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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

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I, Daniel Blake – Ken Loach (2016)

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

European Cinema

The Tin Drum Film Review

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

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

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

Reviews (capsule)

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I, Daniel Blake


My tears came at the exact one hour mark during I, Daniel Blake. I know because I checked my watch. And then I thought, goddamn you, Ken Loach, you know what you’re doing, don’t you? 237 more words

Film Reviews

If You're Not Angry, You're Not Playing Attention: An 'I, Daniel Blake' review.

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