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Indie films are in trouble, Ken Loach tells Critics’ Circle

By Ray Bennett British independent filmmaker Ken Loach says that independent film is under attack. The director, whose 2006 film “The Wind That Shakes the Barley” won the Palme d’Or at the Festival de Cannes, was presented on Thursday with … Continue reading

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CANNES FILM REVIEW: Ken Loach’s ‘Looking for Eric’

By Ray Bennett CANNES – The term “crowd-pleaser” is not often attached to the work of Ken Loach, the British Palme d’Or-winning director of films of social realism, but his latest Festival de Cannes Competition entry, “Looking for Eric,” is … Continue reading

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VENICE FILM REVIEW: Ken Loach’s ‘It’s a Free World’

By Ray Bennett VENICE – Few countries have a handle on matters of immigration, but a combination of free market profit-seeking and nanny-state regulations has resulted in a singular mess in Great Britain, as Ken Loach illustrates in his tough-minded slice-of-life picture … Continue reading

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Loach’s ‘Wind That Shakes the Barley’ takes New York

By Ray Bennett Fancy that, Ken Loach’s Palme d’Or-winning “The Wind That Shakes the Barley,” a drama about the Irish troubles set in the 1920s, opens in New York just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. The New York Times … Continue reading

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