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FILM REVIEW: Daniel Craig as James Bond in ‘Spectre’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – The latest James Bond film, “Spectre”, has grossed around $800 million around the world, so it’s clear that the filmmakers know what sells. It’s just a shame that it’s not really a James Bond film. … Continue reading

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‘Skyfall’ tops $287m in 10 days

By Ray Bennett “Skyfall” in the UK grossed £53.7 million in 10 days after the James Bond train steamed past the all-time UK 7-day box office record with £37.2 million ($60 million) in the first week of the Sony Pictures … Continue reading

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FILM REVIEW: Daniel Craig in ‘Quantum of Solace’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – The meanest and leanest James Bond film yet, “Quantum of Solace” is a breathless splash of high-speed action that hurtles from one reckless chase to another. There’s not much solace and few words as the … Continue reading

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FILM REVIEW: Daniel Craig in ‘Flashbacks of a Fool’

By Ray Bennett LONDON — A burned-out movie star recalls the youthful trauma that drove him away from home in “Flashbacks of a Fool,” which despite a clunky title and a conventional structure proves a welcome diversion from 007 for … Continue reading

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FILM REVIEW: Chris Weitz’s ‘The Golden Compass’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Philip Pullman’s trilogy of secular children’s adventures, “His Dark Materials,” was a welcome antidote to the religiosity of C. S. Lewis’ “Narnia” books although equally difficult to read for anyone past adolescence. Somehow, the National … Continue reading

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FILM REVIEW: Matthew Vaughn’s ‘Layer Cake’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – In Matthew Vaughn’s cleverly made British gangster film, the thing crooks always overlook is that the criminal world, like the English class system, is made up of layers. It’s very dangerous to forget what layer … Continue reading

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