Movie Review: Mr. Turner - Go toward the light

December 17, 2014 1:25 PM

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Had he been born in a different time and place, painter J.M.W. Turner might have been a member of the Hudson River School, a group of artists who worked in the second half of the 19th century, after Turner's 1851 death.

Like those painters, Turner was a master of capturing light in his landscapes, imbuing them with an almost incandescent quality that foresaw the rise of impressionism. It's something the director Mike Leigh and cinematographer capture beautifully in Mr. Turner, their sometimes thrilling, sometimes o...

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