2010 Leftovers Marathon, part 1 of 13
Title: Another Year
Length: 129 minutes
Director: Mike Leigh
Writer: Mike Leigh
Starring: Jim Broadbent, Lesley Manville, Ruth Sheen
With: Oliver Maltman, Peter Wight, David Bradley, Martin Savage, Karina Fernandez, Michele Austin, Philip Davis, Imelda Staunton
Cinematography: Dick Pope
Music: Gary Yershon
Oscars: nominated for Best Original Screenplay
I saw it: on video (rented from Netflix), a couple days ago
Synopsis: a happy couple have a desperately lonely friend
Pacing: Long, but too good to ever feel slow. It’s one perfect scene after another.
Subjective Rating: 8/10 (Great, ). Realistic characters having interesting conversations – this is what I like. And I haven’t seen it done anywhere close to this well since I saw 12 Angry Men. This is the rare sort of movie that reminds me why I love movies as much as I do.
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