The Regis Dialogue, now in its 19th year, pairs well-known filmmakers with respected film critics. This year is the year of Mike Leigh and Scott Foundas. Leigh has been making films (with some brief asides into television) for 37 years, and employs an unusual technique: After the players are cast for his projects, they spend the next six months in workshops and rehearsals, collaborating to ensure complete character development and immersion. This creative policy has served him well: The terrifyingly misogynistic Johnny (David Thewlis in a... More >>>