Destroyer: Kidman excels in gritty cop thriller

Destroyer is a character driven story, told in non-chronological order, set around Nicole Kidman’s bad-cop Erin Dell.

January 19, 2019 | Film + EntertainmentReview


Monsters and Men: An Interview with Reinaldo Marcus Green

Director Reinaldo Marcus Green’s Monsters and Men provides an intimate, multi-perspective look-in through an interlinked three fold narrative dealing with the highly sentive issue of police brutality.

January 18, 2019 | Film + EntertainmentInterview


Stan & Ollie: Charmingly funny biopic of Hollywood’s most famous comedy duo

Midway through Stan & Ollie, the titular comedy duo lament that nobody is going to the movies anymore, that people would much rather stay home in front of their television sets than go to the cinema.

January 11, 2019 | Film + EntertainmentReview


Golden Globes 2019: Our Thoughts

The Golden Globes perhaps no longer wish to be the forbearers of the award season, with this year’s awards seem to have muddled predictions somewhat.

January 9, 2019 | AwardsFilm + Entertainment


Matangi / Maya / MIA: An incomplete portrait

It’s rare to have a documentary focus on a single person, with decades worth of material and background feel contrastingly in-depth and shallow at the same time.

January 3, 2019 | DVDFilm + Entertainment


Tristan Tales – Modern Storyteller

In a world revolving around the social stratosphere of the internet, Tristan Tales continues to craft a genuine narrative worth following.

January 2, 2019 | Fashion & Entertainment


Happy New Year Colin Burstead: Domestic dramedy is amusing but we’ve seen it all before

Ben Wheatley diverts thematically with Happy New Year Colin Burstead, tackling less sombre terrain; a New Year’s Eve gathering opens a Pandora’s box of mayhem.

December 26, 2018 | Film + EntertainmentReview


Papillon: Violet Prison Drama gets impressive reboot

A true tale based on the devastating and sinister 1969 memoirs of Henri Charrière.

December 22, 2018 | Film + EntertainmentReview


The Favourite: Yorgos Lanthimos subverts with punk period drama destined for awards glory

The brilliant buzz of The Favourite has been building for so long, it seems the film should have been and gone from big screens already.

December 20, 2018 | Film + EntertainmentReview


2018 in Film: Our End of the Year List

As we are nearing Christmas and New years, we are going to follow suit this year and propose our own end of the year list.

December 18, 2018 | Film + Entertainment


Aquaman: A Summer Blockbuster in mid December

Aquaman is over two hours of adventure spread across the oceans and land between them.

December 17, 2018 | Film + EntertainmentReview


International Film Festival & Awards Macao: Our final picks

Here is our final update of a selection of film we managed to see at this years International Film Festival & Awards Macao.

December 17, 2018 | FestivalsFilm + Entertainment


The House That Jack Built: Lars Von Trier’s ambitiously sadistic serial killer portrait

Building a structure, regardless of its use as a home, office space or social one is a difficult task.

December 16, 2018 | Film + EntertainmentReview


Ben Adams – Pop For the Ages

Striking fame originally as one-fourth of the UK boy band A1, singer and songwriter Ben Adams seems to have transitioned smoothly into adulthood.

December 13, 2018 | Fashion & Entertainment


International Film Festival & Awards Macao: Our Picks

Our 2nd installment of film’s we managed to catch this week the International Film Festival & Awards – Macao.

December 12, 2018 | FestivalsFilm + Entertainment


International Film Festival & Awards Macao: Our First Picks

You will find us in the Far East this week, specifically in Macao where we’ve been invited to cover the International Film Festival & Awards Macao.

December 10, 2018 | FestivalsFilm + Entertainment


First Look: Capernaum

Set in the rough streets of Beirut, Nadine Labaki has written and directed a marvellous film dealing with all the grim realities of child poverty and neglect.

December 8, 2018 | Film + EntertainmentFirst LookReview


TIDES: Mockumentary narrow boat drama

A group of four friends get together on a narrow boat holiday, boozily cruising the South East ducts and locks, where over the course their guard comes down to reveal their personal discontent.

December 6, 2018 | Film + EntertainmentReview


BAFTA Screenwriter Lectures Series: Alfonso Cuaron & Nadine Labaki

Here at Candid we had the privilege to be invited to a series of lectures by Bafta dedicated to the art of screenwriting for films.

December 3, 2018 | Film + Entertainment


Shoplifters: Hiokazu Koreeda gives us this year’s most charmingly bittersweet story

Admittedly I was sacrilegiously unaware of Hirokazu Koreeda’s previous work, before Shoplifters came along into my awareness after winning the Palme D’or at Cannes last June.

November 30, 2018 | Film + EntertainmentReview


Wreck-it Ralph 2: Kids focused sequel sees Ralph and Vanellope take on the internet

Technology has always allowed advances in cinema, whether that be through storytelling or graphics, here the two meet as Ralph and Vanellope traverse the internet.

November 29, 2018 | Film + EntertainmentReview