The Silver Bullet ~ Mr. Turner

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Synopsis: An exploration of the last quarter century of the great, if eccentric, British painter J.M.W. Turner’s life.

Release Date: December 19, 2014

Thoughts: I tend to forget how much I enjoy the work of writer/director Mike Leigh. A filmmaker interested in the unconventional life, he’s provided great roles for some of our most dependable actors over the years. From exploring the class system in Secrets & Lies to his bouncy biopic of Gilbert and Sullivan in Topsy-Turvy, Leigh’s films are long but rarely feel like you’ve been seated more than a few minutes. His newest picture features the always dependable Timothy Spall (Room on the Broom) as painter J.M.W. Turner, a landscape artist known as ‘the painter of light’ during the Romantic period. Sounds like stodgy stuff but in Leigh’s hands I wouldn’t be surprised to see this lauded as one of the better pictures of the year.

One comment on “The Silver Bullet ~ Mr. Turner

  1. Michael Adams says:

    I LOVE MIKE LEIGH! His movies are so thoughtful and brilliant! I think this looks like one of the best movies of the year. Happy-Go-Lucky and Another Year are such WONDERFUL films that tell such a deep insight into various shades of humanity. I love it! I can’t wait to see this!

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