The Titan: Predictbale Sci-fi thriller fails to impress

Debutant German director Lennart Ruff rounds up a seasoned cast, Sam Worthington (Avatar) Taylor Schilling (Orange Is the New Black) and Tom Wilkinson (In the Bedroom) for his difficult to define this science fiction/ thriller journey The Titan.

April 19, 2018 | Film + Entertainment


Custody / Jusqu’à la Garde: An interview with director Xavier Legrand

Custody/ Jusqu’à la Garde is the debut full length feature by French director/ actor Xavier whose lauded short Just Before Losing Everything was Oscar nominated in 2013, signalling great promise as an upcoming director.

April 18, 2018 | Film + Entertainment


120 BPM (Beats Per Minute): Interview with actors Nahuel Perez Biscayart and Arnaud Valois

Last week, here at Candid we reviewed the exceptional drama 120 BPM by French director Robin Campillo.

April 12, 2018 | Film + EntertainmentInterview


Ghost Stories: Horror tale succeeds to scare but is marred by cliche ending

Starting life as a play it has been adapted to film, using the same directing, writing and acting talent as it did on stage.

April 8, 2018 | Film + Entertainment


120 BPM (Beats per Minute): A Heartfelt, Urgent and Impassioned ode to AIDS activism

It has been nearly a decade since I visited an AIDS hospice in South Africa, an experience that is not easily forgotten and one that came flooding back while watching 120 BPM.

April 6, 2018 | Film + Entertainment


Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool – DVD Review: An uneven drama heightened by an excellent cast

This is the true story of scouser Peter Turner (Jamie Bell), an energetic young actor in late 70s London who meets and falls deeply in love with the ageing 50s noir Hollywood screen icon Gloria Grahame (Annette Benning) in the twilight of her career.

April 5, 2018 | Film + Entertainment


Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs exhibition @ 180 The Strand

To celebrate the release of Isle of Dogs, director Wes Anderson has teamed up with The Store X at 180 The Strand to present an exhibition exploring the meticulously crafted dystopian world of Megasaki – the fictional Japanese city in which the film is set.

April 4, 2018 | ArtsFilm + Entertainment


Isle Of Dogs: Wes Anderson’s canine animation is his darkest and most finely crafted offering!

Only Wes Anderson would follow up his last film, the nine-time Academy Award nominated The Grand Budapest Hotel, with a stop-motion animation about an island of exiled dogs, but in a way it makes perfect sense.

April 3, 2018 | Film + 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


Have A Nice Day: Visually witty animation tries a little bit too hard to be cool

Xiao Zhang is a small time delivery boy for a local gangster in provincial Southern China.

March 25, 2018 | Film + Entertainment


Relish: A behind-the-scenes sneak peek into upcoming alternative teen road movie

Five teenage outcasts with disparate personal issues but with the same need to be understood and accepted, break out of a private treatment facility and embark on a road trip that will become a journey of self-discovery.

March 22, 2018 | Film + Entertainment


Ready Player One: If you surrender to the film’s charms and can withstand a tsunami of references, it’s not a bad night at the movies

Chances are viewers who’ve seen the trailers for Ready Player One will have already made up their minds about the movie.

March 21, 2018 | Film + Entertainment


Joey Pollari – Bringing Hollywood Values

Charismatic child actor turned intriguing young adult, Joey Pollari is striving to make his presence known in Hollywood.

March 20, 2018 | Film + Entertainment


The Square: Ruben Osterlund’s satirical observation on social privilige, power and the art world

In Ruben Östlund’s satire The Square, the hermetic grid of the contemporary art museum, its ultra-modern halls, its white cubes and black, are revealed to contain and represent the vast, interlocking system of privilege.

March 15, 2018 | Film + Entertainment


Journeyman: A fresh and decidedly British take on the tried-and-tested boxing drama genre

No other sport has been committed to film as frequently and to such a high standard as boxing, from the classics, Rocky and Raging Bull, to modern masterpieces Creed and The Fighter, exploring the humanity behind such a hyper-masculine discipline has proven to be cinematic gold time-and-again.

March 13, 2018 | Film + Entertainment


Annihilation: Alex Garland bestowes us with another intellectual sci-fi masterpiece

We have been anticipating the release of Annihilation for a while now, we posted about the trailer back in September and it was saddening to hear its been by-passed for a theatrical release, adding to an ever growing list of science fiction movies with a straight-to-Netflix fate.

March 11, 2018 | Film + Entertainment


We get swept away by Studio Ponoc’s debut anime ‘Mary and The Witch’s Flower’

The first film from Studio Ponoc, an off-shoot of Studio Ghibli, adds to the legacy of wonder, excitement and bizarrely charming fantasy.

March 8, 2018 | Film + Entertainment


To celebrate the release of ‘Call Me By Your Name’ on DVD, our reviewer Logan Jones looks at recent depictions of gay relationships in cinema

There’s a moment halfway through Paul Thomas Anderson’s Boogie Nights when, on New Year’s Eve 1979, Scotty J.

March 7, 2018 | DVDFilm + Entertainment


A Fantastic Woman: An interview with director Sebastian Lelio

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).

March 2, 2018 | Film + EntertainmentInterview