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Aquarius review: a time-tested, well-observed drama

Aquarius review: a time-tested, well-observed drama

Those familiar with Cannes selection of dramas will know it tends to skew toward simple narratives told in a realistic tone with great emotional depth. In this sense, Aquarius is no surprise. Selected to compete in the Palme d’Or at last year’s festival, it’s self-evident to see why the story of an elderly woman refusing...
The Eyes of the Mother review: a stylized low-key horror feast

The Eyes of the Mother review: a stylized low-key horror feast

The debut feature from director Nicolas Pesce is a stylized low-key horror feast that manages to suggest volumes by showing very little on screen. An occasionally gory, snail-paced, psychological-suspense thriller, despite some taxing moments The Eyes of the Mother makes for an interesting watch with a unique perspective.  Kika Magalhaes’s Francisca is an uncharacteristic murderer, whose means...
Interview: Director Kristóf Deák talks about his Oscar Winning Short Film "Sing"

Interview: Director Kristóf Deák talks about his Oscar Winning Short Film “Sing”

Simplistic in narrative but wholly complex in its emotion and effect, Kristóf Deák’s Sing is that rare kind of inspirational film, short or not, that lifts audiences right out of their daily lives. Set in Budapest, Hungary in the 1990s, a young girl joins the award winning choir of her new school to discover that...
Not Too Late: Last Minute Valentine's Gift Guide

Not Too Late: Last Minute Valentine’s Gift Guide

Valentine’s Day is tomorrow, and we’ve compiled the perfect gift guide for those of you who have left your shopping until the last minute. Chocolates in heart-shaped boxes and candlelight dinners are some of the most cliched Valentine’s gifts. While we embrace tradition, we prefer a gift with a little more staying power. One that’s sure...
Multiple Maniacs review: a revolutionary and revolting re-release

Multiple Maniacs review: a revolutionary and revolting re-release

John Waters’ celebrated back catalogue of camp, cult classics hold an often referenced and revered place in many a film buff’s personal pop culture lexicon, yet only die-hard fans may’ve heard of Multiple Maniacs. Many audiences are familiar with his slightly more mainstream musical comedy movies (the caveat being that Waters is never wholly mainstream)...
Lovetrue review: Drifting from agony to ecstasy and back again

Lovetrue review: Drifting from agony to ecstasy and back again

Alma Har’el became something of a festival darling with her debut feature, Bombay Beach, in 2011. In addition to scoring her the Best Documentary Award at that year’s Tribeca Film Festival, it also endeared her to the increasingly art-savvy Shia LaBeouf, who went on to bankroll her latest offering – LoveTrue. Where Bombay Beach was...
Prevenge review: Alice Lowe's Silence of the Prams

Prevenge review: Alice Lowe’s Silence of the Prams

With a portmanteau title that’s a composite of ‘pregnancy’ and ‘revenge’, Prevenge’s horror comedy wheelhouse lands somewhere between American Psycho and Rosemary’s Baby. Writer/director Alice Lowe, heavily pregnant herself at the time of filming, plays an expectant mother driven to murder at her unborn child’s demonic insistence. The evil offspring exercises its will by peevishly...
PA5H Race into Menswear at London Fashion Week

PA5H Race into Menswear at London Fashion Week

Menswear made its first outing on the PA5H spring/summer runway, or should we say track? Inspired by Formula One (F1) racing – the name of the collection Tyred paid homage to the world’s most prestigious motoring circuit – and there were plenty of details to keep the celebrity-packed front row feeling like they were on...
Five Trends To Try This London Fashion Week

Five Trends To Try This London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week is just a few days away, and while womenswear will rule the runways – men will have their chance to shine in the streets. The Candid team will be hitting the streets of London with roving photographers to capture some serious streetstyle. Everything from the Savile row and sartorial to offbeat and...
An Exclusive Interview with HEILL

