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Mr. Turner
Mike Leigh delivers a fascinating, period-rich portrait of the latter years of the painter J.M.W. Turner.
"...Directed by: Mike Leigh. Starring: Timothy Spall, Dorothy Atkinson, Paul Jesson, Marion Bailey, Ruth Sheen,..."

Jan. 30, 2015 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Finding Your Feet
Upper class British rom-com plays for laughs.
"...Directed by: Richard Loncraine. Starring: Imelda Staunton, Celia Imrie, Timothy Spall, Joanna Lumley, David Hayman, Indra Ové, John Sessions,..."

April 20, 2018 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Journey
Settling peace in Northern Ireland?
"...Directed by: Nick Hamm. Starring: Timothy Spall, Colm Meaney, Toby Stephens, Freddie Highmore, John Hurt..."

July 7, 2017 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Denial
Holocaust courtroom drama parallels contemporary issues
"...Directed by: Mick Jackson. Starring: Rachel Weisz, Timothy Spall, Andrew Scott, Tom Wilkinson, Mark Gatiss and Jack..."

Oct. 14, 2016 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Life Is Sweet
"...Steadman, Jim Broadbent, Claire Skinner, Jane Horrocks, Stephen Rea, Timothy Spall and David Thewlis. The title of this movie..."

March 13, 1992 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Intimacy
"...Patrice Chéreau. Starring: Mark Rylance, Kerry Fox, Alastair Galbraith, Timothy Spall, Phillipe Calvario and Marianne Faithfull. Don't let the..."

Jan. 11, 2002 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Winter Sleepers
"...by: Nick Park and Peter Lord. Starring: Imelda Staunton, Timothy Spall, Jane Horrocks, Tony Hargarth, Lynn Ferguson, Phil Daniels,..."

June 16, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Party
Sally Potter's dinner party theatre is a delicious dish.
"...Directed by: Sally Potter. Starring: Kristin Scott Thomas, Timothy Spall, Patricia Clarkson, Cherry Jones, Emily Mortimer, Bruno Ganz..."

March 2, 2018 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Damned United
The Damned United is much more than a soccer movie; it's practically Shakespearean in its depiction of the tragedy of Brian Clough, manager of the Leeds United Football Club for only 44 days.
"...Directed by: Tom Hooper. Starring: Michael Sheen, Colm Meaney, Timothy Spall, Jim Broadbent, Maurice Roëves and Jimmy Reddington. In..."

Nov. 6, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Man Who Hath No Music in Himself
"...I don’t know how he does it, but somehow Timothy Spall actually manages to out-ham his costar Nathan Lane...."

Aug. 20, 2008 Screens Post by Josh Rosenblatt

Still Crazy
"...Bergström, Hans Matheson, Rachael Stirling, Juliet Aubrey, Bill Nighy, Timothy Spall, Jimmy Nail, Billy Connolly and Stephen Rea. This..."

Jan. 29, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Secrets & Lies
"...Directed by: Mike Leigh. Starring: Timothy Spall, Brenda Blethyn, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Phyllis Logan and Claire..."

Oct. 18, 1996 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Chronicle Recommends: Restaurant Films
Sweet stories and savory drama abound in these flicks
"...a working class family in London, but supporting player Timothy Spall (a Leigh regular) steals the show as a..."

May 13, 2016 Screens Post by Chronicle Film Staff

DVD Watch: ‘Life Is Sweet’
What a gorgeous ensemble of oddballs and misfits
"...collect dust in the driveway. His best friend Aubrey (Timothy Spall) opens an ill-conceived restaurant then gets spectacularly smashed..."

May 31, 2013 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Show and Tell
Spring Previews 2000
"...D: Rod Lurie; with Kevin Pollak, Timothy Hutton, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Sean Astin, Clotilde Courau, Badja..."

Feb. 25, 2000 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

Chronicle Recommends: The Many Faces of Frankenstein
Celebrating the cinematic legacy of Mary Shelley's creation
"...his wife Mary (Natasha Richardson), and Dr. John Polidori (Timothy Spall) for a drug-infused evening that, legend has it,..."

