Monthly Archives: February 2008

BERLIN FILM REVIEW: ‘Lemon Tree’ by Eran Riklis

By Ray Bennett BERLIN – Taking its cue from the old song, the fruit of Eran Riklis’ wise and poignant film “Lemon Tree” is as unpalatable as the age-old and relentless friction between Israel and the West Bank. It’s a … Continue reading

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A musical tale of ‘Atonement’ and a special typewriter

By Ray Bennett LONDON — Writing plays a major role in Joe Wright’s Oscar- and BAFTA-nominated feature “Atonement”, so composer Dario Marianelli decided that the sound of a typewriter went perfectly with what he had in mind for the score. … Continue reading

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Berlin 2008: Too much moss on Scorsese’s Stones

By Ray Bennett BERLIN – The Rolling Stones’ concert documentary “Shine a Light,” which had its world premiere tonight at the Berlin International Film Festival, is a major disappointment for anyone who hopes to see a film that captures the … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: Lucinda Coxon’s ‘Happy Now?’

  By Ray Bennett An attempted out-of-town pickup prompts an overburdened wife, mother, daughter and businesswoman to question her grasp on happiness in Lucinda Coxon’s new play, “Happy Now?” In its world premiere on the National Theatre’s Cottesloe stage, the … Continue reading

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So long, Marko

  My friend Mark Schwed has died. The Los Angeles Herald Examiner. Corky’s bar at 11th and Broadway. Dan Tana’s, Stoli rocks. Poker nights, Marlboro Lights. Enough laughter for a lifetime. The best kind of newspaperman. The best kind of … Continue reading

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