I, Daniel Blake – A Quick Capsule Review

I, Daniel Blake – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

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

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Author: Phil Hobden

Blog: Frank- A Quick Capsule Review

Blog: Frank- A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
What can you say about Frank other that… WFT? Yup Frank is one of those movies that is almost impossible to review.  Whimsical like a Wes Anderson film, with a bit of modern day Angel Share Ken Loach, a dash of Spinal Tap and Fassbender delivering one of his best ever performances even though you can’t see him for the bulk of the film… Frank is truly an original.  And it’s also funny, charming and well worth a watch. with excellent support from Gleeson, McNairy and Gyllenhaal. But make sure you are in the right mood because if your not then this could be a hard slog.

Best Bit: Fassbender delivers a masterclass

Buy, Rent, Stream, Borrow: Rent

If You Liked this Try: Grand Budapest Hotel, The Angel’s Share, This Life Aquatic

 

Author: Phil Hobden