Highlights

Singapore
All Eyes on Singapore!
Posted in: Events & Festivals, Food & Dining, Highlights

The news is everywhere: USA and North Korea finally settled on the Capella Hotel on Singapore’s Sentosa island for the summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un  on 12th June. Reverting to the restaurant scene, it is not uncommon for chefs to drop everything and move to Singapore for a fresh […]

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Features

Denise Wyllie's open studio. Fete De L'Estampe 2018.
Denise Wyllie’s Open Studio: Fête De L’Estampe 2018
Posted in: Features, Shows & Exhibitions

FETE DE L’ESTAMPE a French-based festival of print work has extended its reach to include UK studios this year. There’ll be conferences, performances, training sessions and open studios, with participating artists allowing the public to attend studio-based exhibitions where their engravings, lino and woodcuts and much more will be on show. Denise Wyllie’s East Finchley […]

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Reviews

The Murdér Express (Theatre)
Posted in: Bars & Clubs, Drama & Theatre, Food & Dining, Reviews

Murder-Mystery on the Murdér Express steam train departing from a reconstructed train station at the Pedley Street Arches, Tower Hamlets. Is it theatre, is it a pop-up restaurant? Well, few before have ‘popped up’ with the lavish attention to detail and period grandeur of this immersive dining experience presented by award-winning creative collective Funicular. From […]

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Movies & TV Shows

  • Sci Fi London 2018
    Posted in: Events & Festivals, Highlights, Movies & TV Shows

    Droids, jedis and stormtroopers took to the streets of Stratford, East London on the opening day of Sci-Fi London a film festival which screens the best of shorts and features in the genre. The festival opened with Chimera, a thriller about a disturbed scientist in a race against time to save his dying children. Star […]

  • Avengers: Infinity War (Film)
    Posted in: Movies & TV Shows, Reviews

    In the 1970s and 80s comic book fans could buy official Marvel Superhero Trump Cards which sought to answer the question ‘who is the most powerful superhero of all?‘. This movie answers that question in emphatic fashion and has little respect for the traditional card game rules. Comic book fans dismayed by how cinema has […]

  • London Book and Screen Week
    London Book and Screen Week
    Posted in: Books, Events & Festivals, Highlights, Movies & TV Shows

    LONDON BOOK AND SCREEN WEEK  might seem a tenuous creative mix but not when you consider it is celebrating one thing – storytelling, regardless of its form. So whether you’re a book lover, aspiring author, bestseller, film buff, independent film-maker or Hollywood bigwig, then London Book and Screen Week 9- 15th April offers opportunities for […]

  • A Quiet Place (Film)
    Posted in: Movies & TV Shows, Reviews

    A QUIET PLACE is a pretty quiet film. In fact, after a couple of scenes, you’ll get the impression you are watching a silent movie. The characters rarely speak so as to prolong their survival in an environment where blind reptilian extraterrestrials hunt down anything they can hear. Their lack of sight evens up the […]

  • Suicide: The Ripple Effect
    Posted in: Features, Movies & TV Shows

    Actor Robert Walters has recently been nominated in the British Urban Film Festival’s Best Male Emerging Talent category for a short film he co-wrote called Remembrance Day, and hot off of his movie success What’s Hot London? interviews him about another project in which he has a more personal involvement. He talks in-depthly about feature-length […]

  • Short Film Screenings at the Cinema Museum
    Posted in: Editorial, Events & Festivals, Features, Galleries & Museums, Movies & TV Shows

    Eddie Saint-Jean, editor of What’s Hot London? magazine attends a screening of his short film at the Cinema Museum, Kennington. His film When The Earth Fell Down is about an environmental disaster. The film event was organised by Exploding Cinema who screened 20 experimental films submitted by film-makers from all over the world.

  • 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 […]

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Film)
    Posted in: Movies & TV Shows, Reviews

    Whether you’re a Star Wars old timer who believes that there’s been nothing to touch A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi or a Gareth Edwards or J.J Abrams fan, you’ll soon agree on one thing – The Last Jedi has made the franchise a Force to be reckoned with […]