Re-watching…Beetlejuice

This 1988 quirky comedy about the afterlife still has a certain amount of uniqueness about it – even if certain elements do seem dated in places. You have to hand it to Tim Burton – there really is nothing conventional about his ideas for films in terms of the stories or the way in which… Read More

Film Review: Emma

Autumn de Wilde’s refreshing take on this classic story has a quirky charm about it. Witty, quirkily charming and yet faithful to Jane Austen’s original book, this latest adaptation of Emma is certainly playfully fun to watch from start to finish. Emma Woodhouse is smart and beautiful but is also interfering and manipulative – as… Read More

NEWS: Hamilton Film Heading to Disney + This Year

Lin Manuel-Miranda has confirmed that the film’s release has been moved up by a year to be released on the 3rd July. It has been announced that the filmed version of Hamilton will be heading to Disney + on the 3rd July, featuring the original Broadway cast. Having been filmed live on stage at the… Read More

Love London Love Culture’s Picks of the Week: Sunday 10th May

Here’s our weekly guide to some of the most read posts on LLLC this week. Review of National Theatre production of Frankenstein: perhaps unsurprisingly given the popularity of the production when it was experienced live, this is LLLC’s most read post of the week. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller, this powerful version of… Read More

REVIEW: Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

This sequel to the 2014 film feels as though it has a stronger narrative, while ensuring that there is still plenty of acton. It is always difficult to do a sequel to a story which seems to have reached its natural conclusion in the first film and it would be easy to be sceptical about… Read More

REVIEW: Can You Keep a Secret?

This charming romantic comedy based on the book by Sophie Kinsella is an easygoing and enjoyable watch. What makes Sophie Kinsella’s books such as Confessions of a Shopaholic so appealing is that the central character is always likeable and relatable – which is very much the case in this film adaptation of Can You Keep… Read More

NEWS: BFI Announces BFI Japan 2020: Over 100 Years of Japanese Cinema

The BFI has today announced highlights of BFI Japan 2020, a major celebration of Japanese cinema set to launch on the 11th May. Having originally scheduled to run in venues across the UK from May – September 2020, this newly announced six month season will include the programming of nine e new online collections of… Read More

Love London Love Culture’s Picks of the Week: Sunday 26th April

Here’s a guide to a few of the most popular reads on LLLC this week… Review of One Voice by Siobhan Dillon: we listened to the gorgeous new album from the West End star, for which the proceeds are going towards Breast Cancer Haven charity. It is well worth a listen if you are looking… Read More

Love London Love Culture’s Favourite Book to Film Adaptations

Love London Love Culture’s Emma Clarendon selects some of her favourite book to film adaptations… Sense and Sensibility: this surprisingly faithful adaptation of Jane Austen’s beloved story was transformed into a film with the help of Emma Thompson’s screenplay for which she went on to win an Oscar for. The film retains the spirit and… Read More

First Time Watching..Moana

This is a fabulous Polynesian adventure with a truly remarkable, brave and memorable heroine at its centre. Just one of many films that I have been meaning to watch is this colourful and inspiring story of one teenage girl’s fight to save the island where she lives from destruction – with the help of demigod… Read More