Monthly Archives: December 2013

Top 10 movies of 2013

By Ray Bennett It’s a very tough call to rank the best movies of 2013 as the top bunch are all so good, but here’s my list:

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FILM REVIEW: Robert Redford in ‘All Is Lost’

By Ray Bennett Robert Redford gives a career-best performance as a man alone in peril aboard a sailing craft in the Indian Ocean in J. C. Chandor’s first-class thriller “All Is Lost”.

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FILM REVIEW: David O’ Russell’s ‘American Hustle’

By Ray Bennett The jazziest American filmmaker since Robert Altman, David O’Russell makes it three top-flight jams in a row with his rambunctious and hugely enjoyable comedy “American Hustle”. Like Altman, Russell assembles expert side-men and women, provides the key … Continue reading

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34th London Film Critics’ Circle Awards nominations

British director Steve McQueen’s “12 Years a Slave” (pictured), which 20th Century Fox will release in the UK on Jan. 10, has claimed nine London Film Critics’ Circle Awards nominations including best film. Other films with multiple nominations include “Philomena” … Continue reading

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FILM REVIEW: Alexander Payne’s ‘Nebraska’

By Ray Bennett Alexander Payne’s “Nebraska” is as rich and engaging as its monochrome images of the American northwest are crisp and daunting. A road picture about dashed aspirations and misguided dreams with some kind of redemption, it’s like a … Continue reading

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FILM PREVIEW: Will and Ben: funny men

By Ray Bennett American comedian Will Ferrell gives fans what they want in December with a return to his cult alter ego Ron Burgundy in “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues” while Ben Stiller fulfils a long held dream to re-make … Continue reading

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