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  • A Taste of Honey

    A Taste of Honey

    ★★★★

    Made in 1961, A Taste of Honey tells the story of a working class Salford schoolgirl who meets, falls in love with, and falls pregnant to, a black British sailor. When he later leaves her, she plans to raise the child with her gay best friend. This was rightly called 'kitchen sink realism' at the time.

    If made today in 2020, sneering half-witted cunts would call it 'woke'.

    And they call it progress? You can keep it. Shelagh, take a bow.

  • Richard III

    Richard III

    ★★★★

    Interesting to watch this fictional tale of a fascist, dictatorial United Kingdom now that I find I am actually living in the real thing.

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  • Work Is a 4-Letter Word

    Work Is a 4-Letter Word

    ★½

    "'Work Is A Four Letter Word' I hated. That was the last straw, really. I didn't form a group to perform Cilla Black songs. That was it, really. I made a decision that I was going to get away on holiday. The only place I could think of was L.A. L.A. was the only place I knew where there'd be sunshine, so off I went. I never saw Morrissey again"

    ~ Johnny Marr, 1992.

    So not only is it a…

  • It Always Rains on Sunday

    It Always Rains on Sunday

    ★★★★

    *checks weather report*
    *checks calendar*
    *recheck title of film*
    Hmm, someone is lying to me here...

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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,…

  • Peterloo

    Peterloo

    ★★★★★

    I find it amusing that people are trying to suggest that, because he followed Mr Turner up with this, Mike Leigh is currently on a historical trend. If you think that Peterloo is something that belongs to the past, then you're living in cloud cuckoo land.

    The Peterloo Massacre of 16th August, 1819, may have occurred almost two hundred years ago now, but the event itself is still fresh in the memory. Why? Because we've seen it so many times…