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Mark Cunliffe πŸ‡΅πŸ‡Έ

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Favorite films

  • Rita, Sue and Bob Too
  • Life Is Sweet
  • Kes
  • Withnail & I

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  • Catch Us If You Can

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  • White Heat

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  • The Last Window Cleaner

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  • No Stone Unturned

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  • Catch Us If You Can

    Catch Us If You Can

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    On today's Pop Screen Graham and I chat about this 1965 Dave Clark Five vehicle from a young John Boorman.

    Listen to it here.

    This really is a film that absolutely exceeded my expectations. A truly pleasant surprise... And I promise you, I haven't been paid by Ian Meat to say this.

  • Jubilee

    Jubilee

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    Back in March I sat down with m'colleague Graham Williamson to chat all things Jubilee for an edition of Pop Screen, which you can now listen to here.

    Unfortunately events rather eclipsed us in one respect and so a small part of our chat had to be excised. But if you are a Patreon you can hear me leading Graham astray in a cheeky upload of the outtake. A bit of controversy? It seems only fitting for Jubilee!

    See previous review here.

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  • Coldwar Steve Meets the Outside World

    Coldwar Steve Meets the Outside World

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    Earlier this evening, Cold War Steve posted a new artwork depicting the RNLI coming to the rescue of Nigel Farage and Darren 'crafty wank' Grimes, clinging to a slowly sinking tin of gammon.

    One of the comments, from a man called Rod Hiscock, vociferously proclaimed that this latest piece was a step too far to the left. That's where we are in Britain now, there are some people who condemn the RNLI for its commitment to rescuing refugees in the…

  • White Heat

    White Heat

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    I've watched this four times now since its first broadcast on BBC2 back in 2012 (almost ten years ago already?!) and it still absolutely gets me.

    Great cast, great writing from Paula Milne. Great direction and production.

    The score by Adrian Johnston is beautiful too.

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  • I, Daniel Blake

    I, Daniel Blake

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    St Helens Disability Advice and Welfare Network, St Helens Jobcentre, Ashton-In-Makerfield Jobcentre, Huyton Jobcentre, Apex Charitable Trust, Shaw Trust St Helens, Starting Point St Helens.

    Just some of the places I've worked at that involve helping people into work, getting people 'job ready' or dealing with people's benefit claims.

    Jobseekers allowance, Incapacity benefit, Employment and Support allowance, Carers allowance.

    Just some of the benefits I've claimed since (and between) those jobs.

    I've ran jobclubs, CV making courses and jobmatch programmes,…

  • Elephant

    Elephant

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    40 minutes.

    18 killings.

    3 lines of dialogue.

    No structure, seemingly.

    No rhyme or reason, seemingly.

    Just the elephant in the room.

    A brutal uncompromising look at Sectarian assassination that dramatises genuine events and forces you to consider the Troubles in a way that acres of news coverage cannot. Just what is your gut reaction at the end of it? Does the endless cadence of footfall and gunfire go some way to desensitise you or does it make you realise…