Review Round Up: If Beale Street Could Talk

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for Barry Jenkins’s  film based on James Baldwin’s novel.   The Observer: ***** “The result is another mesmerising and wholly immersive experience from a film-maker whose love of the medium of cinema – and fierce compassion for Baldwin’s finely drawn characters – shines through every frame.” The Guardian: **** “Here is a film almost woozy with its own beauty and dignity, a… Read More

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Review Round Up: All is True

Kenneth Branagh’s latest film focuses on the final year’s of  Shakespeare’s life. Here is what critics have had to say about it…  The Independent: **** “Kenneth Branagh and Ben Elton might have played fast and loose with the truth, but they have created something bold and contemporary.” Irish Times: **** “There has never before been an oddity quite like this agreeable film.” Empire Online: *** “this is a contemplative drama, with more talking than conflict… Read More

NEWS: Venom Takes Number One Spot in the Official Film Chart

The Tom Hardy film reaches the top spot in this week’s film chart –  based on digital downloads only.  Topping this week’s chart is Tom Hardy’s film Venom. Based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name, the film has outsold 2018’s biggest film and this week’s Number two The Greatest Showman by 4,000 units – based on digital downloads only. Meanwhile, this week’s Official Film chart sees Mamma Mia! Here We Go… Read More

REVIEW: Mary Queen of Scots

Saoirse Ronan offers a mesmerising and powerful performance. History books have not been kind in terms of the impressions that they give us of Mary Queen of Scots and Queen Elizabeth I. Now Josie Rourke seeks to redress this issue by offering a refreshing perspective of both women (although of course mainly focusing more on Mary) struggling to do what was best… Read More

REVIEW: Colette

Keira Knightley offers up one of her best performances yet in this  beautiful retelling of the French author’s early career.  Colette is a film that contains everything that you could possibly want in a brilliant period drama film: strong performances from the leading cast, a fascinating story that has up until now been untold, gorgeous costumes and in general beautifully captured. Keira Knightley plays Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, a woman who is trapped in a… Read More

Review Round Up: Colette

Keira Knightley stars in this new biopic about the French writer. Love  London Love Culture rounds up the reviews…  The Observer: **** “Beautifully shot by cinematographer Giles Nuttgens, with production designs inspired by the French films of German director Max Ophüls, Colette convincingly conjures a late-19th/early-20th century milieu, to which it adds a thoroughly modern sensibility.” Independent.ie: *** “There’s a light touch to the whole thing that works to make this enjoyable and engaging… Read More

Love London Love Culture’s Picks of the Week: Sunday 6th January

Here’s a few interviews, reviews, news and features on LLLC that are  popular reads this week… Interview with Gemma Barnett: this week, LLLC chatted to the actress about starring in Papercut Theatre’s production of ‘Lola’ as part of The Vaults Festival from the 23rd January. Interview with Jessica Lazar: also proving popular this week is Love London Love Culture’s interview with director Jessica Lazar, discussing her production of… Read More

DVD Review: Christopher Robin

This charmingly sweet story captures the spirit of the original stories  while adding a message that audiences today can relate to.  When you are a child your teddy bears and toys were some of your first companions – but what happens when you grow up and forget about them? This is the premise of Marc Foster’s charming and heartfelt film that brings to life A.A.Milne and E.H.Shepard’s characters to life perfectly for a contemporary… Read More

NEWS: The Greatest Showman Tops Official Film Chart

It has been announced that the Hugh Jackman film has just nudged  Mamma Mia! Here We Go Agin off the number one spot.  The hit musical film about the story of P. T. Barnum and the circus show that he created has proved popular once more in the Official Film Chart, which counts sales on disc and download. But close behind The Greatest Showman is another musical favourite – Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again which… Read More

Love London Love Culture’s Film Picks: January 2019

2019 is certainly off to a flying start in terms of film releases with  these five very different stories… The Favourite: even from just watching this trailer, this new film from Yorgos Lanthimos seems a lively but bizarre affair. A tale of a battle for control over Queen Anne by two extraordinarily different women, it is certain to be plenty of fun and filled (hopefully) with a sharply witty script delivered to… Read More