The Square: Ruben Osterlund’s satirical observation on social privilige, power and the art world

In Ruben Östlund’s satire The Square, the hermetic grid of the contemporary art museum, its ultra-modern halls, its white cubes and black, are revealed to contain and represent the vast, interlocking system of privilege.

March 15, 2018 | Film + Entertainment

Journeyman: A fresh and decidedly British take on the tried-and-tested boxing drama genre

No other sport has been committed to film as frequently and to such a high standard as boxing, from the classics, Rocky and Raging Bull, to modern masterpieces Creed and The Fighter, exploring the humanity behind such a hyper-masculine discipline has proven to be cinematic gold time-and-again.

March 13, 2018 | Film + Entertainment

Annihilation: Alex Garland bestowes us with another intellectual sci-fi masterpiece

We have been anticipating the release of Annihilation for a while now, we posted about the trailer back in September and it was saddening to hear its been by-passed for a theatrical release, adding to an ever growing list of science fiction movies with a straight-to-Netflix fate.

March 11, 2018 | Film + Entertainment

We get swept away by Studio Ponoc’s debut anime ‘Mary and The Witch’s Flower’

The first film from Studio Ponoc, an off-shoot of Studio Ghibli, adds to the legacy of wonder, excitement and bizarrely charming fantasy.

March 8, 2018 | Film + Entertainment

To celebrate the release of ‘Call Me By Your Name’ on DVD, our reviewer Logan Jones looks at recent depictions of gay relationships in cinema

There’s a moment halfway through Paul Thomas Anderson’s Boogie Nights when, on New Year’s Eve 1979, Scotty J.

March 7, 2018 | DVDFilm + Entertainment

A Fantastic Woman: An interview with director Sebastian Lelio

I first caught A Fantastic Woman, back in October at the London Film Festival and was immediately smitten with film’s protagonist, Marina Vidal (Daniela Vega).

March 2, 2018 | Film + EntertainmentInterview

Get Oscar: Our thoughts and predictions for this years Academy Awards

Oscar Sunday is nearly upon us and with a Best Picture shortlist including coming-of-age stories (Call Me By Your Name, Lady Bird), racial politics (Get Out, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), World War Two (Darkest Hour, Dunkirk) and interspecies lovemaking (The Shape of Water), there’s a lot to discuss.

March 2, 2018 | AwardsFilm + Entertainment

Berlinale 2018 #3: Our final update of this year’s Berlin Film Festival

Our final update of some of the films we saw at last weeks Berlinale 2018.

March 1, 2018 | Festivals

Mom and Dad: Its like seeing someone’s mid-life crisis unfold on-screen

Watching Mom and Dad is like seeing someone’s mid-life crisis unfold on-screen.

February 28, 2018 | Film + Entertainment

Berlinale 2018 #2: Highights include the exceptional Italian drama Figlia Mia and harrowing Norwegian real-life terrorist attack drama Utopia

As mentioned in our first Berlinale update, films with strong sense of social commentary seems to be the overarching theme, but over the course of the week, we’ve gradually also seen an emergence of offerings focused on more personal motifs: such as the exploration of self and relationships with others.

February 24, 2018 | FestivalsFilm + Entertainment

Calling Timothée Chalamet By His Name At BAFTA

Timothée Chalamet, the modern dapper, is anything but boring.

February 21, 2018 | Film + Entertainment

Berlinale 2018 #1: Wes Anderson wows with opening film stop motion animation ‘Isle of Dogs’

So this week Candid Magazine is in Berlin attending the Berlinale 2018, the international Berlin film festival now in its 68th year.

February 21, 2018 | FestivalsFilm + Entertainment

The Party (DVD Review): Ineffective British Black comedy which feels more like a star-studded West End vanity project

Sally Potter’s The Party chronicles a ‘dinner-party-gone-bad’ and during its punchy 70-minute run-time capably skewers Britain’s systems of class, politics and economics.

February 20, 2018 | DVDFilm + Entertainment

Our Round-Up of this year’s BAFTAS 2018: “Diverse voices finally being heard”

Every year, the British Academy of Television and Film Awards is a refreshingly British celebration of the year in film, with the spotlight on homegrown talent in addition to the familiar faces from across the pond.

February 19, 2018 | AwardsFilm + Entertainment

The Shape of Water: Del Toro’s beautiful old Hollywood B-movie style fairytale sadly fails to completely deliver

Guillermo del Toro has often made films that defy categorisation – think of the horror-inflected fairytale of Pan’s Labyrinth set in 1940s fascist Spain.

February 15, 2018 | Film + Entertainment

Lady Bird : ‘Of all the words one could use to describe Greta Gerwig’s directorial debut, “inspiring” is the most fitting of all’

When it comes to films, some adjectives get thrown around so much they have almost become devoid of actual meaning, morphed into marketing buzzwords.

February 13, 2018 | Film + Entertainment

Queer Eye’s Karamo Brown – A Cultured Gentleman

In search of your next binge-worthy obsession? Look no further than the new Queer Eye series, starring Karamo Brown, now streaming on Netflix.

February 12, 2018 | Film + Entertainment

Loveless: An exceptional, harrowing, relentlessly gut-wrenching masterpiece of a drama

Loveless is set in the dreary grey winter of a modern day Moscow neighbourhood, where post-Soviet apartment blocs are taken over by middle-class families and given an IKEA makeover.

February 9, 2018 | Film + Entertainment

Makala: A intimate telling of a young Congolese man’s labour of love to earn a living for his family

Makala means charcoal in Swahilli which is aptly the title and causal theme of this intimate if overwhelming documentary by French director/ cinematographer, Emmanuel Gras.

February 2, 2018 | Film + Entertainment

Journey’s End: Falls down on scale but glowing performances make it a pleasureable to watch

Set in the middle of the First World War, the enduring play by RC Sherriff gets a cinematic update that plays to the media’s strength of complex character driven story, but fails to match the scale film can offer.

January 31, 2018 | Film + Entertainment