Monthly Archives: September 2012

TIFF FILM REVIEW: Jake Gyllenhaal in ‘End of Watch’

By Ray Bennett TORONTO – David Ayer, whose screenwriting credits include “Training Day” (2001) and “S.W.A.T.” (2003), shows the Los Angeles Police Department in a glowing light in “End of Watch” but it’s still a tense and engaging crime picture. … Continue reading

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TIFF FILM REVIEW: Dustin Hoffman directs ‘Quartet’

By Ray Bennett TORONTO – Dustin Hoffman has worked with many of the best film directors so it’s no wonder that some of their talents have rubbed off to make his debut film as director such a pleasure. No question … Continue reading

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TIFF FILM REVIEW: Joseph Gordon-Levitt in ‘Looper’

By Ray Bennett TORONTO – Ryan Johnson’s “Looper”, which opened the Toronto International Film Festival, is a time-travel science fiction adventure that has plenty of action but still takes time to deal with human drama and ask existential questions. It … Continue reading

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TIFF FILM REVIEW: Keira Knightley in ‘Anna Karenina’

By Ray Bennett TORONTO – With a smart and entertaining script by Tom Stoppard and vital contributions from his creative team, Joe Wright has rendered a sumptuous film version of “Anna Karenina” starring Keira Knightley (pictured) that will cause a … Continue reading

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Toronto International Film Festival kicks off

By Ray Bennett The 37th annual Toronto International Film Festival gets under way on Sept. 6 with the world premiere of “Looper” and a slate that will include several new British movies including an animated tribute to Monty Python’s Graham … Continue reading

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