Tag Archives: Mike Leigh

TIFF FILM REVIEW: Mike Leigh’s ‘Peterloo’

By Ray Bennett TORONTO – British director Mike Leigh’s latest, ‘Peterloo’, is a handsome period piece about a terrible incident in British history following victory over Napoleon at Waterloo when working class protestors in a 19th century English town were cut … Continue reading

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Alan Rickman’s ‘A Little Chaos’ to close TIFF

By Ray Bennett The Toronto International Film Festival announced that its closing film will be Alan Rickman’s period romance “A Little Chaos” starring Kate Winslet and Matthias Schoenhaerts, which Lionsgate will release in the UK.

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THEATRE REVIEW: Mike Leigh’s ‘Grief’ at the National

By Ray Bennett LONDON (The Hollywood Reporter) – Mike Leigh’s new play “Grief” is the complete opposite of his film “Happy-Go Lucky” with a family rendered almost cataleptic by personal loss and the gloom of post-World War II England. Given … Continue reading

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CANNES FILM REVIEW: Mike Leigh’s ‘Another Year’

By Ray Bennett CANNES – Mike Leigh’s latest slice of British life picture is titled “Another Year,” and many viewers will be grateful it’s just the one. Acutely observed but gloomy and lacking narrative, it tells of 12 months in … Continue reading

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BERLIN FILM REVIEW: Mike Leigh’s ‘Happy-Go-Lucky’

By Ray Bennett BERLIN — No one expects confection from British sobersides Mike Leigh and so his light-as-air new film “Happy-Go-Lucky” is as surprising as it is delicious with an indelible performance by new star Sally Hawkins (pictured). As breezy … Continue reading

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