With the release of his rather exceptional debut Girl, Belgian director Lukas Dhont tells the story of a transgender 15-year old, Lara who dreams of becoming a ballerina.
In the follow up to his BBC mockumentary Carnage, an enlightening prediction of a future in which everyone is vegan, Simon Amstell follows it up with his first theatrical release, Benjamin.
Folklore tales have been pre-occupying the horror genre since celluloid’s humble beginnings, dating all the way back to the 1922 with German horror movie Nosferatu based on Carpathian vampire peasant tales.
With its imminent release on Friday and with yesterday’s announcement of 7 Oscar nominations, the hype around Dick Cheney bio-pic Vice is picking up heavy momentum.
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.
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.
Climax is horror, shock, sex and freak show, amalgamated into an continual pulsating sequence, exploring the dark depths of the human psyche under the influence of hallucinogenic drugs.
There is something unique about skating.
The Rider is director’s Chloe Zhao’s second feature and like its predecessor its set in the depths of South Dakota, specifically at the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
We posted a review on The Miseducation of Cameron Post earlier this week; set in the early 90’s, its a coming-of-age drama about teenager Cameron (Chloe Grace Moretz) who gets caught having sex with her female friend and is then sent off to a conversion therapy centre, God’s Promise by her conservative aunt.
Apostasy is the debut feature film by director Daniel Kokotajlo about a Jehovah’s Witness family shattered to pieces in the name of overzealous faith.
First Reformed is the newly released spiritual thriller starring Ethan Hawke and Amanda Seyfried, by veteran writer/ director Paul Schrader.
Freak Show is a teen comedy starring young British actor Alex Lawther as oddball Billy Bloom, who turns his school upside down with his larger-than-life persona, non-conformist behaviour and extravagant outfits.
L’ Amant Double is absurd, brash, a highly sexual psychoanalytic extravaganza of a film.
Last week we gave a glowing review of the exceptional indie flick My Friend Dahmer, a filmic telling of the senior year of infamous serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, the period just before his killing days commenced.
Revenge is a shocker of a film, in the most gruesomely gory of ways, where a rape and an brutally violent murder attempt leads to a total female emancipation.
In 2011 British filmmaker Andrew Haigh’s breakthrough gay romance Weekend became an indie sensation and a staple of modern queer cinema.
Last week, here at Candid we reviewed the exceptional drama 120 BPM by French director Robin Campillo.
I first caught A Fantastic Woman, back in October at the London Film Festival and was immediately smitten with film’s protagonist, Marina Vidal (Daniela Vega).