Mike Leigh (Secrets & Lies, Vera Drake) writes and directs this biopic covering the last quarter century in the life of eccentric British landscape painter J.M.W. Turner. Timothy Spall (Peter Pettigrew in the Harry Potter series) stars at the titular artist/womanizer. Even Turner's own biographer once admitted that the guy wasn't very interesting—but Leigh manages to find the drama in this very private man's personal life. Leigh is assisted immensely by Spall's born-to-play-it performance and by his glorious longtime cinematographer Dick Pope.150 minutes R.