Tag Archives: Jim Broadbent

FILM REVIEW: ‘The Sense of an Ending’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – The problem with Ritesh Bafra’s new film “The Sense of an Ending”, which opens in the U.K. today, is that it makes very little sense and it has no ending. Reviews of the Man Booker … Continue reading

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FILM REVIEW: Saoirse Ronan in John Crowley’s ‘Brooklyn’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – A finely nuanced performance by Saoirse Ronan as a young Irish ex-pat in New York is one of the many pleasures of John Crowley’s warm and entertaining “Brooklyn”.

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FILM REVIEW: Meryl Streep in ‘The Iron Lady’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Like lawyers for the defence with their clients, actors do not ask if the characters they play are guilty or not, they seek only to give a good account of them. Meryl Streep cannot be … Continue reading

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CANNES FILM REVIEW: Mike Leigh’s ‘Another Year’

By Ray Bennett CANNES – Mike Leigh’s latest slice of British life picture is titled “Another Year,” and many viewers will be grateful it’s just the one. Acutely observed but gloomy and lacking narrative, it tells of 12 months in … Continue reading

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TV REVIEW: Jimmy McGovern’s ‘The Street’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Marital strife fierce and unsettling comes flying in the opening scene of the first episode of Jimmy McGovern’s new BBC series “The Street,” and it sets the tone for a show that brings fresh imagination … Continue reading

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FILM REVIEW: Stephen Fry’s ‘Bright Young Things’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Stephen Fry’s “Bright Young Things” will be judged at two levels: as an adaptation of Evelyn Waugh’s classic novel “Vile Bodies” and as a film on its own merits. Possibly torn between the two, writer/director … Continue reading

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