Monthly Archives: January 2014

Simon Russell Beale’s ‘King Lear’ headed to cinema screens

By Ray Bennett LONDON – The National Theatre announced that NT Live will show the landmark Sam Mendes production of “King Lear” starring Simon Russell Beale on cinema screens across the UK and around the world on May 1. It is … Continue reading

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FILM REVIEW: The Coen Bros.’ ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – In the 1960s, the sign that it was time to leave a party was when the humourless bloke with the beard pulled out his guitar. The Coen Bros. make that guy the focus of “Inside … Continue reading

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FILM REVIEW: Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Martin Scorsese’s “The Wolf of Wall Street” is a blend of “Wall Street” without the great speeches, “Caligula” with the decadence and the porn and “Scarface” with the drugs but without the machine guns. It’s … Continue reading

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‘American Hustle’, ‘Gravity’ top Oscar nominations

By Ray Bennett “American Hustle” and “Gravity” picked up 10 nominations apiece including best picture to lead the pack in the Academy Awards to be presented on March 2.

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’12 Years a Slave’, ‘American Hustle’ win Golden Globes

By Ray Bennett Steve McQueen’s epic “12 Years a Slave”, released in cinemas here on Jan. 10 by eOne, was named best film drama at the Golden Globe Awards and “American Hustle”, which Entertainment released in cinemas on Dec. 20, … Continue reading

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‘Gravity’ leads Bafta film awards nominations

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Warner Bros.’ space thriller “Gravity” leads the British Academy Film Awards nominations with 11 including best picture, best director for Alfonso Cuaron and best actress for Sandra Bullock.

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