Highlights

Was Boris A Good Mayor of London?
Posted in: Highlights, Videos

Britain is in the market for a new Prime Minister. Though it is Conservative Party members who will be making the decision, who they choose will have implications for all of us. With Boris Johnson the clear front runner, it’s worth asking what might a Boris led county look like? Luckily, we have a case study right […]

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Features

View of St Paul's Bankside
Bankside And South Bank, Tips For Summer Along The River
Posted in: Events & Festivals, Features, Galleries & Museums, Movies & TV Shows, Places, Shows & Exhibitions

Bankside and South Bank can both lay claim to being the cultural heart of the Thames. Expect tourists and UK-based visitors to flock there this summer to savour some of the galleries, restaurants, theatre, cinema and riverside sights on offer. Luckily, only a flight of steps separates one from the other so you can quite […]

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Reviews

Movies & TV Shows

  • The Independent Filmmakers Ball
    The Independent Filmmakers Ball
    Posted in: Bars & Clubs, Highlights, Movies & TV Shows, People

    Cafe De Paris, Leicester Square was the place to be for the Raindance Film Festival Independent Filmmakers Ball. It was gathering of film directors, producers, screenwriters actors and the like, suited and booted and in celebratory mood. A 30s style jazz and swing band kept them entertained.

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

    Never mind the subtitles, this French-Belgian horror-thriller has given the Anglo-American dominance of the genre a welcome shot in the arm. Starring Garance Marillier as Justine a coming of age veterinary student from a strict vegetarian family, the meat issue is never far from the surface and you soon come to realise meat is definitely […]

  • 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 […]

  • Viceland's Needles & Pins Premiere
    Needles & Pins TV Series Launch Party
    Posted in: Highlights, Movies & TV Shows

    TV channel Viceland is premiering Needles & Pins, a TV show about tattoos, body modification and scarification, on February 22nd. The launch party for the premiere was held at House of Vans in South East London. The photos below show how party guests marked the occasion during and after the screening.

  • Fifty Shades Darker (Film)
    Posted in: Movies & TV Shows, Reviews

    In the second instalment of Fifty Shades billionaire Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) wins back sexual soulmate Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) by suggesting new and improved terms for their ‘arrangement’. It all sounds very contractual but there is nothing business-like about round 2 of their relationship, with both showing early signs of a desire for deeper […]

  • 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 […]

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

    Yet another movie marking out the tragic yet golden term two year of the Kennedy presidency, but this time from the vantage point of his widow Jackie Kennedy – literally. This Pablo Larrain directed bio-pic actually includes a gruesome re-enactment of the assassination and the entire movie is about his wife relating every moment, every […]

  • David Bowie: Sound and Vision
    Posted in: Highlights, Movies & TV Shows, People

    This Brit icon was born on January 8th and died on January 10th so this second week of the month is a de-facto David Bowie Week. The London Short Film Festival 2017 remembered the death of the rock legend with this tribute movie night at Stratford Picturehouse where fans and film-lovers alike were treated to rarely seen […]

  • Hot Shorts Film Festival Winner Elena Heading for Bigger Things in 2017
    Posted in: Events & Festivals, Features, Hot Shorts, Movies & TV Shows, People

    Director Elena Kovalenko was a double award winner at our own Hot Shorts Film Festival in October last year, triumphing in the editing and cinematography categories with her short film Underwater. We caught up with her to review her success and chat about her plans for 2017, including her new project Elemental Beauty. 1. Hi […]