Mike Leigh

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Naked review – one of British cinema’s great monsters
David Thewlis’s lost soul, raging around London in Mike Leigh’s fiercely bleak masterwork, is even more disturbing 28 years on

Peter Bradshaw

11, Nov, 2021 @10:00 AM

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‘You have to be a control freak’: Mike Leigh on 50 years of film-making
At 78, with three Baftas and a Palme d’Or under his belt, the director still sees himself as an outsider. He talks about Hollywood’s obsession with big names, his determination to portray ‘real people’ – and being accused of pretension

Zoe Williams

27, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Alison Steadman: 'I never thought I would live in such strange and scary times'
The actor is back from lockdown with two new dramas. She talks about her 50-year career, Boris Johnson and the joy of miaowing at John Cleese, while James Corden, Julia Davis and Mike Leigh pay tribute

Catherine Shoard

24, Sep, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Landmark 20th Century Fox building in London facing new threat
The distinctive building in Soho Square will be almost entirely demolished if developers’ proposals succeed in gaining planning consent

Andrew Pulver

01, Jun, 2020 @3:31 PM

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'I barely breathed': Tilda Swinton, Emma Thompson, Steve McQueen and more on their most memorable moments at the movies
From transformative nights in the grubbiest of fleapits to spellbinding screenings under the stars, film-makers and critics recall the communal thrill of going to the cinema

15, May, 2020 @5:00 AM

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The 50 best films of 2019 in the US: the full list
Our pick of the top films released in the US this year brings a shocking class war, tearjerking breakups, war, glamour, horror and everything in between. Tell us your favourites too

20, Dec, 2019 @1:50 PM

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The 100 best films of the 21st century
Gangsters, superheroes, schoolkids, lovers, slaves, peasants, techies, Tenenbaums and freefalling astronauts – they’re all here in our countdown of cinema’s best movies since 2000

Peter Bradshaw, Cath Clarke, Andrew Pulver and Catherine Shoard

13, Sep, 2019 @5:00 AM

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The directors’ cut: film-makers choose the best movies of the century so far
From Mike Leigh to Richard Linklater, Joanna Hogg and Michael Winterbottom, here are some of the century’s greatest films, chosen by some of the directors whose own films feature in our top 100

13, Sep, 2019 @5:00 AM

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Mrs Lowry & Son review – a prim portrait of the artist
A ponderous study of the artist’s relationship with his mother

Wendy Ide

01, Sep, 2019 @7:00 AM

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Manchester gets ready for noisy tribute to the dead of Peterloo
3,000 people to join in ‘giant karaoke and autocue’ in memory of 1819 massacre

Josh Halliday North of England correspondent

16, Aug, 2019 @5:00 AM

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Film-maker Mike Leigh given freedom of city of Salford
Peterloo director joins past honourees Ryan Giggs, LS Lowry and Nelson Mandela

Jade Hammond

24, Jul, 2019 @4:30 PM

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Daniel Mays: 'You're not getting a Liam Neeson soundbite out of me'
The Essex-born actor, who stars in new film Fisherman’s Friends, says he is firmly in the non-racist camp, and doesn’t want to kill anyone. What else does he have to say?

Sam Wollaston

14, Mar, 2019 @5:14 PM

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