Articles tagged sally hawkins

‘Made in Dagenham’s Message Is Served With a Dollop of Sugar and Zest

The film is so big-hearted and amiable its simplifications and liberties become almost welcome, a sort of idealized world where injustices are resolved easily with optimistic pluck.

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Politicking with ‘Made in Dagenham’‘s Miranda Richardson

Miranda Richardson discusses this season's premiere feminism-themed film about the real-life strike at the UK Ford plant that challenged and changed British laws on equal pay. Just how far have we come since 1968 in the fight for gender equality in the workplace?

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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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The New Classics - The 30 Best Films of 2008

Unlike previous years, where classics came crawling out of the celluloid woodwork with regular reckless abandon, 2008 was more calm… and considered. That's not to say that choosing 30 top titles was hard. The difficulty in placing them in some manner of rank order suggests the actual depth of quality involved.

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Tough and Tender - The Top 20 Female Performances of 2008

Twenty talented ladies, 20 performances worthy of multiple little gold men. Unfortunately, as in all years, someone has to come out on top. But after looking over this impressive list, picking the preeminent turn of 2008 seems almost impossible.

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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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Talk, Talk, Talk: October 2008

What studio suit thought this was a good idea? With four months to schedule your high priced efforts, you instead unload almost 30 overpriced pictures on an unsuspecting movie audience.

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31 Jan 2008 // 5:49 AM

Scottish actor Ewan McGregor is in big demand

Ewan McGregor’s been busy. He’s got a handful of films coming out, starting with Woody Allen’s latest, “Cassandra’s Dream,” starring McGregor

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18 Jan 2008 // 2:00 AM

Cassandra’s Dream

The first few minutes of Woody Allen's Cassandra's Dream are not bad.

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14 Jan 2008 // 2:38 AM

Colin Farrell plays against type in new Woody Allen movie

For an actor of just 31, Colin Farrell has squeezed an awful lot of “bad boy” into his brief career. Two-fisted movie roles in films such

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4 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

Layer Cake (2004)

Daniel Craig ensures that you see XXXX's mind wheels turning as he confronts each new impasse.

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28 May 2005 // 1:00 AM

Layer Cake (2004)

The hero of Layer Cake has no name. This matters less than you might think.

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Anderson East Ignites a Fire at Mercury Lounge

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"Hot off the release of his album Delilah Anderson East's performance was full of vim and vigor.

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