Revenge is a shocker of a film, in the most gruesomely gory of ways, where a rape and an brutally violent murder attempt leads to a total female emancipation.
Thankfully, Steven Spielberg’s latest Oscar contender is much more watchable than its unimaginative title would suggest.
In 2011 British filmmaker Andrew Haigh’s breakthrough gay romance Weekend became an indie sensation and a staple of modern queer cinema.
For over a decade, the writer/director duo of Jason Reitman and Diablo Cody have been producing realistic, acerbic stories of growing up, demystifying the idea that adults have any more of an idea what they’re doing than when they were teenagers.
May 3, 2018 | Film + Entertainment
The utilisation by Hollywood of classic, beloved films is something that is becoming increasingly common.
A fresh face on the Hollywood scene, Nathaniel Potvin is an actor to watch.
May 2, 2018 | Film + Entertainment
Let The Sunshine In follows Parisian artist Isabelle (Juliette Binoche) and her haphazard search for love, or the warped concept she has of it.
April 26, 2018 | Film + Entertainment
When Sony Picture Classics acquired Brigsby Bear in early 2017, the close-knit group behind the film insisted that the plot be kept a secret in the marketing.
With already impressive Hollywood credits to his name, actor Leonardo Nam is putting in the time and effort to land prominent roles that leave a lasting impression on viewers.
April 22, 2018 | Fashion & Entertainment
Debutant German director Lennart Ruff rounds up a seasoned cast, Sam Worthington (Avatar) Taylor Schilling (Orange Is the New Black) and Tom Wilkinson (In the Bedroom) for his difficult to define this science fiction/ thriller journey The Titan.
April 19, 2018 | Film + Entertainment
Custody/ Jusqu’à la Garde is the debut full length feature by French director/ actor Xavier whose lauded short Just Before Losing Everything was Oscar nominated in 2013, signalling great promise as an upcoming director.
April 18, 2018 | Film + Entertainment
April 15, 2018 | Film + Entertainment
Last week, here at Candid we reviewed the exceptional drama 120 BPM by French director Robin Campillo.
Starting life as a play it has been adapted to film, using the same directing, writing and acting talent as it did on stage.
April 8, 2018 | Film + Entertainment
It has been nearly a decade since I visited an AIDS hospice in South Africa, an experience that is not easily forgotten and one that came flooding back while watching 120 BPM.
April 6, 2018 | Film + Entertainment
This is the true story of scouser Peter Turner (Jamie Bell), an energetic young actor in late 70s London who meets and falls deeply in love with the ageing 50s noir Hollywood screen icon Gloria Grahame (Annette Benning) in the twilight of her career.
April 5, 2018 | Film + Entertainment
To celebrate the release of Isle of Dogs, director Wes Anderson has teamed up with The Store X at 180 The Strand to present an exhibition exploring the meticulously crafted dystopian world of Megasaki – the fictional Japanese city in which the film is set.
Only Wes Anderson would follow up his last film, the nine-time Academy Award nominated The Grand Budapest Hotel, with a stop-motion animation about an island of exiled dogs, but in a way it makes perfect sense.
April 3, 2018 | Film + Entertainment
Here at Candid Magazine we are super psyched to be covering BFI Flare again this year.
March 26, 2018 | Film + Entertainment
Xiao Zhang is a small time delivery boy for a local gangster in provincial Southern China.
March 25, 2018 | Film + Entertainment