Sally Hawkins nails the character perfectly.
The lead character in Mike Leigh’s new film Happy-Go-Lucky is a terrific comic heroine, even if she’s the sort of person who’d drive you nuts in real life. That’s because – as the title would have it – primary school teacher Poppy approaches life...
A very slow-burning revenge tale.
In 1846, Bill The Butcher(Daniel Day-Lewis) leads his gang, The Nativists, descendents of Dutch and American settlers, against the Dead Rabbits, Irish-Catholic immigrants and led by Vallon (Liam Neeson). The Butcher kills Vallon as the latter's...
Vera Drake is a cheerful woman with a heart of gold. She hums while cleaning houses, visits sick neighbours and always has a cup of tea on the boil. Vera also "helps" women out with unwanted pregnancies. In fifties England abortion was a grey...
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