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  • From a Night Porter's Point of View

    From a Night Porter's Point of View

    ★★★½

    Reminded me of stories my dad used to tell about a Polish nightwatchman he once worked with. He was a proper right wing authoritarian too.

  • A Short Film About Killing

    A Short Film About Killing

    ★★★★

    Instead of a review of Kieślowski's acclaimed film from 1988, I'll just post this exchange from the 2001 film The Parole Officer that takes place between Steve Coogan and John Henshaw.

    JH: "What's on the tape?"

    SC: "This...is...A Short Film About Killing by the Polish director Krzysztof Kieślowski. It's a simple story about a man who kills someone in the heat of the moment and then it follows through the whole legal process, culminating in the man's conviction and state…

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  • I, Daniel Blake

    I, Daniel Blake

    ★★★★★

    St Helens Disability Advice and Welfare Network, St Helens Jobcentre, Ashton-In-Makerfield Jobcentre, Huyton Jobcentre, Apex Charitable Trust, Shaw Trust St Helens, Starting Point St Helens.

    Just some of the places I've worked at that involve helping people into work, getting people 'job ready' or dealing with people's benefit claims.

    Jobseekers allowance, Incapacity benefit, Employment and Support allowance, Carers allowance.

    Just some of the benefits I've claimed since (and between) those jobs.

    I've ran jobclubs, CV making courses and jobmatch programmes,…

  • High-Rise

    High-Rise

    ★★★★★

    It's quite ironic that Elizabeth Moss understands High-Rise enough to take a role in it, yet fails to see the comparison with the 'faith' she belongs to; Scientology. Think about it, the fantastical vision of one prejudiced, difficult man that capitalises on the ambitions, aspirations and elitist yearnings of the public who immerse themselves so deeply into his dream that they fail to see how much the rot has set in. Genuinely, think about it, because she clearly didn't.

    Anyway....…