Tag Archives: Penelope Cruz

FILM REVIEW: ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow is back in excellent form for his fourth adventure in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, which is more serious in the hands of a new director, Rob … Continue reading

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FILM REVIEW: Penelope Cruz in Almodovar’s ‘Broken Embraces’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Aside from the fact that one is a genuine film artist while the other is an annoying twerp, the difference between the sublime Pedro Almodovar and the ridiculous Quentin Tarantino can be seen in their … Continue reading

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CANNES FILM REVIEW BRIEF: ‘Vicky Cristina Barcelona’

By Ray Bennett CANNES – Woody Allen and cinematographer Javier Aguirresarobe (“The Sea Inside,” “The Others”) make the most of the scenery in the comedy “Vicky Cristina Barcelona”, which screened Out of Competition at the Festival de Cannes, but the … Continue reading

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BERLIN FILM REVIEW: Penelope Cruz in ‘Elegy’

By Ray Bennett BERLIN – With some fine naturalistic acting, Penelope Cruz just about saves Isabel Coixet’s gloomy drama “Elegy” from drowning in the drippy male fantasies of author Philip Roth, on whose short novel the film is based. Cruz … Continue reading

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