MOVIE REVIEW | “23 Walks” is one of THE YEAR’S BEST

Starring Dave Johns and Alison Steadman Directed by Paul Morrison Writer-director Paul Morrison has fashioned an endearingly sweet later-in-life romance fable that follows two senior citizens who first meet walking their dogs and then, over the course of several seasons, deal with the joys, pittfalls and pains of what it means to start a relationship at any age, never mind in the autumn of the ... more >


Loach comes back to Cannes with “I, Daniel Blake”

Powerful drama highlights England's social ills
Natalie Ann Jamieson, Colin Coombs and Dave Johns
Directed by Ken Loach

CANNES, France - Like Woody Allen Ken Loach is a Cannes-minted director, a filmmaker whose films premiere in Cannes almost exclusively. Unlike Allen, however, Loach creates consequential human dramas. In a Loach film, society’s ills play a character, Loach often training his camera on society’s invisible links, the poor, the disabled, the unemployed, people who, under the pressure of necessity, ... more >