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Mike Leigh

  1. one grand books
    Mike Leigh’s 10 Favorite BooksUpton Sinclair, Gabriel Garcia Márquez, and more.
  2. chat room
    Peterloo Is Mike Leigh’s Biggest Movie, But He’d Rather Not Talk About That“I’ve made lots of films about trios of people arguing with each other in suburban back gardens, but in the end it’s the same thing.”
  3. movie review
    Don’t Let the Funny Hats Fool You, Mike Leigh’s Peterloo Is an Incendiary FilmThe historical drama gives us an anatomy of a political movement that feels utterly contemporary and urgent.
  4. venice film festival
    Lady Gaga Shines in A Star Is Born. But Is It Bradley Cooper’s Oscar Play?Plus the Coen brothers’ cowboy misfire, Mike Leigh’s rousing Peterloo, and more updates from the Venice Film Festival
  5. trailer mix
    I Am Agog at the Stunning Re-creation of 1819 Massacre in the Peterloo TrailerDown with the Corn Laws!
  6. cannes film festival 2014
    Urgh! Argh! Ptooie! A Grunt-by-Grunt Guide to Mr. TurnerMike Leigh’s new movie about the famous painter has more grunts than most hip-hop albums.
  7. movie review
    Mike Leigh’s Mr. Turner Is Subtly TerrificIn this portrait of J.M.W. Turner, the grotesque and the sublime aren’t on opposite ends of the spectrum. They blend.
  8. chat room
    Another Year’s Acclaimed Lesley Manville Has Never Heard of Michael BayAs for the Oscars: “Sony has now quite categorically put me in the Best Actress category. That might be an error — I don’t know — but it’s their call.”
  9. chat room
    Mike Leigh on Another Year, and Why His Films Are About More Than Words and Actors“People say, ‘Oh, well, it’s just talking heads.’ Well on that basis, paintings by Vermeer are just standing women. It’s ridiculous.”
  10. chat room
    Jim Broadbent on Another Year’s Unusual Rehearsals and His Upcoming Margaret Thatcher Film With Meryl Streep“You might try to sort of guess as a party game, ‘I wonder who I’ll be married to?’”
  11. movies
    Watch the Trailer for Mike Leigh’s Another YearThe ‘Happy-Go-Lucky’ director’s latest film follows an elderly couple for a year.
  12. cannes 2010
    Cannes: Sony Pictures Classics Takes Leigh’s Another YearThe film, about a happy married couple visited by miserable friends, is the odds-on favorite for this year’s Palme d’Or.
  13. cannes 2010
    Rating Mike Leigh’s New Film on the Miserable IndexWe rank his body of work, from “Downright chipper!” to “Just kill us now.”
  14. quote machine
    Billy Crudup Thinks Watchmen’s Costumed Characters Are Way Freakier Than That Naked Blue Guy He PlaysPlus: Robert Smith has beef with Radiohead.
  15. quote machine
    New Taylor Swift Song Is Guaranteed Spoiler-FreePlus: Tom Jones fails to see what’s so funny about underpants.
  16. chat room
    Mike Leigh on ‘Happy-Go-Lucky,’ His Casting Process, and How Much He Hated ‘The Red Balloon’Leigh spoke with Vulture about growing up in Manchester and the glory of Sally Hawkins.
  17. the industry
    Michael Bay Is the Alfred Hitchcock Our Era DeservesAlso: Nas responds to Def Jam in a totally reasonable manner!
  18. the industry
    Germany Says ‘Nein’ to Tom CruiseGermany Rejects Valkyrie, Cruise: The German government announces that United Artists’ Valkyrie, starring Tom Cruise and directed by Bryan Singer, is not welcome to shoot at German military sites, citing Cruise’s Scientology beliefs. UA reps say shooting will go ahead with German locations to be determined. Film, true-story retelling of plot to kill Hitler, is a cornerstone of United Artists’ plans, and is first example of studio player Cruise’s Scientology interfering with business as usual. [Variety]
  19. the industry
    Today in Auteurs: Guillermo del Toro, Alfonso Cuarón, Rob Schneider