Monthly Archives: January 2010

FILM REVIEW: Andy Serkis in ‘Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Rowdy and a bit ragged but wholly entertaining, Mat Whitecross’s “Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll” is a biopic of British punk rocker Ian Dury with a sensational lead performance by Andy Serkis, best … Continue reading

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‘Up’ director Pete Docter talks about his fly-away hit

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Pete Docter says that many people seem to have the impression that making computer animation is easy: “Somehow, they think, oh, it’s computers. You just type in ‘make movie’ and enter. They have the thought … Continue reading

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‘Up In the Air’ tops my 2009 Top 10 list

By Ray Bennett Jason Reitman’s ‘Up In the Air’, starring George Clooney and Vera Farmiga (pictured) with Anna Kendrick, is my pick as the best movie released in the United States in 2009. My Top 10 list for The Hollywood … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: Keira Knightley in ‘The Misanthrope’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Keira Knightley has chosen well for her West End stage debut as a spoiled young movie star who is the center of attention in Martin Crimp’s rhymed update of Moliere’s “The Misanthrope.” She gets to … Continue reading

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