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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: 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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    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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    First Sneak Peek at Mike Leigh's New Project

    The first photo released from Mike Leigh's new project features star Timothy Spall standing determined on a wooden ship as painter J.M.W. Turner. The project, about the British Romantic landscape artist who was known as "the painter of light," has yet to receive a title and is still in post-producti...

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

    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 film...

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

    This review originally ran during the 2010 Toronto Film Festival.

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

    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 relationshi...

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

    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 s...

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

    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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