Elsewhere: “Review: Mike Leigh’s ‘Another Year’ (2010)” on Ruelle Electrique


Lesley Manville in "Another Year."

Rating:  ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ 1/2

I have a review up of Mike Leigh’s latest oeuvre, “Another Year,” on Ruelle Electrique. Lesley Manville is an absolute marvel to watch as the emotional wreck Mary, and it’s a travesty that she didn’t even make the shortlist for “Best Actress” at this year’s Oscars. (I felt the same way as she looks in the photo above about her being locked out, haha). Mike Leigh’s script (which was nominated for Best Original Screenplay but lost out to Alan Sorkin’s “The Social Network”), though not flawless, brings on the laughs and brims with so much humanity.

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