Tag Archives: Amy Adams

KFMF: Krakow salutes one of its own: Abel Korzeniowski

By Ray Bennett Krakow – Composer Abel Korzeniowski, who left Poland to find success scoring films in Hollywood, was given the key to the city of his birth and standing ovations following a concert of his music at the ICE … Continue reading

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Notes ahead of the 2017 Academy Awards

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Repeat screenings of the Academy Awards nominees serve to reinforce original impressions so while I doubt that it will win, my choice for best picture remains Denis Villeneuve’s profound sci-fi picture “Arrival” (pictured). Kenneth Lonergan’s … Continue reading

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My Top 10 Movie picks for 2016

By Ray Bennett In a year that has featured many fine films with splendid performances by women, the movie I enjoyed the most was Denis Villeneuve’s “Arrival” starring Amy Adams (pictured). In my review from the Toronto International Film Festival, … Continue reading

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“Love and Friendship’, ‘Moonlight’ top London critics noms

By Ray Bennett Very pleased to see that Kate Beckinsale (pictured right) has won two nominations in the 37th London Critics’ Circle Awards for her sparkling performance in Whit Stillman’s Jane Austen adaptation “Love and Friendship”, which garnered seven nominations … Continue reading

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TIFF2016: Women lead the way at Toronto fest

By Ray Bennett TORONTO – The big talking point at the 41st annual Toronto International Film Festival, which ended Sunday, was the sheer number of films that featured high-profile performances by women. Around 400 titles were screened at the shindig, … Continue reading

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TIFF FILM REVIEW: Tom Ford’s ‘Nocturnal Animals’

By Ray Bennett TORONTO – Tom Ford’s “Nocturnal Animals”, starring Amy Adams and Jake Gylenhaal, is a handsome but fragmented drama about a woman in her 40s who feels alienated from life until a novel written by a former husband … Continue reading

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TIFF FILM REVIEW: Denis Villeneuve’s ‘Arrival’

By Ray Bennett TORONTO – Science-fiction movies that threaten to depict creatures from outer-space generally leave me cold but Denis Villeneuve’s “Arrival” presents a plausible “what if?” grounded in a contemplative question for humankind with another standout performance by Amy … Continue reading

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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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TIFF FILM REVIEW: Paul Thomas Anderson’s ‘The Master’

By Ray Bennett TORONTO – Paul Thomas Anderson’s complex and accomplished film “The Master” addresses the conflict between the puritan and hedonist traditions of the United States as it adjusts to its new potential and place in the world after … Continue reading

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