Tag Archives: Sam Mendes

FILM REVIEW: Daniel Craig as James Bond in ‘Spectre’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – The latest James Bond film, “Spectre”, has grossed around $800 million around the world, so it’s clear that the filmmakers know what sells. It’s just a shame that it’s not really a James Bond film. … Continue reading

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Simon Russell Beale’s ‘King Lear’ headed to cinema screens

By Ray Bennett LONDON – The National Theatre announced that NT Live will show the landmark Sam Mendes production of “King Lear” starring Simon Russell Beale on cinema screens across the UK and around the world on May 1. It is … Continue reading

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‘Skyfall’ tops $287m in 10 days

By Ray Bennett “Skyfall” in the UK grossed £53.7 million in 10 days after the James Bond train steamed past the all-time UK 7-day box office record with £37.2 million ($60 million) in the first week of the Sony Pictures … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: ‘As You Like It’, ‘The Tempest’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Sam Mendes brings his Bridge Project back to the Old Vic for the second year but while the pairing of “As You Like It” and “The Tempest” makes enjoyable theater, the productions lack the vitality … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: ‘The Cherry Orchard’ and ‘The Winter’s Tale’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Simon Russell Beale leads a splendid British and American cast in William Shakespeare’s “The Winter’s Tale” and Anton Chekhov’s “The Cherry Orchard” as the Bridge Project – which began at the Brooklyn Academy of Music … Continue reading

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