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I, Daniel Blake
21 hours ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Ken Loach's last year Palme d'Or winner, about the tragic ramifications of austerity, both personal and political. On one level, it is a polemical indictment of a faceless benefits bureaucracy that strips claimants of their humanity by reducing them to mere numbers. On another, it is a celebration of the decency and kinship of extraordinary people who look out for each other when the state abandons its duty of care. It is a masterclass in the kind of realist drama that, along with only a few others, Ken Loach has fathered, and become synonymous with.

Queen of Katwe
6 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

A rags-to-riches tale of Phiona (Madina Nalwanga) living in the slum of Katwe in Kampala, Uganda, going through hurdles to become chess champion will leave you with a lump in your throat.

The Red Turtle (La tortue rouge)
11 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Open to an unusual bright and rosy red Studio Ghibli logo, rather than the customary spring-sky blue- signalling the film is not part of the Ghibli canon, but a co-production. La Tortue Rouge (??????? ??????) is a 2016 animated fantasy film directed by Dutch-British animator Michaël Dudok de Wit in his feature film debut. The film is a co-production between Wild Bunch and Studio Ghibli.

It begins, elegantly but straightforwardly, as the tale of a lone castaway surviving on a desert island after being tossed in mountainous waves. As the film progresses, his story blooms into something more mysterious and meditative - and though there isn't a single word of dialogue in the film's 80-minute running time, the big questions it asks, about ambition, acceptance and the beauty of companionship, ring loud in every heart-melting frame.

La Tortue Rouge is co-wrote by Dudok de Wit and French filmmaker Pascale Ferran - has a sense of adventurously links to isolation and freedom. Yet the visual on the island itself have a recognisable Ghibli flavour - and that studio's co-founder, Isao Takahata, director of Grave of the Fireflies and The Tale of the Princess Kaguya, served as The Red Turtle's artistic producer.

Allied
Allied (2016)
14 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

Romance package in a world war II spy that fail to ignite even a glimmer of a spark.

Café Society
Café Society (2016)
17 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart give excellent performances in the 1930s, as a young Bronx native moves to Hollywood where he falls in love with the secretary of his powerful uncle, an agent to the stars. After returning to New York, he is swept up in the vibrant world of high society nightclub life. Cafe Society see Woody Allen pays tribute to golden-age Hollywood while the closing moments which conjure something unexpectedly melancholy and shrewdly judged. It has entertainment and charm.