An Exclusive Interview with HEILL

The brand HEILL was established by its namesake, Mr. Heill Yang, in 2012, following a long career of work with several famous brands including Torrente Couture, Ted Lapidus, Paco Rabanne and Jitrois. He has been in the business for thirty years – working on couture and ready-to-wear with various brands after graduating from ESMOD Paris....
Neville Salon's Charity Event for Nepal

Neville Salon’s Charity Event for Nepal

Londoners gathered at Neville Salon on the 3rd of December to support “Neville for Nepal,” a dedicated charity event. Neville Salon, a beauty mecca located in Belgravia, welcomed guests for an evening of pampering and prosecco, including haircuts, manicures, blow-dries, and more at discounted rates. All proceeds from the event benefitted the Early Childhood Development Center (ECDC), an orphanage and...
Suntory Whisky's Japanese Journey

Suntory Whisky’s Japanese Journey

The London Restaurant Festival has been in full swing for over a week, and the heady scent of a thousand different cuisines mingling in the city air has us all ravenously hungry. Now, we were never ones to miss out on a little Japanese cuisine (the Candid team is anxiously awaiting new Kings Cross restaurant Wazen’s...
Anne Hathaway and Robert De Niro shine in The Intern

Anne Hathaway and Robert De Niro shine in The Intern

The Intern begins where, if films are to be believed, all Americans spend the vast majority of their time: the park. 70-year-old Ben Whittaker (Robert De Niro) is practicing Tai Chi; the cliché is shrewdly intentional. A retired widower, Ben is restless. To fill his time he plays golf, takes cooking lessons, learns Mandarin and...
London Fashion Week SS16: Day 2

London Fashion Week SS16: Day 2

Before Julien Macdonald’s menswear triumph at LFW on Saturday (see it here) there was a more sombre start to the day back in the Brewer Street show space at Jasper Conran. In a collection that didn’t stray from white and green, simple dresses and separates were graphically detailed in stripes or botanical prints. The swampy...
Garrett Millerick: A Selection of Things I’ve Said To Taxi Drivers

Garrett Millerick: A Selection of Things I’ve Said To Taxi Drivers

Candid Magazine caught up with Garrett Millerick at Edinburgh Fringe, to see his latest show A Selection of Things I’ve Said to Taxi Drivers. Here is what he had to say about the show, the festival, and being funny. Candid Magazine: Tell us a little about your show and why people should see it? Garrett...
Fighting History at Tate Britain

Fighting History at Tate Britain

Tate Britain’s Fighting History Exhibition aims to examine the course of British History Painting, especially when examining issues surrounding war. I think. It’s not entirely clear from the outset. Tate seems to have a knack for ignoring chronology and curating shows by disjointedly jumbling he artworks around the walls in an effort to make the...
Valentina Fine Foods Opens Flagship Italian Shop and Restaurant

Valentina Fine Foods Opens Flagship Italian Shop and Restaurant

Rather like our European cousins, visiting some Italian restaurants can be a loud and brash experience. You almost expect to be greeted with a plethora of hand gestures on arrival. This might be ideal if you are on holiday on the Amalfi coast, going to a one off celebratory party but regular Italophiles probably prefer...
Burberry Prorsum Spring/Summer 2016

Burberry Prorsum Spring/Summer 2016

Burberry celebrated the sun this afternoon  by opening its show space up to the elements, the sides removed from its usual glass tent in Kensington Gardens. Guests including Mario Testino, Nick Grimshaw and a very dapper Samuel L. Jackson looked on as British musician Rhodes took his piano seat in front of a string orchestra....
Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2016

Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2016

Taken to the very depths of the Waterloo tunnels, the crowd at the SS16 Alexander McQueen show were treated to Sarah Burton’s many miracles of the deep. The McQueen man for SS16 is a leviathan, once fabled by the hardened explorers that made shape of the world, now brought to life in another flawless collection, poop...
Lou Dalton Spring/Summer 2016

