25 October 2016

I, Daniel Blake, 2016 - ★★★★

An important film that manages to be both heartwarming and depressing. The story is strong enough to hide the flaws of which there are many. Apart from the two leads the weak (non-professional) actors are distracting and the frequent fade to blacks get annoying quickly. It's really obvious what's going to happen especially if you've seen any of the marketing material or even just heard how audiences have reacted so far. But at it's heart it's a really powerful film perhaps highlighted the most by the scene at the food bank.

October 25, 2016 at 10:36PM

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