Tag Archives: Warner Bros.

FILM REVIEW: Christopher Nolan’s ‘Dunkirk’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Christopher Nolan’s “Dunkirk” is a spectacular fireworks show filled with exciting action but as a record of an iconic World War II event it falls short and as human drama it’s a damp squib. When … Continue reading

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FILM REVIEW: Christopher Nolan’s ‘Interstellar’

By Ray Bennett Christopher Nolan’s entertaining sci-fi epic “Interstellar” is a swashbuckling adventure set in the far reaches of space with a mix of scientific fact and flimflam, and lots of black holes, wormholes and plot holes.

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TIFF FILM REVIEW: ‘This Is Where I Leave You’

By Ray Bennett TORONTO – Shawn Levy’s empty comedy “This Is Where I Leave You” has the same premise as last year’s “August: Osage County” as a family gathers reluctantly upon the death of a father but it replaces hateful … Continue reading

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TIFF FILM REVIEW: Downey Jr. and Duvall in ‘The Judge’

By Ray Bennett Robert Downey Jr. stakes a claim as a serious actor in David Dobkin’s family and courtroom drama “The Judge” and thanks largely to past master Robert Duvall he makes it. It’s a familiar tale. The two stars … Continue reading

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‘Gravity’ leads Bafta film awards nominations

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Warner Bros.’ space thriller “Gravity” leads the British Academy Film Awards nominations with 11 including best picture, best director for Alfonso Cuaron and best actress for Sandra Bullock.

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FILM REVIEW: Woody Allen’s ‘Blue Jasmine’

By Ray Bennett TORONTO: Woody Allen’s “Blue Jasmine” is the work of a seasoned filmmaker in full command of his considerable gifts as he tells of two sisters who each in their way rely on the kindness of strangers. Cate … Continue reading

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UK video sales down but signs good, says BVA

By Ray Bennett Total video entertainment sales across all platforms were down year-on-year by 5.7% to £1.012 billion with an 18% increase in digital video transactions in the first half of 2011, according to figures released  by the British Video … 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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FILM REVIEW: Charlotte Church in ‘I’ll Be There’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – “I’ll Be There” follows the Elvis Presley pattern of how to introduce a hot young musical talent to the movies – in this case, Welsh classical singer Charlotte Church – and it’s the right way … Continue reading

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