MOOD INDIGO - DVD Review

MOOD INDIGO – DVD Review

It’s the classic story: Boy meets girl. Girl meets boy. Boy marries girl. Girl is struck by illness that causes a flower to grow in her lungs. It’s a tale as old as time. Mood Indigo is a whimsical romantic fantasy from the mind of Michel Gondry, who in the...
Candid Magazine Issue 9

Candid Magazine Issue 9

This week saw Candid Magazine release its first print issue – issue 9. Since 2011 Candid’s readers have been able to purchase Candid through Apple’s App-Store but now are able to purchase it as a luxury coffee table magazine. Candid will be distributed in over 22 countries being sold in major...
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Brave Miss World - UK Jewish Film Festival

Brave Miss World – UK Jewish Film Festival

In her new documentary Brave Miss World, director Cecilia Peck explores the very sensitive issue of rape, focusing in particular on the harrowing yet inspirational story of former Miss World, Linor Abargil. Peck uses the terrible experience of this rather high profile victim as the springboard for a larger exploration of the issues surrounding rape...
Yayoi Kusama | Pumpkins at the Victoria Miro Gallery

Yayoi Kusama | Pumpkins at the Victoria Miro Gallery

  Yayoi Kusama is one of Japan’s most important living artists. Her distinctive style, born of an obsession with dots that she has nurtured since childhood, flowered in the late 50s early 60s when she moved to America and became an integral part of the New York avant-garde, rubbing shoulders with artists such as Andy...
New Music: Elderbrook

New Music: Elderbrook

Elderbrook’s new single ‘Could’, comes with the announcement of his latest EP ‘Simmer Down’, and he couldn’t have picked a better track to champion what is to come from him in the future. Elderbrook – twenty year old Londoner Alexander Kotz – is a self taught multi instrumentalist, and although the production aspect of his...
GET ON UP - Review

GET ON UP – Review

Biopics are a tricky beast to pull off, and this take on the life of music legend James Brown falls into the all-too-common trap of biting off more than it can chew by trying to condense seventy-odd years into a two and a half hour movie. From Brown’s challenging upbringing in rural Georgia, through the...
New Music: The Hunger Games

New Music: The Hunger Games

There is perhaps an advantage to reviewing a film soundtrack as an album without having actually seen the motion picture, as it means there is impartiality as opposed to the influence of dramatically poignant, heart rending or comical scenes. The disadvantage: being presented with a compilation album of artists who otherwise wouldn’t fit together in...
New Music: Fairchild

New Music: Fairchild

Six piece indie rock troupe Fairchild hail from the sub-tropical sunshine harbouring Queensland, Australia. This is appropriately reflected in their penchant for delivering songs filled with shimmering guitar hooks and soaring choruses, evoking the glittering turquoise hued waters backed onto pristine golden sand beaches adorning the aforementioned Gold Coast region. Lead vocalist Adam Lyons joins...
WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS - Review

WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS – Review

It’s fair to say that vampires have been rather done to death by Hollywood in recent years, if you’ll pardon the pun, so you’d be forgiven for approaching What We Do in the Shadows with some trepidation. There’s nothing to fear here though, as this comedy from New Zealand is as irreverent as it is...
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 - Review

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 – Review

They say it’s usually better to save the best for last. I’m not sure that’s always the case or if it’s applicable to Mockingjay, the final installment in The Hunger Games saga. The main reason for my skepticism is that the cinematic adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ last book in her best-selling trilogy of YA dystopian...
MY OLD LADY - Review

MY OLD LADY – Review

Israel Horovitz, a veteran playwright, forays into film by adapting one of his better known plays, My Old Lady. Despite the story’s intriguing premise, the cast involved, and Horovitz’s theatric mind, My Old Lady doesn’t quite manage to lift off ground, resulting in a muddled experience unable to engage its audience. After premiering at the...
Allen Jones Retrospective at the Royal Academy of Arts

Allen Jones Retrospective at the Royal Academy of Arts

  The human figure as a subject of artistic contemplation is as old as Art itself, this classical subject matter is at its best in the hands of a gifted draftsman and we have been blessed with many such artists throughout history who knew the curve of the body and the lines of the face...
GOD'S SLAVE - UK Jewish Film Festival

GOD’S SLAVE – UK Jewish Film Festival

The closing night gala film of this year’s UK Jewish Film Festival is the debut of Venezuelan director Joel Novoa, an award-winning thriller about two men of different faiths on opposite sides of the law, whose paths cross during the AMIA bombing in Buenos Aires in 1994. One is Ahmed Al Hassamah (Mohammed Alkhaldi), an...
New Music: Death Rattle

New Music: Death Rattle

Forcing forward layers of synth-rock with natural sounding harmonious vocals and raw guitars, electronic duo Death Rattle showcase their debut album ‘In Shade’, expressing to the fullest extent their brilliant creativity. Following on from a string of single releases, starting with the impressive electronically-dominated track ‘The Dig‘, they have moved territories, expanding upon their material...
OPENING: The Ivy Market Grill

OPENING: The Ivy Market Grill

The Ivy fans and foodies alike will rejoice in the announcement of the opening of the new The Ivy Market Grill; whilst The Ivy may well be shortly closing for refurbishment, that certainly doesn’t mean you’ll find us propping up the bar at Wetherspoon. Far from it. The star-studded eatery’s little sister, The Ivy Market Grill, is due to open...
A Wonderful Christmas Time - Review

A Wonderful Christmas Time – Review

At the end of last year I was invited to a very early screening of Benny & Jolene, the feature film debut of emerging British filmmaker Jamie Adams. I didn’t know what to expect but I wound up wooed and pleasantly surprised to discover a fresh storytelling voice in Mr. Adams as I discussed in...
Inside Rolls-Royce Exhibition

