My Name is Joe (#91)

The trek continues with Brendan and Jason talking about Ken Loach’s 1998 release about class differences and, more specifically, addiction with My Name is Joe. The guys connect this film to similar techniques found in the work of Mike Leigh and Robert Altman, they discuss the thick Scottish accents, they question the existence of welfare spies, they address the criticism of Ken Loach’s dialogue sounding like his own politics coming out of a character’s mouth whether it fits the narrative or not and much more.

The guys also roll the dice to find out what they’ll be watching next week. Join us, won’t you?

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My Name is Joe stars Peter Mullan, Louise Goodall, Gary Lewis, David McKay, Lorraine McIntosh, Anne-Marie Kennedy and David Hayman; directed by Ken Loach.



Is It Streaming?

USA: available to rent

Canada: N/A

UK: Brit Box

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