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.
Our final update of some of the films we saw at last weeks Berlinale 2018.
March 1, 2018 | Festivals
Watching Mom and Dad is like seeing someone’s mid-life crisis unfold on-screen.
February 28, 2018 | Film + Entertainment
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.
Timothée Chalamet, the modern dapper, is anything but boring.
February 21, 2018 | Film + Entertainment
So this week Candid Magazine is in Berlin attending the Berlinale 2018, the international Berlin film festival now in its 68th year.
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.
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.
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
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
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 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 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
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
January 30, 2018 | Film + Entertainment
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.
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.
Candid Magazine’s Film Editor, Daniel Theophanous takes us through the 2018 Oscars.
January 26, 2018 | Film + Entertainment
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 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
‘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