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FILM REVIEW: Christopher Nolan’s ‘Dunkirk’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Christopher Nolan’s “Dunkirk” is a spectacular fireworks show filled with exciting action but as a record of an iconic World War II event it falls short and as human drama it’s a damp squib. When … Continue reading

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TIFF FILM REVIEW: Keira Knightley in ‘Anna Karenina’

By Ray Bennett TORONTO – With a smart and entertaining script by Tom Stoppard and vital contributions from his creative team, Joe Wright has rendered a sumptuous film version of “Anna Karenina” starring Keira Knightley (pictured) that will cause a … Continue reading

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A musical tale of ‘Atonement’ and a special typewriter

By Ray Bennett LONDON — Writing plays a major role in Joe Wright’s Oscar- and BAFTA-nominated feature “Atonement”, so composer Dario Marianelli decided that the sound of a typewriter went perfectly with what he had in mind for the score. … Continue reading

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VENICE FILM REVIEW: Joe Wright’s ‘Atonement’

By Ray Bennett VENICE – “Atonement,” Ian McEwan’s best-selling novel of love thwarted by juvenile fantasy, ranks among the best novel adaptations of recent times. With compelling, charismatic performances by Keira Knightley and James McAvoy (pictured)  as the lovers and a stunning … Continue reading

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‘Atonement’: Striking all the right notes in Venice

By Ray Bennett VENICE – Composer Dario Marianelli has created a wonderfully inventive score for Joe Wright’s new film “Atonement,” which features the tapping of typewriter keys as percussion. It’s a very effective device that plays off the title and it … Continue reading

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