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  • Disco

    Disco

    ★★★

    This sweet 2010 short from Luke Snellin is a follow up to his similarly themed, similarly sweet Mixtape from the previous year, also starring Bill Milner.

    This time around, it's 1997 and the year 9's school disco. Will Danny be able to pluck up the courage to tell Pippa how he feels?

    This is a lovely little nostalgia piece for anyone who was in their teens in the 1990s, like me. Be still my beating Britpop and fiercely northern heart…

  • Face To Face With Armageddon

    Face To Face With Armageddon

    ★★★

    In her latest documentary, Stacey Dooley enters Weird Weekends territory by paying a visit to some of America's prepper communities - those survivalists who are stockpiling and preparing themselves for nuclear armageddon.

    One such community is a family, made up of three generations, who have mostly isolated themselves from mainstream society for the past decade. As she approaches their compound in the heart of Colorado's Rockies, she remarks upon how it feels like "we're moving further and further away from…

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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,…

  • Easy A

    Easy A

    ★★★★

    First off, I hate the way Americans can't pronounce twat. It's not 'twot'. It's not 'twart' (unless you're quoting Lee and Herring of course; 'Cheg on! You am a twaaart!') It's twat as in cat. You twats.

    "John Hughes did not direct my life"

    It's ironic Emma Stone's Olive laments this at one stage here because the spirit of John Hughes is strong in this delightful teen comedy. It's a spirit that is certainly referenced in various musical and visual…