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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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CANNES FILM BRIEF: Kelly Reichardt’s ‘Wendy and Lucy’

By Ray Bennett CANNES: Michelle Williams does her best but she cannot prevent Kelly Reichardt’s Un Certain Regard entry “Wendy and Lucy,” a weak tale about being broke and on the road in rural America, from dwindling into boredom. Prospects … Continue reading

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CANNES: Charles Kaufman’s ‘Synecdoche, New York’

By Ray Bennett CANNES – Oscar-winning screenwriter Charlie Kaufman’s first film as a director, “Synecdoche, New York,” will mesmerize some and mystify others, while many will be bored silly. It’s not a dream, Kaufman says, but it has a dreamlike … Continue reading

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