Beside Magazine: Writer

Beside Magazine is my side project focusing on arts and culture in London. Along with my friend, we’ve founded a website that focuses on interesting events around London. We’re speaking from the perspective of expats living in the UK, and search for smaller venues and budding artists to provide support for their work. 

Below, you’ll find my latest articles published on Beside Magazine. To view more, please head to the magazine website.

 

  • 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. […]