TIFF 2018: Tell It To The Bees

Now, for someone such as me that has a slight phobia of bees, I have to say, this movie might have helped me overcome that a little.

September 11, 2018 | FestivalsFilm + Entertainment


Sundance Film Festival ’18: London – Our Review

This week, I was lucky enough to swing by the Sundance Film Festival: London, the mini sister festival to the grand showcase in Utah that marks the start of the year and sets up the indie film breakouts.

June 10, 2018 | FestivalsFilm + Entertainment


Sundance film festival ’18: Our top picks for the festival’s London edition

The Sundance Film Festival ’18: London gets underway this weekend (31st May – 2nd June), with a select group of films picked as the cream of the crop from this year’s screenings at its namesake festival, held in Utah earlier this year.

May 30, 2018 | FestivalsFilm + Entertainment


BFI FLARE 2018: Our picks from this year’s BFI LGTBQ+ film festival

Here at Candid Magazine we are super psyched to be covering BFI Flare again this year.

March 29, 2018 | FestivalsFilm + 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


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 a strong sense of social commentary seem 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


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


LFF2017: Journeyman

If I’m critical of Journeyman, Paddy Considine’s sophomore directing effort, then it’s because I expect more from him.

October 24, 2017 | FestivalsFilm + EntertainmentReview


LFF2017: Casting

Casting is a German indie that we stumbled across at this year’s LFF and were pleasantly surprised.

October 23, 2017 | FestivalsFilm + EntertainmentReview


LFF2017: Dark River

Clio Barnard’s follow-up to 2013’s brilliant The Selfish Giant is another Yorkshire-set drama but a wholly different beast.

October 22, 2017 | FestivalsFilm + EntertainmentReview


LFF2017: Redoubtable

Jean-Luc Godard has called this – an account of his marriage to Anne Wiazemsky, based on her autobiographical novel, Un an après – a “stupid, stupid idea.

October 19, 2017 | FestivalsFilm + EntertainmentReview


LFF2017: Apostasy

Apostasy, a moving drama about the Christian sect Jehovah’s Witness, proved a highlight for me at this year’s LFF.

October 19, 2017 | FestivalsFilm + EntertainmentReview


Moonlight review: completely absorbing

My first question on coming out of Moonlight was: who is Barry Jenkins? Who made this beautiful, completely absorbing, and perfectly cast film about a young man growing up gay and in poverty in Miami? From the get-go the cinematography shows the confusion and instability of the world we’re entering.

February 15, 2017 | FestivalsFilm + EntertainmentReview


Nocturnal Animals review: cold and terrifying

If Tom Ford’s first feature, A Single Man, was clearly the work of a fashion designer, his new offering, Nocturnal Animals, displays his real calibre as a director.

November 3, 2016 | FestivalsFilm + EntertainmentReview


Snowden review: a little too conventional

You don’t have to be a film buff to guess what Snowden, the latest film from Oliver Stone, is about.

October 15, 2016 | FestivalsFilm + EntertainmentReview


Your Name review: deserves huge admiration

Your Name, Japanese director Makoto Shinkai’s latest animated feature, bubbles over with far more mirth than most of Studio Ghibli’s collection but nonetheless, comparisons have been drawn between both, as well as between him and the now retired Hayao Miyazaki.

October 14, 2016 | FestivalsFilm + EntertainmentReview


The Autopsy of Jane Doe review: masterful horror

After shocking us with the unmissable, one-of-a-kind Troll Hunter, Norwegian director André Øvredal has become a talent you want to keep a close eye on.

October 13, 2016 | FestivalsFilm + EntertainmentReview


La La Land review: sure to be a classic

It’s satisfying just to see Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling tap dance whilst simultaneously looking for their cars on the gargantuan Hollywood Hills really, but this is far from the highlight of Damien Chazelle’s latest film.

October 7, 2016 | FestivalsFilm + EntertainmentReview


My Scientology Movie review: Louis Theroux breaks the formula

Across his body of work as a documentarian, Louis Theroux has covered a vast array of topics, groups and points of view, but there have been two simple constants: first, his chosen method, to enter groups, families and organisations to get to know the people involved on a personal level; second, his utterly unshakeable politeness.

October 6, 2016 | FestivalsFilm + EntertainmentReview


A United Kingdom review: unapologetically heartwarming

A United Kingdom is filled with moments of deep, brittle, and slow-burning tension, as it explores the intertwining of race, class, politics, and love, in a story based on true events in the years following the Second World War.

October 5, 2016 | FestivalsFilm + EntertainmentReview