Review Round Up: Nightmare Alley

We round up the reviews for Guillermo del Toro’s latest film based on William Lindsay Gresham’s 1946 novel. The Guardian: **** “This film has a horribly ingenious premise and there is something chilling in the central concept: Stan’s mind-reading spiritualist routine, though deeply dishonest, is in fact founded on a set of truths about human… Read More

NEWS: Trailer Released for Nightmare Alley

Guillermo del Toro’s film is set to be released in the UK on the 21st January. A new trailer has been released for Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming new film, set to be released through Searchlight Pictures next month. When charismatic but down-on-his-luck Stanton Carlisle endears himself to clairvoyant Zeena and her has-been mentalist husband Pete… Read More

NEWS: Casting Announced for Netflix’s Animated Musical Pinocchio

This new animated take on the story is not associated with the original Disney film. Set to be co-directed by Guillermo Del Toro and Mark Gustafson, this new film based on The Adventures of Pinocchio by Italian writer Carlo Collodi will feature music by Alexandre Desplat and lyrics by del Toro and Katz. Following the adventures… Read More

REVIEW: When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other, Dorfman Theatre, National Theatre

To say there’s been a lot of hype surrounding When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other would be an understatement. The announcement of Cate Blanchett’s National Theatre debut gathered so much interest that a ticket ballot system was introduced given the huge demand and limited space of the Dorfman Theatre. During previews eager theatregoers began… Read More

Review Round Up: Ocean’s 8

This spin-off from the Ocean’s 11 films, features an all-star cast including Anne Hathaway, Sandra Bullock and Helena Bonham Carter. But what have the critics made of it?  The Guardian: ** “Where, in fact, was the dramatic interest? Nowhere. It just blandly settles on a note of sentimental self-congratulation and unruffled triumph. A group-hug of… Read More

Review Round Up: Thor: Ragnarok

Thor and company are back for a whole new adventure – but does it thrill critics? Here’s Love London Love Culture’s round up of the reviews…  The Guardian: *** “it’s so winningly, unpretentiously funny. It basically throws up its hands at its own ridiculousness and plays it all for laughs – and it gets them.”… Read More