Monthly Archives: May 2006

THEATRE REVIEW: Stephen Sondheim’s ‘Sunday in the Park with George’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Sometimes it requires an impeccable production to reveal the true beauties of a difficult show and Stephen Sondheim’s “Sunday in the Park with George” has that in the wonderful Menier Chocolate Factory staging now at … Continue reading

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CANNES FILM REVIEW: Francisco Vargas’s ‘El Violin’

By Ray Bennett CANNES — Brutal military repression looks the same everywhere and Francisco Vargas’ striking and poetic film “The Violin” in Un Certain Regard offers a plaintive cry on behalf of the oppressed.

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TV REVIEW: Ray Winstone in ‘All In the Game’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Ray Winstone at full throttle is like a force of nature and he’s firing on all cylinders as a passionate but corrupt English Premier League soccer manager in the scalding sports drama ‘All In the … Continue reading

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MUSIC REVIEW: Morrissey at the Alexandra Palace

By Ray Bennett LONDON – The town crier of angst, former Smiths front man Morrissey filled the capacious Alexandra Palace for the first London concert of his current tour Monday, but he looked too bored, tanned and well fed to … Continue reading

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