I, Daniel Blake

One of my films of the year. Up there with the best of them. Loach deliver in what arguably one of the best films of his career. We follow Daniel and his young friend Katie as they do 'battle' with the state and are faced with the various hurdles and injustices of the welfare system. What should have been a simple benefit claim for Daniel turn into a much bigger 'essay' on a system that is punishing our most vulnerable because they disadvantaged and poor. The essence of the film lay in its unpreached human emotion. Loach get some excellent performances out of his diverse (and inexperienced) cast and; once again demonstrate why he has a worthy place among the greats of British cinema.