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    Watch: First Trailer, Images & 10 Minute Behind-The-Scenes Look For Ken Loach's Final Film 'Jimmy's Hall'

    For over four decades, British auteur Ken Loach has been carving out his place in cinema history, starting with "Kes" in 1969. In 2006 he took home a Palme d'Or at Cannes for "The Wind That Shakes The Barley," a highlight in a career that has seen him loaded with honors from around the world. Last ...

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    10 Notable Filmmakers Who Work In Both Documentary & Fiction

    Truth may or may not be stranger than fiction, but both impulses certainly exert a powerful pull on the filmmaking instinct. With so many established narrative directors over the years turning their hand to documentaries, whether it’s “making of,” band documentaries, or passion projects that they us...

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    Pixar Comes To The Rescue Of Ken Loach's New Film

    Last week we were given the unique opportunity to visit Pixar Animation Studios in Marin County, California. The sprawling studio has the airy look and feel of a college campus (while we were eating lunch an impromptu soccer game broke out on the green patch of grass in between buildings) and a simi...

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    Ken Loach Likely To Retire From Feature Filmmaking After Completing Latest Film 'Jimmy's Hall'

    There are few certainties in this world for a movie fan, but there are a few things you can normally cling to. You can be sure that every year will bring a new Woody Allen, which someone somewhere will herald as a 'return to form.' You can be sure that when the cast and crew of a sequel diss a film...

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    David Slade, Jim Sheridan, Ken Loach & More Line Up New Projects

    From serious historical dramas to light Vince Vaughn comedies, we have an abundance of director news to share with you for your reading pleasure…

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    Review: Urban Poverty and Youthful Pluck Coexist in Ken Loach's 'The Angels' Share'

    Just four days after the death of Margaret Thatcher, the divisive British prime minister who transformed the United Kingdom during the 1980s, Ken Loach's new film "The Angels' Share" opened last Friday at the the IFC Center in Manhattan's West Village. The timing, although of course coincidental, wa...

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    Review: Ken Loach's 'The Angels' Share' Is Slight, Sitcom-y & Suspense-Free

    The working class are a little funny in “The Angels’ Share,” English director Ken Loach’s new bluecollar comedy. “The Angels’ Share” is Loach’s (“Kes”) premiered at Cannes last year after his “The Wind That Shakes the Barley” won the 2006 Palme d’Or and both "Route Irish" and "Looking for Eric" play...

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    Trailer of the Week: Ken Loach's 'The Angels' Share' Looks to Be His Biggest Hit Since 'Wind That Shakes the Barley'

    Before We Saw the Trailer, We Thought: Since taking the Palme d'Or at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival with his Irish War drama (and biggest box office hit yet) "The Wind That Shakes the Barley," Scottish director Ken Loach has premiered four films in just six short years. While most have been relative...

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    Berlin Review: Ken Loach's 'The Spirit Of 45' An Effective But Conservatively Presented Doc About Radical Social Change

    British filmmaker Ken Loach has never been one to hide his politics. In fact the throughline to his long, exemplary career, whether on TV or in theaters, whether documentary or narrative, whether small-scale domestic drama (“Sweet Sixteen,” “Kes,” “Ladybird, Ladybird”) or sweeping historical epic (“...

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    5 Surprising & Controversial Cannes Film Festival Winners From Years Gone By

    As much as people have quibbles with (much more democratically voted on) awards like the Oscars, the decisions by juries at film festivals tend to be even more contentious. Usually drawn from practitioners, actors, with a few other curious participants in there as well, jurors often come in with the...

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