Aug. 2, 2018 Screens Post by Chronicle Film Staff

DVDanger: Mad Max
Before we hit Fury Road, the original revs up
"...Mr. Turner (Sony) Director Mike Leigh, actor Timothy Spall, and cinematographer Dick Poper collaborate to create a..."

May 9, 2015 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Marjorie Baumgarten's Top 10 List
"...Acting Kudos (Male) Michael Keaton (Birdman), Timothy Spall (Mr. Turner), Tom Hardy (Locke), Ethan Hawke (Boyhood),..."

Jan. 2, 2015 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

Kimberley Jones' Top 10 List
"...Acting Kudos (Male) Timothy Spall (Mr. Turner), Chadwick Boseman (Get on Up), Ralph..."

Jan. 2, 2015 Screens Feature by Kimberley Jones

Marc Savlov's Top 10 List
"...Acting Kudos (Male) Timothy Spall (Mr. Turner), J.K. Simmons (Whiplash), Seizô Fukumoto (Uzumasa..."

Jan. 2, 2015 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Ginger & Rosa
The personal becomes political in Sally Potter's story about a girl who comes of age in England during the early Sixties.
"...Starring: Elle Fanning, Alice Englert, Alessandro Nivola, Christina Hendricks, Timothy Spall, Oliver Platt, Annette Bening and Jodhi May...."

April 12, 2013 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The King's Speech
Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, and Helena Bonham Carter act up a royal storm in this movie about King George VI of Great Britain overcoming his speech impediment.
"...Jennifer Ehle, Guy Pearce, Michael Gambon, Eve Best and Timothy Spall. We were colonists once, subjects of a crown,..."

Dec. 24, 2010 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
We're still wild about Harry, even though this new adventure prefers to flush pink with its lovesick teens than forward-thrust toward the mammoth battle of good vs. evil.
"...Broadbent, Robbie Coltrane, Michael Gambon, Alan Rickman, Maggie Smith, Timothy Spall, David Thewlis, Warwick Davis and Tom Felton. Before,..."

July 17, 2009 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Appaloosa
Ed Harris takes a turn behind the camera again in this Western in which he co-stars with Viggo Mortensen, Renée Zellweger, and Jeremy Irons.
"...Ed Harris, Viggo Mortensen, Renée Zellweger, Jeremy Irons and Timothy Spall. We've heard tell about the rebirth of the..."

Oct. 3, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

A Little Light Music
Branagh's a hambone, and he's better at comedy
"...it, here's the gist: it's the terrific character actor Timothy Spall zipping through "I Get a Kick Out of..."

Aug. 20, 2008 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Tim Burton's adaptation of the Stephen Sondheim classic shows just how dull violent retribution can be when it's all someone ever talks (or, in this case, sings) about.
"...Burton. Starring: Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman, Timothy Spall, Sacha Baron Cohen, Jamie Campbell Bower, Laura Michelle..."

Dec. 21, 2007 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Enchanted
Romance, dry satire, and musical comedy blend in this new Disney film, which stars a delightful Amy Adams.
"...Starring: Amy Adams, Patrick Dempsey, James Marsden, Susan Sarandon, Timothy Spall, Rachel Covey and Idina Menzel. It’s difficult to..."

Nov. 23, 2007 Movie Review by Toddy Burton

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
This fourth Potter film is qualitatively different from the first three: It doesn’t linger on the gothic curlicues of the source material, and it emphasizes the emotional development of its characters with dramatic interplay rather than expressionistic, atmospheric gloom.
"...Jason Isaacs, Gary Oldman, Alan Rickman, Maggie Smith and Timothy Spall. Don’t fear the trembling of the skeptics: Newell..."

Nov. 18, 2005 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events
Thankfully, the dark tone of the beloved childrens books is carried over to the screen, and the terrific performances and production design provide extra lift.
"...Law, Emily Browning, Liam Aiken, Kara Hoffman, Shelby Hoffman, Timothy Spall, Billy Connolly, Cedric the Entertainer, Luis Guzmán, Jennifer..."

Dec. 17, 2004 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Last Samurai
Tom Cruise turns Japanese.
"...Directed by: Edward Zwick. Starring: Tom Cruise, Ken Watanabe, Timothy Spall, Hiroyuki Sanada, Tony Goldwyn and Billy Connolly. The..."

Dec. 5, 2003 Movie Review by Steve Davis

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