Mike Leigh

In praise of David Thewlis’ performance in Naked

By William Carroll

The British actor casts a gaunt, morbid, uncompromisingly human figure in Mike Leigh’s nocturnal London odyssey.

Paul Popplewell: From 24 Hour Party People to Journeyman

By David Jenkins

The stalwart British actor runs us through some of his scene-stealing career moments.

25 films we’d like to see at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival

By Little White Lies

Claire Denis, Yorgos Lanthimos and Terrence Malick could be competing for this year’s Palme d’Or.

Mike Leigh announces the subject of his new film

By Little White Lies

The veteran British filmmaker looks set to get political with his latest project.

Another Year

By Jonathan Crocker

Mike leigh returns with a quietly brilliant portrait of a middle-aged relationship.

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Happy-Go-Lucky

By James Bramble

A light-hearted tribute to the carefree, from footloose director Mike Leigh.

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