Inside Rolls-Royce Exhibition

Rolls-Royce takes over the Saatchi Gallery this weekend in an immersive exhibition as part one of three live ‘brand tours’. Detailing the intricate makings of the iconic motor, Inside Rolls-Royce takes a step further through interactive installations where fans can get a taste for creating their own bespoke model. Armed with an iPad, step into a...
The Angriest Man In Brooklyn - UK Jewish Film Festival

The Angriest Man In Brooklyn – UK Jewish Film Festival

One of Robin Williams’ last films, The Angriest Man in Brooklyn, also starring Mila Kunis and Peter Dinklage, is a charming yet sometimes lacklustre tale of a man with serious anger issues (strangely epitomising the trope of the ‘angry Jew’) who is inaccurately given 90 minutes to live by his physician, Dr. Sharon Gill (Kunis)....
New Music: Jack Savoretti

New Music: Jack Savoretti

The singer/songwriter is hardly a breed that’s dying out. In fact, if anything, it seems to be seeing a resurgence of late with Ed Sheeran bleating away at the top of the charts and young pretender George Ezra amassing a collection of hits whilst undisputed king of sap Damien Rice is once again throwing his...
Edward Steichen And Viviane Sassen At The Photographer’s Gallery

Edward Steichen And Viviane Sassen At The Photographer’s Gallery

  The Photographer’s Gallery presents the works of two iconic fashion photographers, Edward Steichen (1879-1973), the man whom Vanity Fair called “the greatest living portrait photographer” and award winning photographer Viviane Sassen, born in 1972.   At first the idea of combining these two artists’ works in one exhibition sounded a bit odd, given the...
New Music: Calvin Harris

New Music: Calvin Harris

So if you haven’t already heard of Calvin Harris, one; what hole have you been living in for the past couple of years? And two; you probably have and just didn’t realise it. When Calvin Harris isn’t popping up here there and everywhere – producing hits for Rita Ora and having residencies in Vegas –...
LIFE ITSELF - Review

LIFE ITSELF – Review

If there was an award for the most difficult film of the year to review, it would definitely go to Life Itself. The idea of reviewing a film about the life of film critic Roger Ebert is both bemusing and intimidating. Who am I to criticise the most famous and influential critic within the history...
Menswear at Mama Brown's

Menswear at Mama Brown’s

Over the last few years, the number of pop-up shops taking temporary residence in areas like Covent Garden has exploded. However, no one has done it on quite the same scale – and with as much panache, as Suzi Brown, proprietor of London’s largest pop-up shop, Mama Brown’s Pop-Up Experience. As an art historian, passionate...
THE DROP - Review

THE DROP – Review

It’s widely known that The Drop marks James Gandolfini’s final appearance in a film. The late Sopranos star passed away more than a year ago, leaving a huge void in the acting universe. His talent is yet again celebrated in this dark tale of mobsters, omertà, violence and last chances of redemption. The Drop is...
OPEN UP TO ME - NOOR: Highlights from Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest 2014

OPEN UP TO ME – NOOR: Highlights from Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest 2014

One of the most laudable qualities of world cinema is its uncompromising way of telling stories no matter how nitty gritty the subject might be. There are no flamboyances or extra star quality to make you believe that things will be okay no matter what, like most Hollywood endings do. This past week, East London...
Food & Wine Week at The Devonshire Arms

Food & Wine Week at The Devonshire Arms

Last month, Candid left its usual London stomping ground to roam around the Yorkshire Dales, breathe in the fresh air, rest our heads at The Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa and plonk ourselves down at the table of its chef, Adam Smith. This December, Adam will be sharing his kitchen at The Dev with a bevvy...
Duchamp 25th Anniversary With Ruffians

Duchamp 25th Anniversary With Ruffians

Celebrating its 25th anniversary, tailoring label Duchamp hosted an exclusive event at Ruffians Barber Shop in Covent Garden on the 6th November. Both brands have a mutual respect for design and heritage and this groomed and tailored way of thinking made the collaboration perfect on the night. The evening saw a live illustration from a...
New Music: Kim Halliday

New Music: Kim Halliday

Kim Halliday is an unusual addition to Candid’s repertoire, in that his music is instrumental and mainly featured as soundtracks to films, documentaries and theatre productions, amongst others. He is an incredibly talented musician, playing the piano, saxophone and guitar, as well as writing his own compositions, recording in his own premises and being a...
Mö Studior SS15

Mö Studior SS15

Based in London and Stockholm, the Swedish studio and digital, art-led platform, Studior allows anyone to contribute to their blog-like space. Through social-media channels, anyone can contribute to become part of their creative community. The company also acts as a source of information for the latest and hottest exhibitions and events through the EU. But...
Hill & Szrok

Hill & Szrok

A butcher, a baker, a candlestick…shop. Broadway Market has it all. However, what it didn’t have until this March was a traditional British butcher shop that turned into a restaurant at night. Enter, Hill & Szrok. Housed in an old butcher’s, which sits in front of the original slaughterhouse for the market, Hill & Szrok...
NEWGEN MEN AW15

NEWGEN MEN AW15

The British Fashion Council have announced the winners of the NEWGEN MEN for AW15, which is sponsored by Topman. NEWGEN MEN was originally established in 2009 – which built on the already successful initiative between Topman and Fashion East, MAN. The award has already supported successful designers such as Christopher Shannon, J.W. Anderson and James...
EARTH TO ECHO - DVD Review

EARTH TO ECHO – DVD Review

Earth to Echo follows the simple story of four children over the course of one night as they attempt to help lost alien Echo recover the lost pieces to its lost spaceship ‘key’, thus allowing the creature to return home. The similarities to E.T. are quite obvious, and director Dave Green’s film is a long...