Monthly Archives: September 2006

THEATRE REVIEW: ‘A Moon for the Misbegotten’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – The Old Vic’s revival of Eugene O’Neill’s 1947 drama “A Moon for the Misbegotten” is a powerful demonstration of how superlative acting – in this case by Kevin Spacey, Eve Best and Colm Meaney  – can elevate … Continue reading

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MUSIC REVIEW: 50th anniversary of Fender Stratocaster

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Grinning like the Nashville cat that got the cream, Albert Lee showed up just often enough to lighten the mood in a long and surprisingly sober Wembley Arena charity concert by top guitarists called the … Continue reading

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VENICE FILM REVIEW: Alfonso Cuaron’s ‘Children of Men’

By Ray Bennett VENICE – In his gripping new thriller “Children of Men,” director Alfonso Cuaron takes the classic movie formula of a cynical tough guy required to see an innocent party to safe harbour and shoots it to pieces. … Continue reading

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VENICE FILM REVIEW: Binoche in ‘A Few Days in September’

By Ray Bennett VENICE – The title of Santiago Amigorena’s atmospheric post-Cold War thriller “A Few Days in September” sounds almost casual until it becomes clear that the year is 2001 and the few days are those leading up to … Continue reading

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