Articles tagged mike leigh

‘Mr. Turner’ Is a Film as a Canvas

Mr. Turner, the biopic of the famous painter J.M.W. Turner, speaks to the inherent difficulties of navigating the art world.

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London Film Festival 2014 Day 8: ‘Mr. Turner’

We conclude our coverage of this year’s London Film Festival with Mike Leigh’s long-anticipated biopic of J.M.W. Turner: a languorous, immersive, richly detailed work that surpasses expectations.

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The 100 Essential Directors Part 5: Derek Jarman to Mike Leigh

Mid-way through our series, Day 5 is a glorious mishmash of international auteurist cinema. Today we go from saints and sinners, from Brookyln to Britain, from the beginning of time to the Dystopian future, and around the world and beyond.

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Plenty of Sadness, Plenty of Joy in ‘Another Year’

Tom and Gerri's charming, understated relationship sets the foundation for the social framework of the entire group.

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Straight No Chaser: “Another Year’s” Arch Melancholia

We present an exclusive round table interview with Another Year director Mike Leigh and actors Jim Broadbent, Lesley Manville and Ruth Sheen, getting a crash course in the intricacies of the patented Mike Leigh filmmaking process from the maestro and his players.

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Mike Leigh and His Affinity for Writing Brilliant Female Characters

The director of Happy-Go-Lucky tells PopMatters: “…Each of us is the center of his or her universe. Everybody is as valid as everybody else.”

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Leigh’s Artistry Accents this ‘Happy-Go-Lucky’ Lark

Poppy is what you would call “self-contained”. She exists within her own unique little universe, content to be a free thinking, free spirited 30 year old

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No Girl So Sweet and ‘Happy-Go-Lucky’

At first fearing a British Amelie, Mike Leigh’s Happy-Go-Lucky surprisingly became Mazur’s favorite film of 2008.

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Sally Hawkins was in denial as Mike Leigh’s ‘Happy-Go-Lucky’ lead

NEW YORK - “I suppose I’m quite smiley,” says Sally Hawkins, emitting a little laugh, as if to prove the point. Although not quite

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9 Oct 2008 // 10:59 PM

Irrational Exuberance

Watching Mike Leigh’s sublimely fresh Happy-Go-Lucky, you could be forgiven for wondering what the rest of humanity is so depressed about, anyway.

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Katrin Cartlidge: The Working Actress

Whether it was through silence, grotesquerie, fury or intelligence (or, at times, lack of intelligence), Cartlidge was not afraid to upturn the dark corners of the women she portrayed.

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30 Nov 2005 // 1:00 AM

Naked (1993)

A hard movie, in the sense that it's difficult and also harsh, Naked is unsettling, often extremely funny and sometimes bizarrely brilliant.

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22 Oct 2004 // 1:00 AM

Vera Drake (2004)

The war has disturbed all of their lives intensely, and if they don't quite have the words to express their trauma, they do have a sense of shared experience.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Topsy Turvy (1999)

British director Mike Leigh has turned out a string of critically lauded short and feature length films, as well as a number of television films

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Double Take: The African Queen (1951)

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"What a time they had, Charlie and Rosie. They'll never lack for stories to tell their grandchildren. And what a time we had at Double Take discussing the spiritual and romantic journey of the African Queen.

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