Get Oscar: Our thoughts and predictions for this years Academy Awards

Oscar Sunday is nearly upon us and with a Best Picture shortlist including coming-of-age stories (Call Me By Your Name, Lady Bird), racial politics (Get Out, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), World War Two (Darkest Hour, Dunkirk) and interspecies lovemaking (The Shape of Water), there’s a lot to discuss.

March 2, 2018 | AwardsFilm + 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

Mom and Dad: Its like seeing someone’s mid-life crisis unfold on-screen

Watching Mom and Dad is like seeing someone’s mid-life crisis unfold on-screen.

February 28, 2018 | Film + Entertainment

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 strong sense of social commentary seems 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

Calling Timothée Chalamet By His Name At BAFTA

Timothée Chalamet, the modern dapper, is anything but boring.

February 21, 2018 | Film + 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

The Party (DVD Review): Ineffective British Black comedy which feels more like a star-studded West End vanity project

Sally Potter’s The Party chronicles a ‘dinner-party-gone-bad’ and during its punchy 70-minute run-time capably skewers Britain’s systems of class, politics and economics.

February 20, 2018 | DVDFilm + Entertainment

Our Round-Up of this year’s BAFTAS 2018: “Diverse voices finally being heard”

Every year, the British Academy of Television and Film Awards is a refreshingly British celebration of the year in film, with the spotlight on homegrown talent in addition to the familiar faces from across the pond.

February 19, 2018 | AwardsFilm + Entertainment

The Shape of Water: Del Toro’s beautiful old Hollywood B-movie style fairytale sadly fails to completely deliver

Guillermo del Toro has often made films that defy categorisation – think of the horror-inflected fairytale of Pan’s Labyrinth set in 1940s fascist Spain.

February 15, 2018 | Film + Entertainment

Lady Bird : ‘Of all the words one could use to describe Greta Gerwig’s directorial debut, “inspiring” is the most fitting of all’

When it comes to films, some adjectives get thrown around so much they have almost become devoid of actual meaning, morphed into marketing buzzwords.

February 13, 2018 | Film + Entertainment

Queer Eye’s Karamo Brown – A Cultured Gentleman

In search of your next binge-worthy obsession? Look no further than the new Queer Eye series, starring Karamo Brown, now streaming on Netflix.

February 12, 2018 | Film + Entertainment

Loveless: An exceptional, harrowing, relentlessly gut-wrenching masterpiece of a drama

Loveless is set in the dreary grey winter of a modern day Moscow neighbourhood, where post-Soviet apartment blocs are taken over by middle-class families and given an IKEA makeover.

February 9, 2018 | Film + Entertainment

Makala: A intimate telling of a young Congolese man’s labour of love to earn a living for his family

Makala means charcoal in Swahilli which is aptly the title and causal theme of this intimate if overwhelming documentary by French director/ cinematographer, Emmanuel Gras.

February 2, 2018 | Film + Entertainment

Journey’s End: Falls down on scale but glowing performances make it a pleasureable to watch

Set in the middle of the First World War, the enduring play by RC Sherriff gets a cinematic update that plays to the media’s strength of complex character driven story, but fails to match the scale film can offer.

January 31, 2018 | Film + Entertainment

God’s Own Country (DVD Review): A tender rural Yorkshire debut exploring themes of gay love and prejudice

The melancholic Yorkshire Pennines provide the dreary and rugged backdrop to an intricate migrant gay love story which is subtly underpinned by themes of repressed homosexuality, disenfranchised youth, immigration and racism.

January 29, 2018 | DVDFilm + Entertainment

Blade Runner 2049 (DVD Review): An exquisite, visionary yet ultimately flawed sequel

Blade Runner 2049 was released theatrically in October 2017 to critical acclaim, with many asserting that it improved upon the story established in Ridley Scott’s 1982 original, a rare feat for any sequel, let alone a sequel released thirty-five years after the original had gained cult-classic status.

January 26, 2018 | DVDFilm + Entertainment

2018 Oscars Nominations: Diversity kicks in as sexual harassment allegations loom large

Candid Magazine’s Film Editor, Daniel Theophanous takes us through the 2018 Oscars.

January 26, 2018 | Film + Entertainment

Early Man: Aardman stop-frame animation goes all caveman

Aardman entertainment has a long and honoured history in stop-motion film, from Wallace and Gromit to Shaun the Sheep setting the benchmark for the genre each time.

January 25, 2018 | Film + Entertainment

Last Flag Flying: All star cast, middle-of-the-road drive movie proves average and forgettable

Last Flag Flying arrives in cinemas armed with everything a new release could hope for: a simple but effective concept, high-profile cast and an Oscar-nominated director helming the project.

January 23, 2018 | Film + Entertainment

Coco: Pixar have created an instant Disney classic

‘The Day of the Dead’ the one day of the year in the Mexican calendar that our ancestors are able to come back from the land of the dead to visit us.

January 21, 2018 | Film + Entertainment