mike leigh

ANOTHER YEAR

Article: ANOTHER YEAR

Mike Leigh’s ANOTHER YEAR is, simply put, generous and amazing. It’s lovely. It’s heartbreaking. It’s been called his best film, and I’m not sure I disagree. Structured around the seasons, stitched together by repetition – scenes of two primary characters, a long-time married couple gardening in a huge community garden – Leigh essentially looks at time as it stretches across very different lives within one small group of friends: those lives that are beautifully stable, and those that are definitively … not.

Judd Apatow and Mike Leigh Had a Baby, Her Name is HUMPDAY

Article: Judd Apatow and Mike Leigh Had a Baby, Her Name is HUMPDAY

Humpday HUMPDAY turns out to be what I’d hoped–funny and a bit more. For me, anyway, this buddy film about two straight guys who decide (almost inexplicably) to star in their own gay porn film was kind of a small version of Judd Apatow and Mike Leigh having a baby. This film by Lynn Shelton…