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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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    BFI Responds to Cannes Film Festival Announcement

    After this week's announcement of the Cannes Film Festival Competition and Un Certain Regard Lineups, Ben Roberts, Director of the BFI Film Fund made a statement about the British filmmakers included in the exclusive list

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    CANNES FIRST LOOK: Mike Leigh's 'Mr. Turner' Biopic, Starring Timothy Spall

    A first image has arrived for Mike Leigh's much anticipated and long in-the-works J.M.W. Turner biopic -- simply titled "Mr. Turner" -- with Timothy Spall in the lead role as the famed Brit Romantic landscape painter. The film was announced this morning as part of the Cannes competition lineup. Chec...

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    Exclusive: Beautiful Trailer For Documentary 'What Is Cinema?' Featuring David Lynch, Kelly Reichardt, Mike Leigh & More

    Among the daily noise about casting, box office, special effects, trends, awards and whatever else is dominating the conversation, the reason we go to the movies is often left undiscussed. But this exclusive trailer for the forthcoming documentary "What Is Cinema?" is sure to get you thinking about ...

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    First Looks At Mia Wasikowska In 'Madame Bovary,' Angelina Jolie's 'Unbroken' & Mike Leigh's Next Film

    The American Film Market kicks off next week, which means there's going to be a lot of buyers hustling a lot of movies, and distributors and financiers look for product to put their cash into. And that means folks writing the cheques will want to see something first. And since many of these movies a...

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