Papillon: Violet Prison Drama gets impressive reboot

A true tale based on the devastating and sinister 1969 memoirs of Henri Charrière.

December 22, 2018 | Film + EntertainmentReview


The Favourite: Yorgos Lanthimos subverts with punk period drama destined for awards glory

The brilliant buzz of The Favourite has been building for so long, it seems the film should have been and gone from big screens already.

December 20, 2018 | Film + EntertainmentReview


2018 in Film: Our End of the Year List

As we are nearing Christmas and New years, we are going to follow suit this year and propose our own end of the year list.

December 18, 2018 | Film + Entertainment


Aquaman: A Summer Blockbuster in mid December

Aquaman is over two hours of adventure spread across the oceans and land between them.

December 17, 2018 | Film + EntertainmentReview


International Film Festival & Awards Macao: Our final picks

Here is our final update of a selection of film we managed to see at this years International Film Festival & Awards Macao.

December 17, 2018 | FestivalsFilm + Entertainment


The House That Jack Built: Lars Von Trier’s ambitiously sadistic serial killer portrait

Building a structure, regardless of its use as a home, office space or social one is a difficult task.

December 16, 2018 | Film + EntertainmentReview


Ben Adams – Pop For the Ages

Striking fame originally as one-fourth of the UK boy band A1, singer and songwriter Ben Adams seems to have transitioned smoothly into adulthood.

December 13, 2018 | Fashion & Entertainment


International Film Festival & Awards Macao: Our Picks

Our 2nd installment of film’s we managed to catch this week the International Film Festival & Awards – Macao.

December 12, 2018 | FestivalsFilm + Entertainment


International Film Festival & Awards Macao: Our First Picks

You will find us in the Far East this week, specifically in Macao where we’ve been invited to cover the International Film Festival & Awards Macao.

December 10, 2018 | FestivalsFilm + Entertainment


First Look: Capernaum

Set in the rough streets of Beirut, Nadine Labaki has written and directed a marvellous film dealing with all the grim realities of child poverty and neglect.

December 8, 2018 | Film + EntertainmentFirst LookReview


TIDES: Mockumentary narrow boat drama

A group of four friends get together on a narrow boat holiday, boozily cruising the South East ducts and locks, where over the course their guard comes down to reveal their personal discontent.

December 6, 2018 | Film + EntertainmentReview


BAFTA Screenwriter Lectures Series: Alfonso Cuaron & Nadine Labaki

Here at Candid we had the privilege to be invited to a series of lectures by Bafta dedicated to the art of screenwriting for films.

December 3, 2018 | Film + Entertainment


Shoplifters: Hiokazu Koreeda gives us this year’s most charmingly bittersweet story

Admittedly I was sacrilegiously unaware of Hirokazu Koreeda’s previous work, before Shoplifters came along into my awareness after winning the Palme D’or at Cannes last June.

November 30, 2018 | Film + EntertainmentReview


Wreck-it Ralph 2: Kids focused sequel sees Ralph and Vanellope take on the internet

Technology has always allowed advances in cinema, whether that be through storytelling or graphics, here the two meet as Ralph and Vanellope traverse the internet.

November 29, 2018 | Film + EntertainmentReview


Suspiria: Luca Guadagnino’s sorcerous visual extravaganza

Susie Bannion (played brilliantly by Dakota Johnson) is drawn to mid 70s Berlin to audition for a world-renowned dance company.

November 28, 2018 | Film + EntertainmentReview


Disobedience: Lesbian love blossoms in a monotone Orthodox Jewish Community

Hot on the trails of his Oscar winning film A Fantastic Woman, Chilean director Sebastian Lelio returns with Disobedience, a simmering, dark romance that tackles themes of isolation, sexuality and freedom within the Orthodox Jewish community.

November 26, 2018 | Film + EntertainmentReview


Postcards from London: An Interview with Harris Dickinson

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.

November 24, 2018 | Film + EntertainmentInterview


Assassination Nation: Full-blown Hysteria in small-town America

Assassination Nation is unabashedly intense – and this is both its strength and downfall; the factor that could either draw you in or put you off.

November 21, 2018 | Film + EntertainmentReview


I Think We’re Alone Now: Low fi post apocalyptic drama hits the spot

A dishevelled American flag lightly sways in the breeze over a post-apocalyptic village scene, situated along the Hudson River.

November 19, 2018 | Film + EntertainmentReview


Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald – Franchise’s sophomore is pure fan indulgence

Set six months after the previous Fantastic Beasts film, the audience is quickly thrust into the action with the introduction of Grindelwald.

November 16, 2018 | Film + EntertainmentReview


Dead In A Week (Or Your Money Back): Noir comedy is neither dark or funny

Dead in a week (or your money back) is set against the grey streets of South London, where our lead William (Aneurin Barnard) aims to kill himself.

November 15, 2018 | Film + EntertainmentReview