Monthly Archives: July 2011

TIFF announces another great movie selection

By Ray Bennett After several years as a regular at the Venice International Film Festival, it was a pleasure last year to review films at the Toronto International Film Festival, and I hope to again this year. There’s a terrific set-up … Continue reading

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MUSIC REVIEW: CBSO plays film music by Anthony Hopkins

By Ray Bennett In an evening of film scores played impeccably by the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Howard Shore’s theme from “The Silence of the Lambs” caused shivers and every attempt was made to warn that Hannibal Lecter was … Continue reading

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A good man down: Brian Vallée dies

By Ray Bennett My good mate Brian Vallée died Saturday in a Toronto hospital after a fight with cancer. He was 70. That’s him in the centre of the photo with me and another great chum Ron Base on the … Continue reading

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Rita’s ‘Gilda’ gets digital polish for UK cinemas

By Ray Bennett Distributor Park Circus said that the 1946 Rita Hayworth film “Gilda”, in which she performed the hit song “Put The Blame On Mame”, will screen at the BFI as an all-new Digital Cinema Presentation that showcases Rudolph … Continue reading

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MEMORY LANE: The day I turned down Rupert Murdoch

By Ray Bennett Pardon me if I sound smug, but I’ve always felt good that I turned down an offer to work for Rupert Murdoch, and now I feel even better about it. I especially like the fact that I … Continue reading

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Glitz returns to the Festival de Cannes

By Ray Bennett CANNES – The champagne flowed like the old days at the 64th annual Festival de Cannes as the venerable film extravaganza drew filmmakers and stars, and lots of buyers and sellers doing business. Harvey Weinstein said it … Continue reading

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