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Friday, May 23 2014

‘The Selfish Giant’ Is Oscar Wilde Re-Imagined

Clio Barnard's vision of the terrenely paradise described by Oscar Wilde has less to do with romanticism and everything to do with escapism.


Thursday, May 5 2011

‘Kes’: The Bird Appropriate to the Common Man

A phrase attributed to Truman Capote might well be applied to Billy Casper and his kestrel, as well: The world is not kind to little things.


Tuesday, September 18 2007

September 11

The shorts in this international, 9/11-inspired collection range from masterpieces to messes.


Monday, September 10 2007

The Wind That Shakes the Barley

Ken Loach’s controversial Palm d’Or winner is a work of supreme ambivalence.


Friday, March 16 2007

The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006)

Ken Loach's Cannes Palme d'Or-winning film uses a familiar narrative form, it does so in a way that leaves the form itself in doubt, heroizing no one, offering no resolution.


Friday, December 17 2004

A Fond Kiss (2003)

At the end of A Fond Kiss, Ken Loach's latest film, we are left with a lingering anxiety about the viability of interracial relationships.


Sunday, January 1 1995

Bread and Roses (2000)

Using a Mexican immigrant to talk about class in America, director Ken Loach explores the ways that race and ethnicity are intricately bound to questions of empowerment and wealth.


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