REVIEW: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

This latest film in the series nicely begins to tie in the Harry Potter links but can be slightly overwhelming with all the new characters it contains.  Much darker in tone in comparison to the first Fantastic Beasts film, The Crimes of Grindelwald also seems a much more settled and self-confident film than the first,… Read More

Advertisements

Review Round Up: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

The second film in the Fantastic Beasts series sees Johnny Depp and Jude Law joining the cast alongside Eddie Redmayne. Here’s what critics have been saying about it…  The Guardian: *** “This Fantastic Beasts film is as watchable and entertaining as expected and it’s an attractive Christmas event, but some of the wonder, novelty and… Read More

REVIEW: Lethal White by Robert Galbraith

Robert Galbraith/ J.K Rowling’s latest Strike novel is the longest and thrilling yet, filled with intricate details that we have come to expect from the author.  There is a noticeable pattern in the Strike novels so far – including Lethal White: the majority  focus closely on a element that is important in the author’s life.… Read More

Review Round Up: Lethal White by Robert Galbraith

Cormoran Strike is back with a brand new mystery to solve in Robert Galbraith’s fourth outing for the detective. Here’s what critics have been making of it…  The Week:  ” It is complicated, incomplete, and sometimes, a little confusing. It takes the duo on a journey through London, rural England, and the Parliament. Is it perfect?… Read More

First Impressions of…Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

There is already controversy surrounding the film given Johnny Depp’s involvement but this trailer has also angered some fans – here’s what Love London Love Culture thinks of this first trailer….  This second instalment in the spin-ff from the Harry Potter films is not due to arrive in cinemas until November, but now the first… Read More

REVIEW: Harry Potter: A History of Magic, British Library

Marking the 20th anniversary since Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was published, the British Library explores the real life history behind the magic of the Harry Potter novels.  “There was a lot more to magic, as Harry quickly found out, than waving your wand and saying a few funny words” – and so it… Read More

Opinion: Why Harry Potter Has Proved So Popular With Readers

Twenty years on from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone being published, it is still proving a popular read with readers all over the world. Love London Love Culture explores why it has remained so popular… Twenty years ago J.K Rowling introduced us all to the world of Harry Potter and in 2017 it is… Read More

REVIEW: Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them

This new addition to the magical world has plenty to delight fans of Harry Potter while ensuring that the film is able to stand on its own two feet to welcome new audiences. Set decades before the Harry Potter series begins, Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find them reveals just how big the wizarding world… Read More

NEWS: New Cast for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Announced

Rehearsals for the new cast of the hit production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child have begun, who will be beginning performances at the Palace Theatre on the 24th May, taking over from the original cast whose final performance is on the 21st May.  The new cast for this eighth Harry Potter story includes Jamie… Read More

REVIEW: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Palace Theatre

The Harry Potter franchise continues with a new generation finding themselves getting into trouble in this slickly choreographed and magical production.  Ok so I might be a little bit late to the party with this one. I wasn’t on the ball when it came to signing up for priority tickets for the ‘theatrical event of… Read More