May 15th, 20141010While it's true that Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel is also an early contender for film awards, Mike Leigh's lavish epic about Britain's greatest painter is very likely a film to keep an eye on for end of the year voting -- if it can last that long. Though it's hardly a crowd-pleaser in any respect -- if you put Argo on one side...
May 15th, 20141414“Color is my daylong obsession, joy, and torment.”
― Claude Monet
With Mike Leigh’s Mr. Turner, a perfect union of film biographer and subject has landed at Cannes. In his film about J.M.W. Turner, an English Romantic painter of landscapes who caught the subtle shimmer of light on water in ways the world had never seen, the...
October 5th, 201015
New York Film Festival impressions by
Attending fim festivals, at dinner parties, in bars, or wherever I might be hanging out with fellow cinephiles, the question "What is your favorite movie" inevitably enters the conversation. I always begin the answer with the Mike Leigh film "Secrets & Lies...but in a 5 way...
On one of our many walks about town, where people know and approach Jeff Wells of Hollywood-Elsewhere, we bumped into the one and only Owen Gleiberman of EW. He kind of talked a bit about Mike...AWARDS CHATTER
Two films screened this morning on Cannes. One is absolutely great, and the other is okay, but not anything truly exceptional. Mike Leigh‚Äôs wonderful Another Year is the strongest film...AWARDS CHATTER
Sasha will have her review for us shortly, but in the meantime here are 3 clips from Another Year, Mike Leigh's Cannes entry following a London couple and their friends through 4 seasonal checkpoints...AWARDS CHATTER