MR. TURNER Review

     February 10, 2015

[This is a re-post of my review from the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival.  Mr. Turner opens today in limited release.] Painter J.M.W. Turner, the eponymous subject of Mike Leigh’s new biopic Mr. Turner, was renowned for painting shipwrecks. A …

MR. TURNER Review | TIFF 2014

     February 10, 2015

Painter J.M.W. Turner, the eponymous subject of Mike Leigh’s new biopic Mr. Turner, was renowned for painting shipwrecks.  A lazier film would condense Turner’s life around that simulacrum.  Instead, Leigh chooses to look at the whole picture, and not just …