• ‘Peterloo' Review: A Different Kind of Historical Epic

    7 days ago - By Slash Film

    Mike Leigh intentionally delayed the production and release of his film Peterloo to coincide with the 200th anniversary of the event it portrays, a massacre of peaceful protestors in Manchester by the British Army. Yet its historic status should not obscure that Peterloo is less a moment in time preserved in amber and more of an ongoing struggle. Though the period dress and dialogue are different, the conversations about forcing a democracy to respond to its neediest citizens are depressingly relevant.
    Better yet, Leigh does not need to resort to rubbing our noses in the contemporary...
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