Tag Archives: Artificial Eye

What an Oscar or Bafta means to home entertainment

By Ray Bennett The Oscars and the Bafta Film Awards generate huge publicity but it’s very hard to say how much they benefit specific titles. HMV’s Andy Anderson observes drolly that the best case scenario for a film in awards … Continue reading

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‘The Master’, ‘Amour’ top London critics awards nominations

By Ray Bennett Entertainment Film’s “The Master” and Artificial Eye’s “Amour” topped the 33rd London Critics’ Circle Film Awards nominations with seven each including film of the year. “The Master”, which Entertainment in Video will release on Blu-ray and DVD … Continue reading

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FILM REVIEW: Brian Welsh’s ‘In Our Name’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – A sober portrait of a returning soldier who suffers from post-combat stress, “In Our Name” holds suspense without melodrama and features an outstanding performance as the British Army private by Joanne Froggatt (pictured).

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CANNES FILM REVIEW: Andrea Arnold’s ‘Fish Tank’

By Ray Bennett CANNES — Following her Festival de Cannes Jury Prize-winning debut feature “Red Road” in 2006, British director Andrea Arnold creates another vivid portrait of a woman in Competition entry “Fish Tank,” in which newcomer Katie Jarvis (pictured) … Continue reading

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FILM REVIEWS: ‘The Family Friend’ and ‘Eden’

By Ray Bennett Two intriguing but very different character studies are on display in films released in the U.K. today. Paolo Sorrentino’s creepy “The Family Friend” (L’Amico di Famiglia) is about an Italian moneylender who ruthlessly exploits everyone he encounters … Continue reading

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