THE WORKING CLASS GOES TO HEAVEN: Movie Reviews of I, Daniel Blake, Paterson and Neruda by Howard CasnerPosted: December 3, 2016 | Author: Donald | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Adam Driver, Daniel Blake, Dave Johns, Gael Garcia Bernal, Golshifteh Farahani, Guillermo Calderon, Haley Squires, I, Jim Jarmusch, Ken Loach, Luis Gnecco, Neruda, Pablo Larrain, Patterson, paul Laverty | Leave a comment »
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Critics, at least those in the U.S., have at times complained about the dearth of movies that focus on the life of ordinary, often blue collar, workers. It’s not that it never happens. We’ve had our On the Waterfronts and Blue Collars.
But still, it feels that the lunchbox is more than a bit bare.
Great Britain has fared better, especially since the emergence of the angry young man stories and kitchen sink dramas in the 1950’s and ‘60’s.
British director Ken Loach has even made it his focus to create films about those on the lower rungs of society, especially their struggles to get by. He might even be called the cinematic poet of the working class. Read the rest of this entry »
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