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FILM REVIEW: Richard Linklater’s ‘Boyhood’

By Ray Bennett Richard Linklater’s latest film is about a mother and her son and daughter but he has titled it “Boyhood” and it becomes clear that he sees it as an exercise in nostalgia. It will strike a chord … Continue reading

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FILM REVIEW: Robert Redford in ‘All Is Lost’

By Ray Bennett Robert Redford gives a career-best performance as a man alone in peril aboard a sailing craft in the Indian Ocean in J. C. Chandor’s first-class thriller “All Is Lost”.

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FILM REVIEW: Woe are they: ‘Les Miserables’

By Ray Bennett Fans of the musical “Les Miserables” guarantee that it will make you cry, and they are right. Like the stage show, the film is a near three-hour wallow in a swamp of misery with an endless litany … Continue reading

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Video earns 50% of film revenues, says the BVA

By Ray Bennett The British Video Association has produced a report called “Ready To Face The Future” with case studies of titles such as “Paul”, “Senna” and “The Inbetweeners Movie” that show one half of feature film revenue comes from … Continue reading

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MUSIC REVIEW: Elbow make it a beautiful day at Wembley

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Mercury Prize and Brit Award winners Elbow are the best band in the land. London’s Wembley Arena on March 14 was jammed to the rafters for a two-hour concert that showed the Bury lads at … Continue reading

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FILM REVIEW: Edgar Wright’s ‘Shaun of the Dead’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – A great joke is recycled to very funny effect at the start of this engaging zombie movie spoof. In “Love at First Bite” in 1979, George Hamilton fetched up in full Dracula regalia on the … Continue reading

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