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  • Enduring Love

    Enduring Love

    ★★★★

    I'm currently in the mood for mining my extensive DVD collection and revisiting films I haven't seen in ages. Today's choice was Enduring Love.

    I remember being quite impressed by Enduring Love when it came out. I thought those opening minutes depicting the freak ballooning accident were real heart in mouth stuff, but that the rest of the film was essentially just a gentle, subtle and altogether more British approach to the standard yuppies-in-peril psychological thriller that Hollywood had been…

  • Burst

    Burst

    ★★

    Slight, inconsequential in-jokey fluff filmed on the set of Roger Michell's Enduring Love (the link being balloons). Featuring many from that feature's cast and crew, each discussing in glowing terms to camera, the fictional actor Maxwell McCourtney (Barrie McCulloch).

    Of the central Enduring Love cast, Bill Nighy gives a wonderfully Nighy-esque opinion, Daniel Craig is caught arguing with his agent on his phone, Rhys Ifans applauds the Scottish McCourtney for keeping his Celtic roots in a deeply RP accent before…

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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

    ★★★★½

    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,…