Opinion: Marking Three Years of Love London Love Culture

Editor Emma Clarendon reflects on three years since she started Love London Love Culture and to celebrate highlights some of her favourite moments in that time…  1. Screening of Zootropolis: this was a fantastic opportunity to get a chance to see Disney’s highly anticipated release that was heartwarming to watch and the first big opportunity that… Read More

NEWS: Unrestricted View Film Festival Line Up Announced

The line up for the 2018 Unrestricted View Film Festival has been confirmed ahead of the festival opening on the 23rd April.  The Islington based film festival has announced this year’s programme, which is set to include Pickups, starring Aiden Gillen opening the week celebrating independent film. Having launched in 2016, the Unrestricted View Film Festival… Read More

Review Round Up: A Wrinkle in Time

Disney has transformed Madeleine L’Engle’s story for the big screen – here Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews… Den of Geek: *** “Though flawed, A Wrinkle In Time is a winsome spectacle that feels emotionally grounded even when there’s a significant lack of dramatic heft.” The Guardian: ** “Unfortunately, well-intentioned as it is,… Read More

DVD Review: Battle of the Sexes

Based on the famous tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs, the film takes a while to get going but takes a fascinating look at sexual politics on and off the court in the 1970’s.  If you are looking for a film that features feisty performances about an issue about a topic that is very much… Read More

REVIEW: Killing Gunther

This slapstick and ridiculous film marks the directorial debut of Taran Killam but lacks charm and direction.  Filled with plenty of guns and slapstick-style violence, Killing Gunther on the surface is a comedy very much in style of the Hangover films – with the way in which each situation that the characters find themselves in… Read More

First Impressions of…Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

There is already controversy surrounding the film given Johnny Depp’s involvement but this trailer has also angered some fans – here’s what Love London Love Culture thinks of this first trailer….  This second instalment in the spin-ff from the Harry Potter films is not due to arrive in cinemas until November, but now the first… Read More

Review Round Up: Red Sparrow

Jennifer Lawrence stars in this new spy thriller directed by Francis Lawrence and based on the 2013 novel by Jason Matthews. But what have critics been making of it?  The Guardian: ** “The tone is relentlessly bleak, and for all its depraved sexuality the film’s gaze is more drooling teenage boy than genuinely adult or erotic.”… Read More

DVD Review: Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool

Matt Greenhalgh’s beautiful adaptation of Peter Turner’s memoir combined with Paul McGuigan’s tender direction makes for compelling and heartbreaking viewing.  Jamie Bell and Annette Bening offer up two stunningly raw performances in this tender film about the ups and downs of the relationship between film actress Gloria Grahame and Peter Turner in the final years… Read More