German director Volker Schlöndorff’s film adaptation of the novel The Tin Drum (1979) is a haunting and epic work of antiwar cinema. The film is a razor sharp satire and haunting portrayal of both World War II and the dark and perverse side of human nature. 1,146 more words
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Gripping Romanian New Wave film with affecting performances and an aptly bleak set design. A subtext of profound social implications is subtly conveyed through French/Italian social realist innovations including deep focus, mobile hand camera operation, and on location sound. 13 more words
Directed by: Ken Loach.
Starring: Dave Johns, Hayley Squires.
Veteran British director Ken Loach, known for his unflinching approach to social commentary in his films has, in ‘I, Daniel Blake’, directed something that should speak quite clearly to anyone living in this country today. 214 more words
Political activist, auteur and custodian of Britain’s kitchen sink, Ken Loach has reeled in a second Palme d’Or for his latest parable. A typically savage and angry comment on the inner workings of Britain’s benefits system, I, Daniel Blake is a humanist story about the reduction of people to numbers and blips on a spreadsheet in today’s world. 567 more words