Love London Love Culture’s Favourite Film Musicals

With the BFI presenting a season celebrating film musicals, Emma Clarendon picks five of her favourite film musicals…. The Sound of Music: this 1965 film featuring music and lyrics by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II is based on the memoirs by Maria von Trapp. Filled with such memorable songs such as ‘My Favourite Things’… Read More

Highlights for the BFI’s Musicals! The Greatest Show on Screen Season

Love London Love Culture’s Emma Clarendon selects a few highlights from the BFI’s new season celebrating the best of musicals on film… Screenings of some of the best musical films created: during the season, there will a huge number of screenings – not just in London but up and down the UK. There will be… Read More