Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
I, Daniel Blake is a tough watch. Whilst it shows there is hope in the actions of others, it’s over arching presentation of a society so consumed by technology and so lacking in a human touch, you cant help but leave reflecting how life is so hard for some in life today. It’s powerful stuff. That said it’s not without heart and laughs but the bleakness hits home from the start. If it has a problem it’s that it’s story beats are predictable but the film is so well played you forgive it for them.
Best Bit: The performances
Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream
If You Liked this Try: The Angels Share, The Wind That Shakes The Barley, Kess
Author: Phil Hobden