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London in Autumn
London in Autumn
Posted in: Features, Photos, Places

Now in the last few weeks of autumn and with the festive season rearing it’s antlered head and the distant sound of sleigh bells ringing, you might be in danger of forgetting there’s an important season in between summer and winter that you just might have missed. Check out our London in Autumn feature. Poems […]

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Reviews

Crisis? What Crisis? immersive theatre by Collab Factory
Crisis? What Crisis? [Theatre review]
Posted in: Drama & Theatre, Reviews

It’s 1979, the UK is hit by soaring inflation rates, economic problems and civil unrest that threatens to spill over into full-scale rioting. Jim Callaghan’s Labour government are hanging on to power by a thread while opposition leader Margaret Thatcher threatens to call a no-confidence vote. But all is not lost. YOU have been appointed […]

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Movies & TV Shows

  • 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 […]

  • From Drones to Phones – Filmmakers Embrace New Technology
    Posted in: Events & Festivals, Features, Movies & TV Shows

    Academy Award-winning director Steven Soderbergh’s latest film ‘Unsane’ was shot entirely on an iPhone. With 4k quality available on smartphones,  groundbreaking technology is opening new doors for indie filmmakers who are now reaching for their phones and drones. THE RAPID increase in digital technology and advances in smart engineering have led to startling new developments […]

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

    Actor Robert Walters recently received a Best Male Emerging Talent nomination at the British Urban Film Festival for Remembrance Day, a short film he co-wrote. 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 documentary Suicide: The […]

  • 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 […]

  • The Killing of a Sacred Deer (Film)
    Posted in: Movies & TV Shows, Reviews

    Yorgos Lanthimos, director of surreal 2015 feature Lobster, has a track record that suggests he doesn’t do mainstream movies and didn’t disappoint with the edgy, off-key The Killing of a Sacred Deer. Starring Colin Farrell as cardiovascular surgeon Steven Murphy and Nicole Kidman his ophthalmologist wife, the couple’s idyllic suburban life gets a chilling wake […]