Monthly Archives: July 2014

THEATRE REVIEW: ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’

By Ray Bennett Simon Brett’s adaptation of “The Importance of Being Earnest” at the Harold Pinter Theatre is not a straightforward production of the classic Oscar Wilde comedy as all the performers are far too old for their characters but … Continue reading

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Alan Rickman’s ‘A Little Chaos’ to close TIFF

By Ray Bennett The Toronto International Film Festival announced that its closing film will be Alan Rickman’s period romance “A Little Chaos” starring Kate Winslet and Matthias Schoenhaerts, which Lionsgate will release in the UK.

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‘The Imitation Game’ to open London film fest

By Ray Bennett “The Imitation Game” starring Benedict Cumberbatch as World War II code-breaker Alan Turing will be the opening film at the 58th BFI London Film Festival on Oct. 8 with simultaneous showings of the red-carpet event in cinemas … Continue reading

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So long, Gentleman Jim Garner …

By Ray Bennett Three times I interviewed James Garner, who has died aged 86, once in a long phone call and twice on set in Hollywood, and each time it was because he agreed to talk about someone else.

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FILM REVIEW: Richard Linklater’s ‘Boyhood’

By Ray Bennett Richard Linklater’s latest film is about a mother and her son and daughter but he has titled it “Boyhood” and it becomes clear that he sees it as an exercise in nostalgia. It will strike a chord … Continue reading

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Monty Python show set to be biggest for Event Cinema

By Ray Bennett Picturehouse Entertainment said that its July 20 screening of “Monty Python Live (Mostly): One Down, Five to Go” will be the biggest Event Cinema broadcast yet seen in the UK.

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