Monthly Archives: September 2011

TIFF: Sunshine, music and Liona Boyd at the CFC picnic

One of the treats at the Toronto International Film Festival is Norman Jewison’s annual picnic at the Canadian Film Centre and it was a pleasure there today to meet the London-born Canadian classical guitarist Liona Boyd. We have Notting Hill, … Continue reading

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TIFF FILM REVIEW: ‘Moneyball’ starring Brad Pitt

By Ray Bennett TORONTO – “Moneyball” is very much about baseball, a traditional sports yarn about trying to beat the odds, but it is much more about family, breaking with tradition and economics, and it allows Brad Pitt to show … Continue reading

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TIFF FILM REVIEW: George Clooney’s ‘The Ides of March’

By Ray Bennett TORONTO – The title “The Ides of March” gives away what George Clooney thinks about politics: it’s a place where people will stab you in the front. As director, star and one of the writers, Clooney delivers … Continue reading

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WSA Discovery of the Year nominees announced

The World Soundtrack Awards have named the five nominees for their Discovery of the Year Award for 2011, to be presented during the 11th annual celebration and concert to be held at the end of the Ghent Film Festival in … Continue reading

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Titles set for 16 days of movies at London Film Festival

The BFI London Film Festival announced the full schedule for its 55th edition to run Oct. 12-27 with a total of 204 fiction and documentary features, including 13 World Premieres, 18 International Premieres and 22 European Premieres. There also will … Continue reading

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FILM REVIEW: ‘Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – The pleasures of a John le Carré novel on top of the sublime writing come less from plot than from atmosphere and character and that is why his best spy novels make splendid miniseries, not … Continue reading

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