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Cannes: 'Jimmy's Hall' a Fitting Swansong but Ken Loach Isn't Done Yet

If "Jimmy's Hall" was to be Ken Loach's final narrative feature, as he suggested a few months ago, the activist-minded British filmmaker could go out with his chin held high.
  • By Matt Mueller
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  • May 22, 2014 7:28 PM
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Will 'Jimmy's Hall' Be Ken Loach's Last? Sony Snags the Film Ahead of Cannes Premiere

Brit director and master of kitchen sink realism Ken Loach is a Cannes Competition mainstay. Sony has just acquired his latest film "Jimmy's Hall" ahead of its Croisette premiere. But will it be his last?
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • May 20, 2014 5:21 PM
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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, was instructive: it was Thatcherite policies that created the very socioeconomic conditions that Loach and screenwriter Paul Laverty--a long-time collaborator of the English-born director--set out to highlight in their film.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • April 16, 2013 11:19 AM
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