articles & reviews

  • Hereditary review: When buried problems resurface
    by Kasia Kwasniewska on June 13, 2018 at 3:54 am

    Profoundly affected by a history of dramatic family events, Annie never managed to release herself from the impact of an on-off relationship with her mother. After her funeral, Annie tries to regain her composure by returning to the ordinary life; she throws herself into her work and taking care of her children. But the grieving… The post <em>Hereditary</em> review: When buried problems resurface appeared first on Beside Magazine. […]

  • If Not For You: How George Harrison helped to make films he believed in
    by Kasia Kwasniewska on February 25, 2018 at 11:01 pm

    Besides his discography with the Beatles and fruitful solo career, there’s a connection to films that fewer fans of George Harrison know about. In the eighties, the musician swung into film producing, all because of one film he wanted to see that wouldn’t get made without his support. You could name a few George Harrison’s songs… The post If Not For You: How George Harrison helped to make films he believed in appeared first on Beside Magazine. […]

  • The Mercy review: The proud man and the sea
    by Kasia Kwasniewska on February 7, 2018 at 4:51 am

    A cinematic depiction of Donald Crowhurst’s story turns a challenge to single-handedly sail around the world without any professional preparation into an analysis of human’s chances in a battle with nature. The Mercy might initially appear a little slow, especially because James Marsh (known for another biopic The Theory of Everything) takes his time to… The post <em>The Mercy</em> review: The proud man and the sea appeared first on Beside Magazine. […]

  • Phantom Thread review: A riveting romance with gothic undertones
    by Kasia Kwasniewska on February 2, 2018 at 11:21 pm

    Bringing us a love story with a darker tinge, Paul Thomas Anderson teams up with an excellent trio of actors to deliver a sharp, alluring film about desire and manipulation. The House of Woodcock dresses the most prominent characters in England and beyond: even royalty turns to him when they need garments for the most… The post <em>Phantom Thread</em> review: A riveting romance with gothic undertones appeared first on Beside Magazine. […]

  • T-Shirt: Cult – Culture – Subversion exhibition: The history and politics of the most popular garment in the world
    by Kasia Kwasniewska on January 31, 2018 at 4:30 am

    There’s nothing as comfy and versatile as a t-shirt – and the beloved garment becomes the centre of attention in the new exhibition at the Fashion and Textile Museum. T-Shirt: Cult – Culture – Subversion opens next week, telling the story of a piece of clothing that can act as a canvas for expression of… The post <em>T-Shirt: Cult – Culture – Subversion</em> exhibition: The history and politics of the most popular garment in the world appeared first on Beside Magazine. […]

  • Journey’s End review: Authentic study of individual versus war
    by Kasia Kwasniewska on January 30, 2018 at 12:45 pm

    The first world war is months from resolution, a group of soldiers still faces tough battles, be it with the enemy on the front or their own demons. We’re joining them in trenches to observe their daily life without the ever-present labels of glory, and Journey’s End lets us see it for what it is through the… The post <em>Journey’s End</em> review: Authentic study of individual versus war appeared first on Beside Magazine. […]

  • Paul Thomas Anderson direct HAIM’s new music video for Night So Long
    by Kasia Kwasniewska on January 27, 2018 at 7:04 am

    The sisters sure know how to pick the creatives to cooperate with. HAIM’s new music video highlights a new collaboration with the Oscar-nominated director Paul Thomas Anderson – a music video for Night So Long. One more time, the band decided to create a simple music video for their song, collaborating with the renowned director Paul… The post Paul Thomas Anderson direct HAIM’s new music video for <em>Night So Long</em> appeared first on Beside Magazine. […]

  • Oscar nominations 2018: The Shape of Water recognised in 13 categories
    by Kasia Kwasniewska on January 23, 2018 at 11:55 pm

    Announced during a live-streamed event, the Oscars nominations are officially in. Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water leads the 2018 showcase with 13 nominations, only one short from the Academy record of 14 nominations (previously received only by All About Eve, Titanic and La La Land). Amid the prior predictability complaints, The Academy managed… The post Oscar nominations 2018: <em>The Shape of Water</em> recognised in 13 categories appeared first on Beside Magazine. […]

  • Early Man review: Ninety minutes with the champions’ league of animation
    by Kasia Kwasniewska on January 23, 2018 at 4:57 am

    Working wonders with the script and paying attention to the stop-motion animation details, Early Man is a feelgood film that easily qualifies into the champions’ league of Aardman animation. Once upon a time during lunchtime in a place that’s yet to become Manchester, a small, round asteroid falls from the sky. Curiosity prompts the locals… The post <em>Early Man</em> review: Ninety minutes with the champions’ league of animation appeared first on Beside Magazine. […]

  • The Post review: A love letter to journalism
    by Kasia Kwasniewska on January 19, 2018 at 6:20 pm

    It’s 1971, and The Washington Post is a newspaper with a local reach that’s about to search for investors to keep the company alive. Soldiers in Vietnam are fighting the hopeless war, covered up by the government in fear of humiliation. When two of these situations cross paths and the classified documents are revealed by… The post <em>The Post</em> review: A love letter to journalism appeared first on Beside Magazine. […]

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