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    Cannes Review: Ken Loach’s Twee And Tweedy ‘Jimmy’s Hall’

    It was announced here in Cannes that Ken Loach, who had long mooted this year’s Competition entry “Jimmy’s Hall” as his last film, had at least partially relented (possibly in the face of the general rending of clothes and gnashing of teeth that greeted the suggestion here: Cannes loves Ken), and is...

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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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    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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    Ken Loach Goes With The Strong Stuff For Next Film 'The Angel's Share'

    In his mid-70s, with a decades-spanning career behind him, director Ken Loach continues to be a strong cinematic voice. His last few films "The Wind That Shakes the Barley," "Looking for Eric" and "Route Irish" commanded solid critical notices and found the helmer's talents still firing on all front...

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    Watch: Trailer For Ken Loach's Iraq War Drama 'Route Irish'

    For one of the most explicitly political filmmakers working today, it's surprising that it's taken Ken Loach so long to directly address the conflict in Iraq. He may have discussed 9/11 in his segment of the portmanteau film "11'09''01," and there are parallels to be found in his more recent work, l...

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