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For the Love of Film...

Welcome to my review website. I love movies, and here’s the place I talk about them. You’ll find my ratings, on a scale of zero to five stars, in all of my posts. For each film, I’ve written either a full critique, which is a longer piece; a compact review, which is usually just a paragraph; or a quick take, which is only a sentence or two. I also post articles about the world of cinema on my film blog.

In the Comments section on each page, feel free to share your own thoughts and feelings about the films discussed here.

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Another Year

Another Year

Another fine film from writer-director Mike Leigh, featuring fine actors expertly playing everyday people. Oscar-nominated for its original script, this character study is an acting clinic, but it’s not for everybody. Revolving around an older, happy, married couple, the story mostly documents the bitter descent of a lonely woman into profound unhappiness. Quiet and thoughtful.

***⅛ (out of *****)

©2018 David R. George III


2010 • 2 HOURS, 9 MINUTES
FOCUS FEATURES • UK FILM COUNCIL • FILM4 • THIN MAN FILMS

STARRING
• JIM BROADBENTLESLEY MANVILLERUTH SHEEN

ALSO STARRING
• PETER WIGHTOLIVER MALTMANDAVID BRADLEYKARINA FERNANDEZMARTIN SAVAGEMICHELE AUSTINPHIL DAVISSTUART MCQUARRIEIMELDA STAUNTON

WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY
• MIKE LEIGH

2010 ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATIONS (1)
• BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY (LOST TO BEST PICTURE THE KING’S SPEECH)

City Island

City Island

127 Hours

127 Hours