Tag Archives: Mike Leigh

Brit Binge Watching: Mike Leigh and Terence Davies Films You Can View Online

Both critically acclaimed, British filmmakers Mike Leigh and Terence Davies, illustrate the human spirit in their narrative films, taking different cinematic approaches.

Mike Leigh: “‘Another Year’ Should Have Won A Bafta”

The director Mike Leigh has been discussing the motivation for working the way he does, making films about predominantly working-class characters with dark emotional secrets in their lives, and has come to the conclusion that it’s ...

WATCH: Colin Firth, Other British Oscar Hopefuls Have Their Say

Colin Firth in ‘The King’s Speech’ The British presence at this year’s Academy Awards is formidable. According to the UK Film Council, British talent has secured 33 nominations — and Britain is ...

British Hopefuls For This Year’s Oscar Nominations

Movie fans will want to wake up early tomorrow. At 8:30 a.m.

WATCH: Actress Lesley Manville Talks Possible U.S. Career

Britain’s Lesley Manville will be in New York tonight (January 11) to pick up a prestigious Best Actress award from the National Board of Review for her role in Mike Leigh’s latest picture Another Year. There is also talk she may ...

‘Another Year’ Star Lesley Manville Doesn’t Know Who Michael Bay Is

Lesley Manville‘s performance as self-pitying drunkard Mary in Mike Leigh‘s Another Year has won her many plaudits stateside, including the National Board of Review’s Best Actress prize. (Read Leah Rozen‘s ...

Leah Rozen Film Review: Mike Leigh’s ‘Another Year’

Like a miner with an instinct for finding the richest vein, British director-writer Mike Leigh digs through the quotidian details and routines of ordinary existence to turn up treasure.

The Year That Was: 2010′s Top Five British Films

Former People Magazine film critic Leah Rozen continues Anglophenia’s look back at 2010 with her selections for the top 5 best British movies of the year. You can read her previous column on ‘Black Swan’ and ‘The ...

Telegraph’s Top 21 British Directors of All-Time

The film critics over at The Daily Telegraph have gotten together and selected who they feel are the 21 best British directors of all-time. How they settled on the 21 is a big mystery, although they say “whittling the list down ...