Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Mr Turner 2014

Director: Mike Leigh; As Turner: Timothy Spall. The film has the qualities of a painting. In some cases, the cinematography resembling the moist and chilly seascapes of Turner. This visually exhilarating biopic is an interesting account of a very human human being blessed by nature with an exceptional talent, without the quirks and eccentricities one associates with it. Timothy Spall's portrayal is dynamic and charismatic. The character of the artist and the men and women in his life are well fleshed. It brings to life the  Dickens like era, the onset of industrialization, in which it is set. A film to relish and savor.


Anonymous said...

I must confess that I was a bit sleepy during my viewing, but it remains as a hauntingly beautiful work with gorgeous moments still alive in my memory.

Timothy Spall is absolutely fabulous in his unadorned performance, which was sadly overlooked during the award season.

S. M. Rana said...

I agree-its a great acting performance, growls, grunts and all. Artists don't have to be freaks