Tag Archives: Mike Leigh

Topsy Turvy - * * 1/2*

Mike Leigh directs this period piece about Gilbert and Sullivan and the creation of their most famous comic opera, The Mikado. Timothy Spall, Alison Steadman, Jim Broadbent and Lesley Manville star.  Capsule Review: Interesting, but way overlong. The first hour … Continue reading

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Secrets & Lies - * * 1/2*

Director Mike Leigh manages to capture real life family dynamics in Secrets & Lies. Timothy Spall stars as a photographer whose family is strained to the breaking point. He and his wife, Monica (Phyllis Logan) have been strangely drifting apart. … Continue reading

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