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  • Reality Bites

    Reality Bites

    ★★★½

    "It was never meatloaf"

    Ah the '90s...when Ben Stiller was somehow relevant. It's funny coming to a zeitgeist movie twenty four years after that ship has sailed. It's weird to think I was younger than these characters when the film came out and now I'm effectively fifteen years older than them. I can't help but be a little alienated by their attitudes.

    I mean, I get Troy was cool....in 1994. On reflection now he's as much of a douche (US…

  • Joe Lycett: That's The Way, A-Ha, A-Ha, Joe Lycett

    Joe Lycett: That's The Way, A-Ha, A-Ha, Joe Lycett

    ★★½

    On Taskmaster, Joe Lycett raised a few chuckles and seemed likeable. On seeing his stand up, my opinion hasn't really changed all that much. I don't love his stuff, but I certainly don't hate it either. He's just alright by me.

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  • Berberian Sound Studio

    Berberian Sound Studio

    ★★★★½

    My word.

    What an amazing film.

    Firstly if you're a nerd for the aesthetics of film, you'll love it. The 70s setting, the Giallo references are all perfect that you don't think of it as a present day film set in the 70s, this could be a lost forgotten 70s film.

    Secondly, if you're a nerd for the mechanics of film, the technology, you'll REALLY love it.

    I belong in the former camp really but this film has really given…

  • 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,…