I picked up a leaflet in my wanderings around Southwark yesterday which turned out to be a free yearly round-up from Little White Lies. Which reminded me to get round to telling you all about them.
Currently on its 27th bi-monthly edition, I don't think I'm letting you in on a big secret here, Little White Lies is not only a movie review magazine, but a relatively rare product in the magazine world. It's beautifully designed and illustrated for one. The authors look beyond the film itself to lead you on, beyond the film reviewed, with suggestions for further watching and in-depth interviews with emerging actors rather than the stock 2 minute barrage of A-lister diatribe, more scripted than the movies they star in.
This is a welcome counterpoint to the lads-mag styling of Total Film or the 'what's on' documentary style of Empire which are all too familiar formats relying on sheer volume of content. Little White Lies demands nothing more of you than an appreciation for beautiful things delivered in a beautiful manner. The magazine, unlike its peers is curated, giving a focus to the interviews, suggestions articles and reviews inside, more like a novel than a listings paper.
I'm a fan. Let's all buy one.