Monthly Archives: September 2005

THEATRE REVIEW: Christopher Hampton’s ‘The Philanthropist’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Christopher Hampton’s bland 1970 sex comedy “The Philanthropist”, revived at the Donmar Warehouse, boasts a wonderfully expressive performance by Simon Russell Beale but its story of a blinkered, shy and uncritical English professor who is … Continue reading

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VENICE FILM REVIEW: Werner Herzog’s ‘Wild Blue Yonder’

By Ray Bennett VENICE – When Brad Dourif stares at the camera, as he does in Werner Herzog’s science fiction fantasy “The Wild Blue Yonder,” and says, “I come from the outer reaches of Andromeda. I am an alien,” you’re … Continue reading

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VENICE FILM REVIEW: Lasse Hallstrom’s ‘Casanova’

By Ray Bennett VENICE – Movies with the name Casanova in the title have almost always been stinkers so it’s bold of Lasse Hallstrom to call his film simply “Casanova”, but it turns out to be a welcome exception to … Continue reading

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