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


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


LFF 2018: Some our picks of 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.

October 17, 2018 | FestivalsFilm + Entertainment


LFF 2018: Bad Reputation

A new documentary on the life of Joan Jett only leads you to consider why it hasn’t this been done sooner.

October 17, 2018 | FestivalsFilm + Entertainment


TIFF 2018: The Front Runner

It was at the foot of the incredible Rocky Mountains that provided Gary Hart with the perfect backdrop to the perfect speech.

October 4, 2018 | FestivalsFilm + Entertainment


TIFF 2018: Colette

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.

September 26, 2018 | FestivalsFilm + Entertainment


TIFF 2018: First Man

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).

September 20, 2018 | FestivalsFilm + Entertainment


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