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Career Girls (1997)

A little-seen and rarely discussed minor work from Mike Leigh, Career Girls had unfortunate timing in that it was released barely twelve months after Secrets & Lies. That film launched Leigh into the international pantheon of great filmmakers while Career Girlswent mostly unnoticed. It’s … Continue reading

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Abigail’s Party (1977)

Abigail’s Party is really what gave Mike Leigh his name. For a long time, it was his defining work. It’s ironic then that the man himself actually hates this made-for-TV incarnation of his famous stage-play. Shot with multiple cameras on a … Continue reading

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Mike Leigh’s Apocalypse: Naked (1993)

Naked was the first Mike Leigh movie I ever saw and it hit me like a ton of bricks. I’d never seen something so kitchen-sink be so stylised, heightened and doom-laden. David Thewlis’ performance is one of the greatest ever committed … Continue reading

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