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Entertainment Weekly Pick The 25 Greatest Working Directors; Confirms The Fallacy Of Listmaking

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 25, 2011 1:58 AM
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Lists are subjective. That's the joy of them, to some degree -- you get to see the tastes of others, and hopefully pick up a few tips for things you may have overlooked. And you're never going to find a list that you agree with 100%, particularly when the stakes are bigger -- lists of 'greatest films' or 'greatest directors' are a veritable minefield of disputes and feuds. But that doesn't change the fact that some lists are just dumb.

Review: 'Another Year' Is Four Bittersweet Seasons Of Laughter, Love & Tears

  • By The Playlist
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  • December 29, 2010 5:25 AM
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This review originally ran during the 2010 Toronto Film Festival.

Mike Leigh Eyes Potential Film About 19th Century British Painter J.M.W. Turner

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 10, 2010 4:28 AM
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No one mines the loves, lives, happiness and sorrow of the British working class better than Mike Leigh, and for the past two decades, he's pretty much made the subject the primary focus of his work. This year, he delivered another spiked heart of a film with "Another Year," tracking the relationships that orbit around an older couple. It's another wonderful slice of life pic from the helmer and we certainly hope that Lesley Manville is nominated for her heartbreaking turn in the picture.
More: Mike Leigh

Watch: New Trailer For Mike Leigh's Superb 'Another Year'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 19, 2010 9:42 AM
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OK, so this trailer isn't all that different than the UK version that debuted earlier in the year, but you'd think with the festival season now finished and Oscar talk in full swing that Mike Leigh's "Another Year" has hit theaters already. Well, it hasn't, and we hope this is a reminder that's it still set to hit theaters and is more than worth seeking out.

FNC '10 Reviews: 'Another Year' Another Delight From Mike Leigh; Vinterberg's 'Submarino' Sinks

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 27, 2010 4:08 AM
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Following 2008's somewhat broad and farcical "Happy-Go-Lucky," director Mike Leigh returns to his strong suit, with a gentle snapshot of the tides that rock the lives of an ensemble of ordinary folk from spring through winter.

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