Love London Love Culture’s Picks of the Week: Sunday 28th February 2021

Here’s a guide to some of our most popular reads of the week including reviews of new musicals and new online adventures… Review of Gatsby: A Musical,Cadogan Hall: this online revival of the musical based on the classic story is only available to watch this weekend – and what a glorious thing it was. The… Read More

NEWS: Meryl Streep to Star in Places, Please

The film is being described as a ‘love letter to Broadway’ and is set to begin filming this Summer. Following on from her performance in the Netflix adaptation of the musical The Prom, it has been announced that Meryl Streep is set to star in the upcoming film Places, Please. Directed by Tony and Pulitzer… Read More

NEWS: Oscar Winning Film Spirited Away to be Adapted for the Stage

It has been announced that the Studio Ghibli film will premiere in Tokyo next year. Hayao Miyazaki’s 2001 film is to be transformed into a stage production, opening at Tokyo’s  Imperial Theatre from February 2022. Having won an Oscar for Best Animated Feature at the 75th Academy Awards, Spirited Away follows the story of Chihiro… Read More

NEWS: Full Programme Announced for BFI Flare: London LGBTIQ+ Film Festival

In a ceremony that took place across social media this evening, the full line up for the 35th festival celebrating LGBTIQ+ stories was confirmed. Taking place online from the 17th to the 28th March, the festival is set to celebrate the best new work LGBTIQ+ cinema from around the world via BFI Player to UK-wide… Read More

First Impressions…Cruella

Disney is set to bring another classic villain into the spotlight, with what looks set to be a dark backstory to how Cruella became a dog-snatching villain. There are two sides to each story – at least that is how the expression goes, but unlike in Maleficent this new film about Cruella isn’t simply going… Read More

Review Round Up: To Olivia

Released through Sky Cinema, the film follows the story of Roald Dahl and his marriage to Patricia Neal. Here’s what critics have had to say about it… The Guardian: ** “There is no real howl of pain of the kind that we had in, say in the 1993 movie, Shadowlands about the personal grief of… Read More

Five Reasons to Love…Muppet Treasure Island

This beloved film featuring The Muppets and adapted from Robert Louis Stevenson’s story turned 25 years old this week. Here, we take a look at why fans love it so much… The adaptation: filled with humour and adventure, this was my first exposure to the story that Robert Louis Stevenson wrote – but a quick… Read More

NEWS: Rebel Dykes and Firebird to Have World Premiere at BFI Flare Festival

The two films are set to debut as part of this year’s 35th BFI Flare Festival, running from the 17th to the 28th March. Ahead of the main programme launch on the 23rd February, the BFI Flare: London LGBTIQ+ Film Festival has confirmed that Sian A. Williams and Harri Shanahan’s Rebel Dykes and Peeter Rebane’s… Read More

Love London Love Culture’s Romantic Film Picks: 2021

Here’s a few romantic films to watch if you are looking for some inspiration… Music and Lyrics: there are some films that don’t get enough credit – this is certainly one of them in my opinion. It never takes itself too seriously and honestly the chemistry between Hugh Grant and Drew Barrymore just works. Music… Read More

NEWS: Jump,Darling to Premiere at the BFI Flare: London LGBTIQ+ Film Festival

The BFI has announced the International premiere of Jump, Darling will take place at this year’s 35th BFI Flare: London LGBTIQ+ Film Festival . Ahead of its full programme launch taking place on the 23rd February, Jump, Darling will premiere in the Bodies strand at next month’s festival, which runs digitally from the 17th– 28th March 2021.  It… Read More