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Review: Love, Simon

7th April 2018 | Films

Review: Love, Simon

When it comes to award season, not every film can win an award - but then again, not every film needs to.

Love, Simon - based on the book ‘Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda’ - follows Simon Spier, a teenager who is just like us. He has a family who he likes and his friends; they do everything friends do - drink way too much iced coffee whilst gorging on carbs. Except, he has one huge secret: He’s gay.


As Simon tries to protect his secret from destroying those who he cares most about, he starts messaging a boy from his school - nicknamed ‘Blue’ - who anonymously came out online. As their bond grows, he tries to work out who ‘Blue’ is… that is until his world is shattered in an instant after a disgruntled ‘frenemy’ outs him online.

Suddenly, he has to come to terms with his identity all whilst fixing friendships and trying to get through school.

Whilst Love, Simon may try just a tad too hard to be ‘relatable’ to young adults, one of it’s glistening features is how it is grounded in the realities of being a young LGBTQ+ person trying to be yourself whilst fearing the implications of just that.

Simon’s Dad, who says all of the inappropriate comments that everyone’s Dad says, is shocked; his Mum is supportive. His friends care more about how he’s manipulated them than what his sexuality is… the film doesn’t make drama where there isn’t any, it looks to help viewers understand what is going on in Simon’s mind whilst navigating the fact that he has just been outed in, of all places, school - an experience difficult enough even without having your secrets publicised.


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Interview with Hugh Bonneville, Madeleine Harris and Samuel Joslin (Paddington 2)

10th November 2017 | Films

Interview with Hugh Bonneville, Madeleine Harris and Samuel Joslin (Paddington 2)

It’s finally here; after the worldwide hit family film, 2014’s Paddington, comes Paddington 2.

In this new adventure, Paddington (voiced by Ben Wishaw) is happily settled with the Brown family in London, where he has become a popular member of the community, spreading joy and marmalade wherever he goes.

While searching for the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy (voiced by Imelda Staunton) who is soon to turn 100 years old, Paddington sees a unique pop-up book in Mr Gruber’s (played by Jim Broadbent) shop and embarks on a series on odd jobs to buy it.


But, when the book is stolen, it’s up to Paddington and the Browns to unmask the thief, who appears to be a master in disguise…

To celebrate the release of Paddington 2, James Gilmore interviewed the cast and crew from the exciting new film.

In this interview, James Gilmore interviews Hugh Bonneville AKA Mr Brown, Madeleine Harris AKA Judy Brown and Samuel Joslin AKA Jonathan Brown about their addiction to marmalade and having Paddington as their family member in Paddington 2.

Broadcasted exclusively worldwide on W!ZARD Radio Station.

James Gilmore interviews Hugh Bonneville, Madeleine Harris and Samuel Joslin

James Gilmore interviews the actors behind Mr Brown, Judy Brown and Jonathan Brown about their addiction to marmalade and having Paddington as their family member in Paddington 2. (4 minutes)

Interview with Paul King (Paddington 2)

10th November 2017 | Films

Interview with Paul King (Paddington 2)

It’s finally here; after the worldwide hit family film, 2014’s Paddington, comes Paddington 2.

In this new adventure, Paddington (voiced by Ben Wishaw) is happily settled with the Brown family in London, where he has become a popular member of the community, spreading joy and marmalade wherever he goes.

While searching for the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy (voiced by Imelda Staunton) who is soon to turn 100 years old, Paddington sees a unique pop-up book in Mr Gruber’s (played by Jim Broadbent) shop and embarks on a series on odd jobs to buy it.


But, when the book is stolen, it’s up to Paddington and the Browns to unmask the thief, who appears to be a master in disguise…

To celebrate the release of Paddington 2, James Gilmore interviewed the cast and crew from the exciting new film.

In this interview, James Gilmore interviews Paul King, the director and co-writer of Paddington and Paddington 2, about the pressure of releasing the new film and life directing the bear!

Broadcasted exclusively worldwide on W!ZARD Radio Station.

James Gilmore interviews Paul King

James Gilmore interviews Paul King, director and co-writer of Paddington and Paddington 2, about the pressure of releasing the new film and life directing the bear. (4 minutes)