Posts Tagged ‘mike leigh’

Sally Hawkins (Poppy), Eddie Marsan (Scott). Screenplay by Mike Leigh. Directed by Mike Leigh. Rating: 15. Running time: 118 minutes. Happy-Go-Lucky is an odd title for a film that’s quite pleasant, but also annoying and disturbing in equal measure. I never quite believed that Mike Leigh would be capable of making the feel good film this […]


Ruth Sheen (Shirley), Lesley Manville (Laetitia Boothe-Brain), Philip Davis (Cyril), Philip Jackson (Martin Burke). Screenplay by Mike Leigh. Directed by Mike Leigh. Rating: 15. Running time: 112 minutes. Class consciousness at its clearest, High Hopes carves out a caricature of a country which Thatcherism was making more real by the day. The focus is on […]


I’m done! More than thirty cinema trips later, from Shutter Island way back last March to Inception in the summer and finally The Fighter, I’ve now taken full advantage of my first full year living in a city and have seen for the first time every Best Picture nominee before the winners have even been […]


I’ll try to keep this short, because I planned to make both predictions and prescriptions (that is, guessing who will win but also saying who should in fact bloody win) nearer to the time when I have had the chance to see both True Grit and The Fighter. Until then, however, I couldn’t resist making […]


Jim Broadbent (Tom), Lesley Manville (Mary), Ruth Sheen (Gerri). Screenplay by Mike Leigh. Directed by Mike Leigh. Rating: 12. Running time: 129 minutes. Made in Dagenham may have been hyped up as the British film of the year, but I can say wholeheartedly that it is Another Year that has made me proud to belong […]