Jul 21, 2012
Fucking hell this is depressing. No idea why I rewatched it. Great film, but a difficult watch for sure.
This is the reason I haven't rewatched it, despite thinking it's a great film and buying the special edition dvd.
I don't imagine being able to watch this movie a third time. But Mike Leigh is brilliant.
Ths is such a brilliant film. I've actually seen this three times and it was brilliant and fascinating every time. A bit hard to watch, but I still love this film.
I think so much of its appeal is due to David Thewlis - he's mindblowingly good.
The quality of the performance is even more impressive when combined with the knowledge of Leigh's style of film making. The bleak tone of the film has to have come from the creative effort of Thewlis. That he didn't win the oscar is even more bizarre.
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