REVIEW: Mary Poppins Returns

This sequel to the beloved 1964 original is filled with little tributes to the original but manages to stand out and feel completely original thanks to Rob Marshall’s practically perfect direction.  Watching this sequel feels like coming back to a home that you didn’t realise you missed – filled with familiar details and nods to… Read More

First Impressions of…Mary Poppins Returns

A new trailer for the eagerly anticipated sequel to the classic 1960’s film has been released. Here’s what Love London Love Culture thinks we can expect…  It is no secret that P.L. Travers didn’t really approve of the original Mary Poppins film (just watch Saving Mr Banks for proof of that!) so it would be… Read More

NEWS:Dick Van Dyke to Star in Mary Poppins Sequel

The actor confirmed his involvement in Mary Poppins Returns in a new interview.  Having starred alongside Julie Andrews in the 1964 film as chimney sweep Bert and banker Mr Dawes, the 91 year old actor will appear once again on screen this time appearing as the banker’s son. In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter ,Van Dyke… Read More

Review Round Up: The Girl on the Train

Does this big screen adaptation of Paula Hawkins’s best selling thriller starring Emily Blunt impress critics?  The Guardian: ** “Fans of Paula Hawkins’s thriller might find themselves sticking to the book.” The Daily Mail: *** “In other words, it’s a contrived and complex film with nobody to root for.” Variety:  “It delivers a sense of… Read More

Review Roundup… The Huntsman: Winter’s War

Chris Hemsworth returns as the Huntsman, in this sequel to Snow White and the Huntsman – but does it hit the spot with critics?  The Guardian: * Peter Bradshaw was unimpressed writing: “It really is a nuclear war of dullness.” Guy Lodge described the film as: “rhythmically flat, seemingly committee-helmed franchise outing that never… Read More