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    The Genius of Mike Leigh's System: Leigh & Cast on Gorgeous 'Mr. Turner'

    Last May at Cannes I sat smack in the middle of the Palais Lumiere and reveled in the most gloriously beautiful movie I had ever seen. It was Mike Leigh's "Mr. Turner," which went on to win best Actor for Timothy Spall in the title role.

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    How 'Mr. Turner' Cinematographer Dick Pope Made the Film Look Like a J.M.W. Turner Painting

    This week at the New York Film Festival, Mike Leigh, Timothy Spall and DP Dick Pope sat down for a Q&A to discuss "Mr. Turner" and one subject on everyone's mind was the absolute gorgeousness of the cinematography.

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    BAFTA Britannia Awards Show Just Got a Lot Better

    With the news that American TV star Julia Louis-Dreyfus will accept the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles' Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy, the Britannia Awards on October 30 just got a lot more promising.

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    BAFTA LA Unveils Five Britannia Honorees

    Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Emma Watson, Mike Leigh and Dame Judi Dench will all receive 2014 BAFTA Los Angeles Jaguar Britannia Awards.

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    Watch: Paint and Cinema Collide in New Trailer for Mike Leigh's 'Mr. Turner'

    Timothy Spall was named Best Actor at the Cannes Film Festival for his role as J.M.W. Turner.

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    Watch: New U.S. Trailer For Mike Leigh's 'Mr. Turner' Starring Cannes Best Actor Winner Timothy Spall

    It's been a long while since Mike Leigh's "Another Year," but the veteran British auteur came back with a roar at Cannes this year with "Mr. Turner." The director's most ambitious and expensive film to date is both atypical (a period biopic concerning of artist J.M.W. Turner), and very much a Mike L...

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    Telluride Highlights

    Exciting new films from around the globe, revivals, discoveries, world-class guests, and spectacular scenery were experienced by all who attended the 41st Telluride Film Festival over the Labor Day weekend.

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    Daily Reads: Defending Offensive Pop Culture You Love, the Seriousness of Robin Williams' Comedy and More

    Plus: the look and legend of Lauren Bacall, and the best and worst of Cannon films.

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