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Film Review - Unbroken

Film Review - Mr. Turner


Mike Leigh doesn’t make movies, he crafts cinematic illness. He’s the rare helmer to invest in misery, and while “Mr. Turner” aspires to understand a brusque man, it’s also comfortable with extended displays of discomfort. Richly observed but not a film that’s simply attended on a whim, “Mr. Turner” is game to understand the particular psychology and social irritants of its subject, painter J.M.W. Turner, filling a whopping 150 minutes with scenes of artistic confidence and intimate dealings. Leigh always brings the pain, but such bulging agony is throttled for this bio-pic, which largely avoids melodrama to cut into the man and feel around for what remains of his soul. Read the rest at Blu-ray.com


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