Lou Dalton Spring/Summer 2016

Lou Dalton updated her man’s essential wardrobe for SS16, lightweight and light-coloured with a nostalgia for heritage pieces. After a autumn/winter’s woolly cocoon, the transparent white jackets and shirts and reimagined gingham was a breath of fresh, spring air. Orange gingham, but swirled as well as checked, and beachy oversized stripe knits were teamed with utilitarian shorts...
Kit Neale Spring/Summer 2016

Kit Neale Spring/Summer 2016

Packed to the Victoria House rafters – or whatever the basement equivalent of rafters is – guests sweltered as Kit Neale provided more of the chaotic brights that he is best known for. After the AW15 circus-themed show, there was no sign of paring back on the prints or accessories, which features pom-pom earrings and floral...
Nasir Mazhar Spring/Summer 2016

Nasir Mazhar Spring/Summer 2016

If it hasn’t been clear so far, now it is: Nasir Mazhar is definitely not a sportswear designer. His SS16 collection, which was showcased on day one of London Collections: Men yesterday was the proof that luxury menswear fashion does exist without labels such as ‘streetwear’. His powerful collection featured the iconic tracksuits and other pieces...
Cottweiler Spring/Summer 2016

Cottweiler Spring/Summer 2016

Ben Cottler and Matthew Dainty, also known as Cottweiler, showcased their spring/summer 2016 collection on the first day of London Collections: Men. The pair have been known not only for their work in the clothing industry but also the contemporary arts, installations and films, which was evident in the theatrical presentation. When it comes to their...
Daring to be Different: Regal Rogue – Native Australian Vermouth

Daring to be Different: Regal Rogue – Native Australian Vermouth

“Vermouth is an old dusty category but in the world, in the last year there’s been about 50 new craft brands released, and in London alone, there’s been a 29% increase in the sales of the craft vermouth category,” states Mark Ward, founder of Regal Rogue – Native Australian Vermouth. He goes on to announce that...
New Music: Hyena

New Music: Hyena

‘Mental Home‘ is the debut single from rising new rockers Hyena. It is an uptempo, punchy track that is teeming with angst driven energy, fuelled from the constraints of growing up in a small English town. The boys: Jacob Ball, Joshua Taylor, Dom Farley and Reuben Gwilliam, herald from Telford and have worked hard to...
Live Review: Indiana

Live Review: Indiana

Indiana (real name Lauren Henson) played the fourth of eight dates on her album titled ‘No Romeo’ tour at The Deaf Institute in Manchester on Sunday. It has been a lucky success story for the 27 year old – after uploading a cover of the song ‘Gabriel’ to YouTube, she was approached by John Beck,...
New Music: Kindness

New Music: Kindness

After several listens of this album it is hard not to say that I am hooked. With its jazzy baselines, melodic vocals and rhythmic beats, this is an album for the Palo Alto watching generation of perfectly quaffed alt pop listeners. It wouldn’t be surprising to find it comfortably nestled between the vinyls and Polaroid...
Making Colour At The National Gallery - Last chance to see

Making Colour At The National Gallery – Last chance to see

  Just like we are able to peel away the many surfaces that make up great artwork and reveal the base colour used by the artist, the Making Colour exhibition journeys below the surface of modern tube-paint, with the purpose of finding its origin. It is a fascinating and highly-recommendable exhibition. An enriching venture into...
Dries Van Noten's Irresistable Allure...

Dries Van Noten’s Irresistable Allure…

    They say you can tell a lot about a fashion designer by the front row of their shows, so when Radiohead’s front man, Thom Yorke, showed up at Dries Van Noten’s Autumn collection this week, it seemed to be fairly fitting. As the first big-name show of Paris Fashion Week, Van Noten proved...
Frances Ha - Review

Frances Ha – Review

Entering a cinema with high hopes is always daunting. I couldn’t see any way that I could dislike a quirky American comedy written by Noah Baumbach with Greta Gerwig, his girlfriend who also stars as the title character. If I hadn’t enjoyed this film I would have despaired and then checked the black hole where...



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