Sunday, November 13, 2016
Middle Aged Lady Night In - Mr Turner
I had wanted to see this one at the cinema some time ago, but for various reasons I did not and was pleased to see that it was showing tonight on TV. I can see why critics loved it, a biopic about the talented artist J W Turner in the later years of his life. It is a most marvelous performance by Timothy Spall, and the supporting cast just all play such wonderful characters. I love that it is peppered with plain middle aged spinsters, pompous toffs, cheap tarts, and a collection of various other artists all competing to sell their art. I was lucky enough to spend a couple of years living in London in my twenties and I loved visiting the art galleries and museums and was lucky enough to see a few of his amazing paintings. Now as I am older I can see that in a time before photographs, just how talented these artists were a preserving a scene, a moment in time and making it still beautiful decades and centuries later.
It was a little long for me, but still a very worthy 4/5.