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  • Black Mirror: Hated in the Nation

    Black Mirror: Hated in the Nation

    ★★★

    "The government's a cunt"

    Amen to that.

    Charlie Brooker seems to cast all the actresses I fancy and/or admire; to name but a few there's been Jessica Brown Findlay, Kerrie Hayes, Jodie Whittaker, Bryce Dallas Howard, Georgina Campbell, Mackenzie Davis, Andrea Riseborough and Maxine Peake, and now in this ep alone we have Kelly Macdonald, Faye Marsay, Holli Dempsey and Elizabeth Berrington. Blimey!

    Brooker's love of Scandi- Noir shines through here in a very ambitious Black Mirror instalment that mixes…

  • Grimsby

    Grimsby

    ★★½

    Being humour based purely on shock, this really doesn't stand up to rewatches I'm afraid. Knocking my initial rating down from three to two and a half

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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,…