Monthly Archives: March 2006

THEATRE REVIEW: ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Alex Kingston has taken a demotion from the doctor’s role she played on “ER” and has a change of uniform, but she’s still very much in charge of things as the domineering Nurse Ratched in … Continue reading

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TV REVIEW: Bill Nighy, Emily Blunt in ‘Gideon’s Daughter’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – No one does preoccupied better than Bill Nighy and playing to his strength as a serenely detached public relations guru just about saves writer/director Stephen Poliakoff’s ponderous story of family alienation, “Gideon’s Daughter.” The film … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: ‘Period of Adjustment’ by Tennessee Williams

By Ray Bennett LONDON – “Period of Adjustment” was a rare stab at comedy by Tennessee Williams but whatever humor there might be in the dialog is lost in the Almeida’s current revival, which depends on exaggerated Southern accents for … Continue reading

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FILM REVIEW: Julia Taylor-Stanley’s ‘These Foolish Things’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Like a romance-novel version of one of Michael Palin’s “Ripping Yarns,” Julia Taylor-Stanley’s costume picture “These Foolish Things” has a dewy-eyed heroine, two rivals for her affection, kindly aunts, dastardly villains, and irony-free dialogue guaranteed … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: Arthur Miller’s ‘Resurrection Blues’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Still full of mischief after all these years, maverick director Robert Altman’s iconoclastic touch does wonders for Arthur Miller’s last play, “Resurrection Blues,” a clunky political satire that is having virtually its world premiere at … Continue reading

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