Monthly Archives: September 2003

FILM REVIEW: Stephen Fry’s ‘Bright Young Things’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Stephen Fry’s “Bright Young Things” will be judged at two levels: as an adaptation of Evelyn Waugh’s classic novel “Vile Bodies” and as a film on its own merits. Possibly torn between the two, writer/director … Continue reading

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Kevin Costner in praise of ‘Cool Hand Luke’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Kevin Costner took time out from shooting Mike Binder’s “The Upside of Anger” in London on Sept. 14 to pay tribute to Paul Newman and his 1967 film “Cool Hand Luke” at an Indyssey Entertainment’s … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: Michael Frayn’s ‘Democracy’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Michael Frayn’s absorbing new play has a straightforward surface as it look at the years from 1969 to 1974 when Willy Brandt, played by Roger Allam, was chancellor of West Germany until he was brought … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: Anthony Sher’s ‘I.D.’ at the Almeida

By Ray Bennett LONDON – “I dream of a girl waiting for me somewhere in Africa,” says Demetrious Tsafendas, a man of very mixed heritage but mostly Greek and Mozambican who appears unable to settle anywhere. Mostly that’s due to … Continue reading

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