Tag: kenloach

Blu-ray Review: I, DANIEL BLAKE, a Triumph of Compassion

It's a bit embarrassing to admit, but before watching I, Daniel Blake for this review, I had never seen a single Ken Loach film. I hadn't been avoiding them, they had just never been in front of me at the...

Criterion Gets Nostalgic: THE BREAKFAST CLUB to Warm Hearts in January 2018

When it was released in February 1985, The Breakfast Club was very much 'of the moment,' capturing the zeitgeist of suburban American youth during the teenage years. Coming off the modest success of his debut feature, Sixteen Candles, writer and...

KES, TWILIGHT'S LAST GLEAMING and More Join Masters of Cinema

In the past few days our good friends at Eureka! Entertainment have announced a bevy of new titles, which they will be releasing in the coming months. Chief among these are new additions to their Masters of Cinema series, including...

Christopher Nolan, Ken Loach and Mike Leigh Visit The Tate And Discuss The British Artists Who Have Shaped Their Work

Well, here's something intriguing. Tate Britain - one of the world's leading art galleries and certainly the leading repository of British art in the world - has just re-opened following an extensive renovation and rejuvenation and to celebrate they've gathered...

Euro Beat: New Films From Werner Herzog, Wim Wenders and... Orson Welles!?

In the latest installment of Euro Beat, I'll be taking a look at several brand new (at least,new to the public), very significant projects  originating from unlikely places. As always, click through the gallery below for additional European news briefs...

Euro Beat: Jo Nesbø Brings OCCUPIED To TV, Plus Paris Gets A Drive-In Movie Theater

If you don't know the work of Norwegian author Jo Nesbø, you will very soon. Not only has a U.S. adaptation of his wacky thriller Headhunters (already adapted quite well in Norway by Morten Tyldum) been confirmed, but a U.S....

LOOKING FOR ERIC Review

For the past three decades, Ken Loach has been the granddaddy of British Social Realism. His kitchen sink dramas focus on real people living normal lives, normally in working class Britain. He has occasionally ventured out of his comfort...