Peterloo: Period Epic Could Be Trimmed

Peterloo revisits the Peterloo Massacre of 1819 but Mike Leigh’s period epic could stand to lose a good half hour or full hour in length. I love a good epic as much as the next person.  Hell, I even love a sexy British accent.  But I could not fall in love with Peterloo due to the film’s bloated length.  This isn’t to say anything bad about long films but the pacing was too slow for…

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Chicago Film Fest 2018: Funny Cow

What Funny Cow does is manage to tackle the subject of being a woman in comedy by showing a focus on the  behind-the-scenes drama. Funny Cow (Maxine Peake) is a woman who looks to break into the comedy scene during the 1970s.  She would continue her rise into the next decade.  The film is grounded through the performances in British comedy clubs.  Whether this format works is up to the viewer but I surely struggled…

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