Our last installment of picks we’ve managed to see at the BFI London Film Festival last week.
Some more of our picks of films we’ve seen throughout the week at this year’s BFI London Film Festival.
Here at Candid Magazine we’ve had the awfully gruelling task of attending countless screenings throughout the week for BFI London Film Festival, at various cinemas in Central London.
A new documentary on the life of Joan Jett only leads you to consider why it hasn’t this been done sooner.
It was at the foot of the incredible Rocky Mountains that provided Gary Hart with the perfect backdrop to the perfect speech.
Based on a true story in late 19th century France, we first meet the stunning Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, (Keira Knightly) in her country surroundings, sauntering the open fields with her long braided hair, without a care in the world.
Before landing with the opportunity to review First Man at this year’s TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival), I’d assumed that the first man to set foot on the moon would have had an immensely outgoing and self-confident personality (similar to Buzz Aldrin and Lightyear).
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.
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.
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.
Here at Candid Magazine we are super psyched to be covering BFI Flare again this year.
Our final update of some of the films we saw at last weeks Berlinale 2018.
March 1, 2018 | Festivals
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.
So this week Candid Magazine is in Berlin attending the Berlinale 2018, the international Berlin film festival now in its 68th year.
If I’m critical of Journeyman, Paddy Considine’s sophomore directing effort, then it’s because I expect more from him.
Casting is a German indie that we stumbled across at this year’s LFF and were pleasantly surprised.
Clio Barnard’s follow-up to 2013’s brilliant The Selfish Giant is another Yorkshire-set drama but a wholly different beast.
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.
Apostasy, a moving drama about the Christian sect Jehovah’s Witness, proved a highlight for me at this year’s LFF.
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.