Monthly Archives: July 2009

THEATRE REVIEW: Rachel Weisz in ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – A knockout performance by Rachel Weisz as Blanche DuBois is the main reason to see “A Streetcar Named Desire,” running at London’s Donmar Warehouse through October 3. But the production has many other riches. Tony-winning … Continue reading

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‘McCabe & Mrs. Miller’ villain Hugh Millais dies at 79

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Hugh Millais, who utters the fateful line that changes everything for John McCabe in my all-time favorite movie, Robert Altman’s “McCabe & Mrs. Miller” (1971), has died aged 79. As the menacing Butler, who comes to … Continue reading

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In praise of Coffee Crisp, the great Canadian candy bar

The best candy bar in the world is (tragically) very hard to find in the U.K. Whenever I am in Canada, the one thing I always make sure to bring back to the U.K. is a bunch of candy bars … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: Ronald Harwood’s ‘Taking Sides’, ‘Collaboration’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – British playwright Ronald Harwood’s 1995 play “Taking Sides” and his latest, “Collaboration,” presented in tandem at the Duchess Theatre in London’s West End, each deal with people trapped in the quagmire of Nazi Germany and … Continue reading

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