Monthly Archives: October 2004

THEATRE REVIEW: Sam Shepherd’s ‘Buried Child’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – A sheet of rain fades to the coyote howl of a guitar and in a rundown farmhouse an old man on a couch coughs, reaches for his whiskey and resumes a shouted conversation with his … Continue reading

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TV REVIEW: ‘Sex Traffic’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – The men who trade in women that are bought and sold into prostitution have a simple way to distract the police when they ship them between countries. They throw one of them overboard. When the … Continue reading

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Gabriel Yared wins top prizes at 2004 World Soundtrack Awards

By Ray Bennett GHENT, Belgium – “Cold Mountain” composer Gabriel Yared (pictured) was the big winner in the 2004 World Soundtrack Awards. He picked up prizes for composer of the year and best soundtrack during ceremonies Saturday night at the … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: John Barry and Don Black’s ‘Brighton Rock’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Composer John Barry and lyricist Don Black have laboured long and hard to make a musical out of Graham Greene’s 1938 crime novel “Brighton Rock,” but the challenge has turned out to be beyond them. … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: Maria Goos’ ‘Cloaca’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – The first play that Kevin Spacey has chosen to direct in his first season as artistic director of the Old Vic Theatre Company is curiously flat and uninvolving. Dutch playwright Maria Goos’ story of four … Continue reading

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FILM REVIEW: Matthew Vaughn’s ‘Layer Cake’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – In Matthew Vaughn’s cleverly made British gangster film, the thing crooks always overlook is that the criminal world, like the English class system, is made up of layers. It’s very dangerous to forget what layer … Continue reading

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