Rediscover: Meantime
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Rediscover: Meantime

Meantime may very well be the template for many of Leigh’s most beloved, subsequent works.

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Holy Hell! Secrets & Lies Turns 20
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Holy Hell! Secrets & Lies Turns 20

Revisit: All or Nothing
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Revisit: All or Nothing

Cinematic realism can emerge from any number of wildly different approaches, and Mike Leigh's realism…

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Best 20 Biopics of the Last 20 Years
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Best 20 Biopics of the Last 20 Years

Let’s face it, most biopics suck. They are the quintessential zombie movie, famous actors of…

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Mr. Turner
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Mr. Turner

Timothy Spall’s J.M.W. Turner is a man of humble tastes, few words and many sounds,…

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Five Years Later: The Best Films of 2008!!
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Five Years Later: The Best Films of 2008!!

Revisit: Life is Sweet
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Revisit: Life is Sweet

There is a common misconception that Mike Leigh’s films are improvised. It is true that…

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Revisit: Topsy-Turvy/The Mikado
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Revisit: Topsy-Turvy/The Mikado

Revisit: Topsy-Turvy/The Mikado Dir: Mike Leigh/Victor Schertzinger 1999/1939 Revisit is a series of reviews highlighting…

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Another Year
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Another Year

Another Year Dir: Mike Leigh Rating: 3.7/5.0 Sony Pictures Classics 129 Minutes Another Year is…

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Happy-Go-Lucky
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Happy-Go-Lucky

Happy-Go-Lucky Dir: Mike Leigh Rating: 2.0 Miramax Films 118 Minutes “Insufferable,” my roommate said as…

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