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    Cannes: Timothy Spall Almost Lost Himself to 'Mr. Turner' for Mike Leigh, But the Journey Was Worth It

    There's acting and then there's losing yourself to a role. Timothy Spall came very close to the latter in bringing legendary British painter J.M. W. Turner to the screen for Mike Leigh's latest, "Mr. Turner," which recently world premiered at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.

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    The Indiewire Springboard: 'Mr. Turner' Breakout and Mike Leigh Muse Dorothy Atkinson Says 'No' to Vanity

    Every Friday, Indiewire's Springboard column profiles up-and-comers in the indie world who deserve your attention. Select profiles will include photography by Daniel Bergeron, exclusive to Indiewire. Today we talk to actress Dorothy Atkinson, who gives a breakthrough performance in Mike Leigh's "Mr....

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    Things I Learned at Cannes Part One, from Campion's Feminism to Leigh's Stunning 'Mr. Turner'

    I'm in Cannes, checking out films and the state of things, per usual. Here's what I've learned so far.

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    Mike Leigh's "Mr. Turner": Cannes' First Masterpiece

    Critics say Mike Leigh's portrait of the British painter may be the best film of his career.

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    Watch: Second Clip and Full Trailer for Cannes Hit 'Mr. Turner' Sports Gorgeous Blend of Paint and Cinema

    Mike Leigh's biopic "Mr. Turner," which chronicles the last quarter-century in the life of the famed 19th century painter J.M.W. Turner, has been earning rave reviews from the Cannes Film Festival.

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    Cannes Review: Why Mike Leigh's 'Mr. Turner,' Starring Timothy Spall, is a Masterful Biopic

    Watching "Mr. Turner," which premiered today at the Cannes Film Festival, one gets the sense that only a film artist like Leigh could apply such elegance to the uneasy state of another creative mind.

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    Cannes Review: Mike Leigh's 'Mr. Turner' Ranks Among His Very Best Films

    Things acclaimed British director Mike Leigh is known for: wry comedy-drama poking at ordinary lives and the class system, a compassionate yet sharp take on the human condition, his almost unique working method that involves workshopping and improvising for months with his cast before a frame of fil...

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    Watch: New Clip for Mike Leigh's J.M.W. Turner Biopic 'Mr. Turner'

    Writer/director Mike Leigh's newest film, J.M.W. Turner biopic "Mr. Turner" will show at the ongoing Cannes Film Festival, but the first clip has already arisen. In this clip, star Timothy Spall carries his outspoken protagonist through an 80 second take that allows him to maneuver through a gallery...

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    WATCH: First Trailer for Mike Leigh's 'Mr. Turner' Biopic, Competing at Cannes

    A first trailer has arrived for Mike Leigh's "Mr. Turner," playing in competition at Cannes. The film was already much anticipated over here at TOH!, and this first glimpse only solidifies that it could emerge as one of the finer titles out of the festival. Watch below.

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    The 15 Best Palme d'Or Winners From The Cannes Film Festival

    Right about now, taking the time difference into consideration, a bevy of beautiful celebrities will be spritzing and primping their last in preparation to walk the red carpet at the Opening Ceremony of the 67th Cannes Film Festival. But while the festival is a byword for glamour in the wider media,...

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