Mike Leigh’s reputation as an unrivaled inventor of cinematic dramaturgy once again over-delivers on his promise. How, you might ask, is that possible? Such is the nature of Mike Leigh’s incomprehensible genius as a truly visionary auteur.
Leigh’s celebrated rehearsal methods involving months if not years of improvisational preparatory work on the part of his cherished actors, renders astonishing results in the telling of J. M.W. Turner (1775-1851), the English Romantic landscape painter who greatly influenced the Impressionist movement.
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