Mike Leigh
Features // 6 Articles
Columns // 3 Articles
Reviews // 12 Articles
Blogs // 2 Articles
News // 1 Articles

The Best Films of 2014
29 Dec 2014 // 9:06 PM

Spanning a Truffaut-indebted magnum opus to a comeback vehicle for Michael Keaton, this collection of films is an eclectic representation of 2014's best.

The 100 Essential Directors Part 5: Derek Jarman to Mike Leigh
14 Aug 2011 // 5:00 PM

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.


No Girl So Sweet and ‘Happy-Go-Lucky’
25 Jan 2009 // 3:00 PM

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

Irrational Exuberance
9 Oct 2008 // 5:59 PM

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.


Family Flavours in Mike Leigh's 'Life is Sweet'
17 Oct 2017 // 11:00 PM

Family, friends, and food form the focus of Leigh’s broad but funny, relatable and affectionate 1990 film, which here receives a welcome Blu-ray and DVD re-release from BFI.

'Mr. Turner' Is a Film as a Canvas
12 May 2015 // 9:10 PM

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


London Film Festival 2014 Day 8: 'Mr. Turner'
20 Oct 2014 // 6:00 AM

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.

Leigh's Artistry Accents this 'Happy-Go-Lucky' Lark
29 Jan 2009 // 4:30 PM

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


Why there will never be another Mike Leigh
21 May 2010 // 4:11 AM

CANNES, France — "I always have a problem giving films titles," Mike Leigh says, thinking about it. "That comes last, and this film was a real

//Mixed media

NYFF 2017: 'Mudbound'

// Notes from the Road

"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.

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