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Martin Snoresese

Silence was a film that was set out to be the great and epic journey of two young Jesuit Priests who set out for Japan in the hope of saving their mentor Cristóvão Ferreira (Liam Neeson). 1,344 more words

Adam Driver

I, Daniel Blake, am a citizen, nothing more, nothing less

                                    What is one human trying to live on the state welfare as he is unable to work for poor health? To the state he is just a beneficiary or a to-be-beneficiary, if he has applied for the benefits. 1,044 more words

Film Review

Film review - I, Daniel Blake (Ken Loach, 2016)

Of the many great films released in 2016, few left their mark on my conscience quite as much as Ken Loach’s “I, Daniel Blake”. I held off from reviewing it at the time, but decided to revisit it recently for a second time to make an honest attempt at reviewing it. 499 more words


The Conversation Review

On the outer side, Francis Ford Coppola’s The Conversation looks like a nerve-wracking thriller, but the truth is, it is not about the plot as much as it is about the character. 672 more words


Europe take 3 - Spanish melodrama

Volver – Pedro Almodovar (2006)

Ok so firstly I planned to blog 2 films a week but shout out to my mental health for messing that up because I’ve been staring at walls having existential crisis for 3 days so, you’ll get more in the upcoming week to make up for it I guess? 625 more words


Europe take 2 - Communist Romania

4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days – Cristian Mungiu (2007)

I haven’t intentionally just picked films that give a social commentary and won the Palme D’or, it just so happens that that’s the way things have gone so far (perhaps as a sociology student i just can’t help myself). 630 more words


European cinema - British austerity

I, Daniel Blake – Ken Loach (2016)

(You can click on the film’s titles in these posts to view the trailers)

Is this cheating? I’m pretty sure this is cheating, but I couldn’t not talk about this film and besides, Newcastle is far enough from me to be a foreign language film, strong enough accents that I could have used a subtitle or two in places (never mind my boyfriend whose first language isn’t English and needed me to repeat a lot of it). 612 more words