Articles Tagged 'Mike Leigh'

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BAFTA Roundup: Eddie Redmayne IS the Best Actor

The BAFTA Film Awards have only just finished, the confetti being packed away and the red carpet rolled up for another ceremony on another day. And it’s clear that in the big battle of the boffins between Benedict Cumberbatch and Eddie Redmayne, there has been a clear winner, and it’s not Sherlock. In fact, The […]

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WATCH: ‘Mr. Turner’s Mike Leigh Keeps Oscars in Perspective

British director Mike Leigh’s film Mr. Turner, received seven nominations at the London Film Critics’ Circle Awards, more than any other picture. Many critics have been impressed with this biographical portrait of the British landscape painter J.M.W. Turner, particularly by Timothy Spall’s acting in the title role, as well as the direction and cinematography. Although the […]

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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. Here are three films from each, which you can watch online: Mike Leigh 1. Happy-Go-Lucky In this breakthrough role, Sally Hawkins portrays Poppy, an eternally happy school teacher. She’s 30-years-old, single, loves her job, loves […]

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 to do with the time in which he grew up, and the fragile veneer upon which society was then […]

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 represented in 18 of the 24 Oscar categories. Leading the British charge is Colin Firth for his portrayal of George VI in The […]

British Hopefuls For This Year’s Oscar Nominations

Movie fans will want to wake up early tomorrow. At 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 25 (5:30 a.m. for West Coasters), this year’s Academy Award nominations will be announced on a live broadcast. Count on The King’s Speech being named in most of the marquee categories, plus pulling in nominations for costumes and the like. […]

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