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Beauty and the Beast

Diamond edition adds to a top-notch film —Andrea Birgers (DVD review...)

Beauty and the Beast fall for each other

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Mike Leigh

  • Mr. Turner (2014)

    Spall takes a look as Mr. Turner Review by Robert Denerstein: Portrait of the artist as a troll

  • Another Year (2011)

    Broadbent and Sheen weather Another Year Review by Marty Mapes: The orbits of friendship remain in balance

    Review by Robert Denerstein: Brilliantly acted and unafraid of pain, Mike Leigh's latest takes us to uncomfortable places

  • Happy-Go-Lucky (2008)

    Hawkins is ever so Happy-Go-Lucky DVD review by Marty Mapes: An anti-miserablist film. A lark, but one with Mike Leigh's signature well-defined characters.

  • Vera Drake (2004)

    Imelda Staunton may win awards as Vera Drake Review by Marty Mapes: A very good drama, rich cinematography, and an impeccable performance by Staunton

  • All or Nothing (2002)

    Spall and Manville shoot for All or Nothing Review by Marty Mapes: Mike Leigh is back to making the kinds of deeply character-driven movies he makes best

  • Career Girls (1997)

    Review by Marty Mapes

  • Secrets & Lies (1996)

    Review by Marty Mapes