Daniel Blake

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Rage against the machine: Hayley Squires and Dave Johns in I, Daniel Blake

“My name’s John Ford. I make Westerns.” Thus one of the great directors (slightly disingenuously) summed up his career. Here is the latest film from (...)

Vincent Lindone who plays a  recently laid-off factory worker in The Measure of a Man

Stéphane Brizé, director of the wonderful drama Mademoiselle Chambon, dips into contemporary social realism with this quietly effective consideration(...)

Anti-Austerity Alliance People Before Profit TD Ruth Coppinger said the Government was intent on introducing a privately-run scheme which “put profit over the interests of people”. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A job scheme contained in the programme for government is “borrowed from the Tory handbook in Britain”, it has been alleged. The Anti-Austerity Alli(...)

Ken Loach celebrates next to producer Rebecca O’Brien after he was awarded the Palme d’Or for the film “I, Daniel Blake” during the closing ceremony of the 69th Cannes Film Festival in southern France. Photograph: Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty Images

Ken Loach has won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival in one of the most surprising awards ceremonies in decades. Loach won the festival’s top(...)

Andrea Arnold’s American Honey

‘Spring is here. Spring is here. Life is skittles. Life is beer.” So sang Tom Lehrer in Poisoning Pigeons in the Park. Or is it early summer? Either(...)

Cannes Film Festival president Pierre Lescure (right) and director Thierry Frémaux at a news conference to announce  competing films at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Paris, France, April 14th, 2016. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

“We hope to show the state of cinema in Spring 2016,” Thierry Frémaux, director of the Cannes Film Festival, told an expectant audience in Paris this(...)

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