Mr. Turner


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I happened to hear in passing someone who’d seen Unbroken in Australia. Or, rather, someone who knew someone I knew had seen it.  When I asked him to ask his friend what he thought the answer was sort of useless. ...
Cannes 2014: Mr Turner

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Mike Leigh’s swoony, moody epic, Mr. Turner, seems to be quietly residing under the radar right now. But in a quick conversation with Movie City News’ David Poland he pointed out that it’s possible the film could be one of ...

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In just one month Telluride will happen and by then we’ll have a decent enough picture of the Oscar race for Best Picture.  The New York Film festival will deliver three heavy hitters, namely David Fincher’s Gone Girl, but also ...

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While Oscar season is a long way off, and the long march to the end of the year often discards films whose buzz can’t be sustained, a good movie is a good movie is a good movie. But we don’t ...

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While 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 ...

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TRACEY EMIN + TURNER’S EROTIC SKETCHES from Lilian Simonsson on Vimeo. Nice companion video to lay alongside today’s Cannes’ premiere of Mr. Turner. Tracey Emin and Tate curator Ian Warrell lead us through JMW Turner’s private erotic sketchbooks. These intimate ...

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“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 ...
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Screening in Cannes a few hours from now:

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