Ken Loach

Liberal Democrats Told To Halt Changes To Legal Aid By Raft Of Celebrities And Campaigners

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.11.2013 | UK

Actress Emma Thompson, political scholar Noam Chomsky and the mother of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence, Baroness Doreen Lawrence, have thrown thei...

Film Meets 500 Years of British Art

Jane Burton | Posted 26.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jane Burton

Three great British directors Christopher Nolan, Mike Leigh and Ken Loach explore the relationship between filmmaking and painting for Tate's new video series. Find out which artist inspired The Joker's smeared make-up in The Dark Knight, how Turner's sketches are being brought to the big screen, and what the camera can learn from Hogarth...

Ken Loach Discusses His Hopes for Left Unity

Salman Shaheen | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics
Salman Shaheen

Ken Loach is helping to found new political party Left Unity in answer to the political vacuum that has existed in Britain for decades. Left Unity has attracted a lot of support over the last year... however a common criticism of Left Unity comes from people who agree with its principles, but argue that the most urgent task is kicking the Tories out and that it is unwise to split the left vote.

Left Unity Will Fight for the Poor If Labour Won't

Salman Shaheen | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Salman Shaheen

We need a party that will stand by trade unions, not cut them adrift as they face yet another damaging setback for workers' rights at Grangemouth. We need a socialist party, a party that will fight as vigorously to defend the rights of the oppressed as the Tories do to defend the pockets of the privileged. Labour used to be these things, but no more.

DVD Reviews - Good Vibrations and The Angel's Share

Clive Botting | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Clive Botting

What can you say about 'Good Vibrations' ? You need to see it and it will embrace you with a frenetic passion that defied the surrounding madness of The Troubles.

Thatcher at the Movies

Frank Mannion | Posted 17.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Frank Mannion

Even if Thatcher did not seem to understand the importance of cinema in British society, she certainly inspired a new breed of film directors - Ken Loach, Stephen Frears, Peter Greenaway, Neil Jordan and Mike Leigh created some of their best work in the eighties. Looking back now, it could be argued that the Thatcher period was the golden age of British film.

Ken Loach Reminds Us What the Labour Party Used to Be and What It Isn't Today

John Wight | Posted 16.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
John Wight

Ken Loach provides us with a timely reminder of a period in history when the needs and hopes of the British working class were the guiding light of government policy, resulting in the radical transformation of society and an economic recovery the like of which is desperately needed today.

Film Review: The Spirit of '45

Jack Pelling | Posted 12.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jack Pelling

It may come across as a little idealistic, but The Spirit of '45 shows that, with determination, empathy and generosity, something positive can be created out of the rubble.

Would You Join the Ken Loach Movement for Progressives?

Jonny Mulligan | Posted 01.05.2013 | UK Politics
Jonny Mulligan

The left has moved so far to the centre we have three parties of professional politicians who have little emotional or intellectual connection with the electorate. The electorate have very few options.

Jessica Elgot

'We Had No Idea How Massive This Would Be' (PICTURES)

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 07.02.2013 | UK

It remains the biggest demonstration in British history, hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets of London on February 15 to oppose Britai...

Terence Stamp: Calm in the Eye of the Storm

Jason Holmes | Posted 03.10.2012 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

Stamp's path through life could have been very different. For an East End lad growing up in post-war London, acting was not on the cards. "I left the East End quite early in terms of other kids my age. My mother made a terrible fuss, but my dad didn't mind at all. But if I was going to try acting, I couldn't have done it had I stayed at home."

TRAILER: Drinking Responsibly In The Angels' Share

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 30.04.2012 | UK Entertainment

The Angels’ Share is the latest film to hit the big screen from director Ken Loach. Loach has teamed up with screenwriter Paul Laverty, Roger Al...

A very reasonable interview with Ken Loach

Ross Jones-Morris | Posted 17.12.2011 | UK Entertainment
Ross Jones-Morris

Mild mannered and entirely unassuming, Ken Loach brings to mind one of the kindly, more elderly teachers that one inevitably comes across at school. ...