Den Of Geek films of the year: I, Daniel Blake

Andrew Blair Dec 22, 2016

Ken Loach's unforgettable I, Daniel Blake heads into our favourite ten films of the year countdown...

As is tradition at this time of the year, our writers have been voting for their favourite movies. And at number nine in 2016's list? It's I, Daniel Blake...

9. I, Daniel Blake

This article contains spoilers.

I, Daniel Blake is a film where the title character attempts to claim sickness benefit from the state while he recovers from a heart attack. It is a simple film, unadorned by concerns such as CGI or contiguity within its brand. It was filmed on location in and around Newcastle. It’s furious, urgent and very much about now.

It is also a devastating movie, coming across like a variant of Brazil shorn of the fantastical. Dave Johns (previously seen as ‘Cheesy’ Alan Supple on Time Gentlemen Please and God on Harry Hill) plays the title character,
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