I am at the Lighthouse waiting to go and see Mike Leigh’s Another Year, its hard to believe (and somewhat ironic) that I haven’t been here in a year, – my last outing was to Haneke’s White Ribbon. Someone asked me if “the Mike Leigh film” is an action film. I think the most action involved was traversing the snow and ice to get here; I expect a lot of interior action though.

James and I both loved the film and really empathised with the Lesley Manville character. James watched it again 6 months later and found her a moaning, self-indulgent bitch! I want to hang on to my initial feelings, so it is possible this is the only Mike Leigh film I will only watch once…