Dublin Film Critics Circle name their best of 2016

There was some muttering when Ken Loach’s 'I, Daniel Blake' took the Palme d’Or at Cannes last May, but, over the intervening months, the film has engaged with audiences and set in as a critical favourite. Few ...

Interview – Paul Laverty, writer of ‘I, Daniel Blake’

This week, Ken Loach’s latest film ‘I, Daniel Blake’ is released in Irish cinemas; his first since he – falsely, as it turns out – announced his retirement after ‘Jimmy’s Hall’. ‘I, Daniel Blake’ follows two people, Daniel (Dave Johns) and Katie (Hayley Squire...

Reviews – New movies opening October 21st 2016

MOVIES.IE'S ONE TO WATCH! I, DANIEL BLAKE (UK | France | Belgium/15A/100mins) Directed by Ken Loach. Starring Hayley Squires, Dave Johns, Sharon Percy, Brianna Shann, Dylan McKiernan THE PLOT: Daniel Blak...

10 things you need to know about Ken Loach

Ken Loach’s latest film ‘I, Daniel Blake’ is released in Irish cinemas this week. Set in Newcastle, ‘I, Daniel Blake’ follows two people – single mother Katie (Hayley Squires) and Daniel (Dave Johns), a man who worked all his life until he fell ill – as they t...

Cannes 2016 – All the winners

The 2016 Cannes Film festival came to a glittering close tonight, as the stars took to the Red Carpet for the last time. Inside the Grand Theatre Lumiere – where were not, sadly – the best and brightest of the ...
4.0Heartbreakingly honest

Cannes Review – I, Daniel Blake

I, DANIEL BLAKE (UK | France/TBC/98mins) Directed by Ken Loach. Starring Dave Johns, Hayley Squiares, Dylan McKiernan, Briana Shann, Kate Rutter. THE PLOT: Daniel Blake (Dave Johns) has worked all his life as a carpenter. After a heart attack puts him out ...