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: A dreary mockumentary canal boat holiday drama

A group of four friends get together on a narrow boat holiday, boozily cruising the South East countryside’s ducts and locks, where over the course boundaries come down to reveal their middle-age 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


Suspiria: Luca Guadagnino’s sorcerous visual extravaganza

Susie Bannion (played brilliantly by Dakota Johnson) is drawn to mid 70s Berlin to audition for a world-renowned dance company.

November 28, 2018 | Film + EntertainmentReview


Disobedience: Lesbian love blossoms in a monotone Orthodox Jewish Community

Hot on the trails of his Oscar winning film A Fantastic Woman, Chilean director Sebastian Lelio returns with Disobedience, a simmering, dark romance that tackles themes of isolation, sexuality and freedom within the Orthodox Jewish community.

November 26, 2018 | Film + EntertainmentReview


Postcards from London: An Interview with Harris Dickinson

I was first alerted to Harris Dickinson through his mesmeric performance in Beach Rats, released last year, where he played a closeted Brooklyn delinquent with a secret penchant for meeting older men online.

November 24, 2018 | Film + EntertainmentInterview


Assassination Nation: Full-blown Hysteria in small-town America

Assassination Nation is unabashedly intense – and this is both its strength and downfall; the factor that could either draw you in or put you off.

November 21, 2018 | Film + EntertainmentReview


I Think We’re Alone Now: Low fi post apocalyptic drama hits the spot

A dishevelled American flag lightly sways in the breeze over a post-apocalyptic village scene, situated along the Hudson River.

November 19, 2018 | Film + EntertainmentReview


Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald – Franchise’s sophomore is pure fan indulgence

Set six months after the previous Fantastic Beasts film, the audience is quickly thrust into the action with the introduction of Grindelwald.

November 16, 2018 | Film + EntertainmentReview


Dead In A Week (Or Your Money Back): Noir comedy is neither dark or funny

Dead in a week (or your money back) is set against the grey streets of South London, where our lead William (Aneurin Barnard) aims to kill himself.

November 15, 2018 | Film + EntertainmentReview


Forbidden Love: A look at religion in LGBTQ+ films

Chilean director Sebastien Lelio returns with an equally passionate endeavour Disobedience, a follow up to his mesmeric Oscar winning A Fantastic Woman, about a trans woman who after the sudden passing of her older boyfriend, she is rendered powerless by his family.

November 14, 2018 | Film + Entertainment


LFF 2018: Our final picks for this year’s BFI London Film Festival

Our last installment of picks we’ve managed to see at the BFI London Film Festival last week.

October 28, 2018 | FestivalsFilm + Entertainment


Damien Chazelle: Sacrifice on Screen

You’d be forgiven for thinking that Damien Chazelle’s newest film, First Man, is something of a radical departure for the Oscar winning director of La La Land and Whiplash.

October 25, 2018 | Film + Entertainment


Halloween : A tame reboot of horror’s most successful franchise

After over-dosing on bucket loads of candy coupled with a fair few pints of beer at the Halloween (2018) inspired press screening of its latest instalment, I was hoping my intoxication would help take the edge off a bit.

October 23, 2018 | Film + EntertainmentReview


LFF 2018: More of our picks of this year’s BFI London Film Festival

Some more of our picks of films we’ve seen throughout the week at this year’s BFI London Film Festival.

October 21, 2018 | FestivalsFilm + Entertainment


The Oath – A Candid Interview

Following the success of his memorably comedic performances in Blockers, Neighbors and Snatched, actor and filmmaker Ike Barinholtz brings The Oath to cinemas.

October 20, 2018 | Film + Entertainment