Mike Leigh’s Peterloo

peterlooMike Leigh has always had something of a punk rock streak — from the tough Thatcher-era realism of Meantime through to the bleak tragicomedy of Naked and subversive period pieces like Vera Drake. Continue reading “Mike Leigh’s Peterloo

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Review: Stan & Ollie

stanandollieLaurel and Hardy were comedy icons of Hollywood’s classic era, their names conjuring images of bowler hats, buffoonery and slapstick squabbling to rival Chaplin, the Marx brothers or the Three Stooges in the popular consciousness. Star Wars’ bickering droids C-3PO and R2-D2 are just two of their many on-screen acolytes. Continue reading “Review: Stan & Ollie