Family Histories

On this week’s episode of Someone Else’s Movie, I’m joined by actor and Lakeshorts International Short Film Festival artistic director Michelle Nolden for a conversation about Mike Leigh’s excellent 1996 drama Secrets & Lies, a film I hadn’t revisited in a while for petty yet entirely valid reasons — as you’ll hear in the episode.

I’m relieved to report that the film remains entirely brilliant, absolutely packed with great performances and Leigh’s unerring sense of place. I’m sorry I let it sit for so long, but in a way it kind of works for our conversation: Like all great movies, coming back to it after a long time away just reveals how much I’ve changed.

Still curious about the reason I didn’t watch it for a while? Best get to listening, then, Subscribe on Apple PodcastsGoogle Play and Stitcher to get the episode instantly, or download it directly from the web.

And because I was so diligent about catching everyone up in my last post, that’s pretty much it for today! Except for one more thing: My review of Eternals went live on the NOW site today, and whoooooo boy. That’s a bad movie.

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