Highlights

The Art of Nigerian Women – Book Signing and Talk
Posted in: Books, Galleries & Museums, Highlights

US-BASED PUBLISHER Chukwuemeka Bosah has followed up on the success of his 101 Nigerian Artists with this new 360 page book featuring seventy five artists covering a broad area of aesthetic approaches. He greeted guests and signed copies at the JonaQuestArt Gallery in Greenwich owned by fellow Nigerian, Jennifer Akinsuyi. There’s an epic tome-like feel […]

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Features

Stanislav Geissler
From Studio to Salon Centrepiece
Posted in: Features, People, Photos, Shows & Exhibitions

Painting Dustman from Mile End Stanislav Geissler has just celebrated having his sculpture/painting Alexander McQueen v David Bowie-The Last Dress Up as the centrepiece at the recent Salon des Refuses exhibition organised by Happenstance Framing at the Candid Arts Trust, Islington. What’s Hot London? readers can take a peek in his studios to see his […]

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Reviews

The Duce’s Boxer
Posted in: Movies & TV Shows, Reviews

On June 14th The Italian Cultural Institute in Belgravia hosted a screening of this documentary about a little known black Italian boxer called Leone Jacovacci who lived for a while in London, adopting the English name John Douglas Walker while he pursued his fighting career. He actually first started to box in the British Army […]

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Cinema

  • Colossal (Film)
    Posted in: Movies & TV Shows, Reviews

    If you’ve ever wondered what else is left for monster movies when we’ve seen King Kong stomping through New York and Godzilla upending Japan, well the genre of the gigantic is turned on its head by a clever and darkly comical film called Colossal. It circumnavigates the blockbuster expectations of fifty-foot aliens, gorillas and lizards […]

  • Alien Covenant (Film)
    Posted in: Movies & TV Shows, Reviews

    Paradoxically, the only problem with Alien Covenant is it’s a return to the great and familiar form of Ridley Scott’s successful Alien franchise. The departure from the philosophical conversations about the origins of mankind set in the Alien prequel Prometheus is to some degree an easier way out if you can revert to that taut, […]

  • Get Out (Film)
    Posted in: Movies & TV Shows, Reviews

    “Your parents know I’m black don’t they?” asks Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) as girlfriend Rose (Allison Williams) prepares to take him to the lakeside estates of Upstate New York to meet the, on the face of it, middle-class liberal mum and dad. And so begins Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner horror style circa 2017. The characterisation […]

  • A Cure For Wellness (Film)
    Posted in: Movies & TV Shows, Reviews

    It’s certainly one of the strangest films you’ll see this year and will make you think twice about booking a weekend spa getaway at a stately gothic retreat in the Swiss Alps (as you do!). This genre-bridging sci-fi, psychological thriller-horror will also have you scratching your head long after you exit the cinema and fill […]

  • Five Cool Movies Set in London
    Posted in: Features, Movies & TV Shows

    With growing fears that Brexit will drive creativity from the heart of the capital here is a list of five memorable films that back up London’s position as one of the most sought after movie locations. An American Werewolf in London This 1981 horror movie directed by John Landis plays on American fears that it’s […]

  • The Hateful Eight
    The Hateful Eight
    Posted in: Movies & TV Shows, Reviews

    A film that feels more like a play than a film, but with the special effects plays could never feature. The sets are minimal, a carriage and the interior of a wooden frontier hut. Not many directors can hold an audience’s attention for three hours with dialogue and blood alone, yet not many filmmakers write […]

  • The Revenant
    The Revenant
    Posted in: Movies & TV Shows, Reviews

    Could 2016 be the year that Leonardo DiCaprio finally wins an Oscar? Anyone who has seen his latest, The Revenant, seems to think he stands a very strong chance. The Revenant, which translates roughly as someone who returns after death or a long absence, is DiCaprio’s first collaboration with notoriously-method director Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu, who […]

  • A Night In With Audrey Hepburn
    Posted in: Books, Highlights

    An invite to a weekend screening of Audrey Hepburn classic Breakfast at Tiffany’s at the Harper Collins offices proved a little too hard to resist for an unashamed fan like myself. Organised in conjunction with BFI Love Fest it was to promote Lucy Holliday’s novel A Night In With Audrey Hepburn and took place at […]

  • Sicario (Film)
    Posted in: Movies & TV Shows, Reviews

    Denis Villeneuve’s newest film is an action packed thriller whose intensity gives the audience few moments to catch a breath. This movie is an adrenaline fuelled craze that will keep your eyes clued on to the screen, with a score by Jóhann Jóhannsson that will accentuate even further a sense of imminent doom as we […]

  • A Peek into the London Film Festival 2015
    Posted in: Events & Festivals, Highlights

      In just under a month, the British Film Institute (BFI) will present the London Film Festival, bringing in 238 films from 57 countries. Running over 12 days from  October 7-18, 2015, it takes place over 16 cinemas over the capital; steadily growing in popularity ever since it introduced its own awards ceremony in  2009. […]

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