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Another Year

January 16th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Culture, Film

Saw Mike Leigh’s new film Another Year last night. Like his previous film Happy-Go-Lucky, it’s a movie that kind of … sneaks up behind you and then clubs you over the head with insight.

For me, Mike Leigh’s best films become a kind of shorthand for key bits of understanding about the crazymaking challenges of being human. This one is in that category and will stick with me for a long time.

Roger Ebert’s review is spot-on.




One Comment so far ↓

  • Dan

    Honestly, that movie depressed the hell out of me. Good one, yes, but just soaked into my soul.