Tag Archives: Rosamund Pike

TIFF FILM REVIEW: Scott Cooper’s ‘Hostiles’

By Ray Bennett TORONTO – Scott Cooper opens his muscular Western tale “Hostiles” with a horrifying sequence of slaughter and he sustains a palpable level of dread as a group of travellers journey hundreds of miles through some of the … Continue reading

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TIFF FILM REVIEW: Amma Asante’s ‘A United Kingdom’

By Ray Bennett TORONTO – Amma Asante’s “A United Kingdom” tells with wit and relish the true story of the Forties romance between a black African Prince and a white English typist and the perils they face in both their … Continue reading

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FILM REVIEW: David Fincher’s ‘Gone Girl’

By Ray Bennett Gillian Flynn’s hit crime novel “Gone Girl” is great fun but it turns out the book’s huge plot twist is such a vital part of its enjoyment that many who enjoyed it will find the film a … Continue reading

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FILM REVIEW: Tom Cruise in ‘Jack Reacher’

By Ray Bennett For the millions of fans of crime writer Lee Child’s bestselling novels, Jack Reacher is 6-foot-5 with a barrel chest and fists like hams. Tom Cruise is not. For the majority of Cruise fans who have not … Continue reading

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TIFF FILM REVIEW: ‘Made in Dagenham’

By Ray Bennett TORONTO – The real-life tale of a group of female machinists who took on the Ford Motor Company in England and earned equal pay for women gets a rousing and entertaining telling in Nigel Cole’s crowd-pleasing “Made … Continue reading

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EDINBURGH FILM REVIEW: ‘Jackboots on Whitehall’

By Ray Bennett EDINBURGH – Some top UK stars, including Ewan McGregor, Alan Cumming, Tom Wilkinson and Rosamund Pike, lend their voices to the characters in “Jackboots on Whitehall,” a puppet animation comedy in the spirit of “Team America” but … Continue reading

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