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Thursday, July 12, 2007
'Introducing the Dwights' (MOVIE) There is only one reason to recommend the Aussie flick Introducing the Dwights: British actress Brenda Blethyn. Her interpretation of a working-class mother is powerful. By night, her character is an old-school entertainer; by day, she works in a cafeteria. There is nothing unusual about the character's flaws (she smothers her sons), hopes (to be famous), and habits (heavy drinking). But there is something unusual about the way Blethyn brings this simple character to life. (See Movie Times for more info.) CHARLES MUDEDE
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Blethyn's every bit the treasure that Helen Mirren is. She was amazing in "Secrets and Lies" and "Little Voice". And you can get one of her earliest flicks, "Grown Ups" by Mike Leigh, at Scarecrow.

Posted by Fnarf | July 12, 2007 12:34 PM

So glad you mentioned 'Secrets and Lies', Fnarf. Have you seen Leigh's 'Naked'? and 'Vera Drake'- $the last GOOD MOVIE I saw$ - but don't agree with me, I'm going through an 'angry white man' phase, or at least that's how Joan Rivers put it in the latest Esquire. I HATE myself for reading that crap!!!

Posted by Garrett | July 12, 2007 1:13 PM

What, no Film Noir?

A couple of friends were telling me the ones showing tonight and tomorrow night at SIFF Cinema in Seattle Center were really good.

Posted by Will in Seattle | July 12, 2007 1:39 PM

"Naked" was OK; the David Thewlis character was a bit overplayed. But I've seen almost everything Mike Leigh has done. "Life is Sweet" is just about my favorite movie of all time. "Nuts in May" is pretty marvelous, too.

Posted by Fnarf | July 12, 2007 2:03 PM

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