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3 things about Mike Leigh’s ANOTHER YEAR

Another Year [2010] 1. During a cloudburst they share a thermos of hot tea underneath the lean-to in the garden. 2. Bad parking. 3. We open on Imelda Staunton’s face, we end on Lesley Manvile’s face. A powerful rhyme.

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3 things about Mike Leigh’s TOPSY-TURVY

Topsy-Turvy [1999] 1. “It’s this heat, it muddles the noodles.” 2. Oysters and stout. 3. She places her hand delicately on her stomach. “How long have you known?” he asks.

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3 things about Mike Leigh’s ANOTHER YEAR

Another Year [2010] 1. While holding her baby, he asks, “Is the father a good man?” “He is.” “Nappy changer?” “-ish.” 2. He accidentally smacks her on the head with his bag, apologizes, flees the car. She jerkily drives away. … Continue reading

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