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Mike Leigh United Kingdom, 2018

Adam Whybray's rating of the film Peterloo

3.6 stars. Yes, it's a men talking in rooms (and sometimes on the moors!) film, but it still knocks spots off the likes of 'Lincoln' in terms of individualizing the mass and making common people seem imbued with an essential humanity, which has always been one of the strengths of Leigh's film-making. This doesn't stop early 19th century speeches from being early 19th century speeches, but the effect is moving.