Monthly Archives: November 2014

FILM REVIEW: Tommy Lee Jones’s ‘The Homesman’

By Ray Bennett Tommy Lee Jones told me at a recent Bafta screening that he would not want to make a movie without composer Marco Beltrami and when you see his new film “The Homesman”, you can see why.

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Larry King on his lucky heart attack and love of smoking

By Ray Bennett Larry King turns 80 on today but the longtime TV interviewer almost didn’t make it to 60. He told me: “I got a lucky break. I had a heart attack.” One dark February morning in 1987, King signed … Continue reading

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Rock Hudson and the Hollywood AIDS scare

Rock Hudson, who would have been 90 years-old today, had a more significant impact on Hollywood when he died than in a long acting career that included “Giant” (pictured), 1960s comedies with Doris Day and TV series “McMillan & Wife”. … Continue reading

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FILM REVIEW: Christopher Nolan’s ‘Interstellar’

By Ray Bennett Christopher Nolan’s entertaining sci-fi epic “Interstellar” is a swashbuckling adventure set in the far reaches of space with a mix of scientific fact and flimflam, and lots of black holes, wormholes and plot holes.

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THEATRE REVIEW: ‘Made in Dagenham: The Musical’

By Ray Bennett David Arnold has seldom appeared happier. You can only imagine what it’s like to walk along the Strand in London and see the splash of colour at the Adelphi Theatre that proclaims your very first West End … Continue reading

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