Posts Tagged MIKE LEIGH

Mr. Turner: Masterful Portrait Of A Master

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For a second time on his career, Mike Leigh has put on hold his superbly observed everyday stories to depict the work of an artist from the Victorian-era, fifteen years after delivering his take on the world of comic opera writers Gilbert and Sullivan in ‘Topsy Turvy’ to great critical acclaim. This time he focuses in the life and artistic achievements of one of the most influential British masters, J.M.W. Turner, with extraordinary results. Wisely avoiding the traps of conventional biopics, where the obsession for an accurate chronological timeline often comes at the expense of making their subjects and those characters surrounding them believable as people, ‘Mr. Turner’ focuses in the last quarter of the painter’s life, a period where his art became more radical and his life more interesting. Read the rest of this entry »

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#2-ANOTHER YEAR (Mike Leigh)

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2008 Film Review: Top 40 Best Movies (20-1)


20-VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA-Woody Allen
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Woody Allen visitaba España para dilucidar sobre amor pasional versus relación convencional, siendo saludado por su trabajo más apreciable en una década, después de que su trilogía británica dejase mal sabor de boca. El excelente cast en el que Rebecca Hall y Penélope Cruz brillaban con luz propia y un guión espolvoreado de sus geniales ocurrencias conseguían devolverle, al menos en parte, a su buena forma habitual.

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Woody Allen visited Spain to showcase his thoughts about passion and love versus conventional relationships, being hailed as his most likeable work for a decade, after the British trilogy left a bad taste in everybody’s mouth. An excellent cast in which Rebeca Hall and Penelope Cruz shone and a screenplay sprinkled with his genial wit and wisdom brought him back, at least partially, to his usual good form.
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2008 ROBER AWARDS FILM NOMINATIONS: Best Director

And the nominees for Best Director are:


CHRISTOPHER NOLAN (The Dark Knight -El caballero oscuro-)
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2008 ROBER AWARDS FILM NOMINATIONS: Best Original Screenplay

And the nominees for Best Original Screenplay are:


BEFORE THE DEVIL KNOWS YOU’RE DEAD (Antes Que El Diablo Sepa Que Has Muerto)-Kelly Masterson
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