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FILM REVIEW: Ricky Gervais’s ‘Cemetery Junction’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant have somehow contrived to leave behind all the acute observation and wit of their TV hits, “The Office” and “Extras,” in “Cemetery Junction,” their first feature film as writers and … 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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TV REVIEW: The new ‘Doctor’ prognosis is excellent

By Ray Bennett “All the world’s a stage,” says the doctor. “Hmm,” says the playwright, “I might use that.” As the playwright is William Shakespeare, you know he will. One of the pleasures of the reinvented “Doctor Who” series, returning … Continue reading

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