Another Year

2010 Leftovers Marathon, part 1 of 13

Title: Another Year
Year: 2010
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

My reaction
Concept:2/4 (Indifferent)
Story:4/4 (Great)
Characters:4/4 (Great)
Dialog:4/4 (Great)
Pacing:4/4 (Great) Long, but too good to ever feel slow. It’s one perfect scene after another.
Cinematography:3/4 (Good)
Special effects/design:3/4 (Good)
Acting:4/4 (Great)
Music:4/4 (Great)
Subjective Rating: 8/10 (Great, 4/4 (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.
Objective Rating (Average):3.6/4 (Great)


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