Tag Archives: BAFTA

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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Walter Salles has it right about violence and silence

By Ray Bennett Walter Salles, whose new film “Linha de Passe”, about a mother and her four sons struggling to get by in Sao Paulo, Brazil, opens in the U.K. Friday, says there are two things that bother him about … Continue reading

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FILM REVIEW: Werner Herzog’s ‘Rescue Dawn’

By Ray Bennett Filmmaker Werner Herzog was in a playful mood Monday evening in a Q&A following a BAFTA screening of his new movie “Rescue Dawn” at the Curzon Soho in London. An often harrowing but ultimately uplifting real life … Continue reading

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Alfonso Cuaron was shaken by Bond, but not stirred

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Mexican filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron (pictured) says he was going to make a James Bond picture until Joel Coen talked him out of it. Speaking in a Q&A at BAFTA in London on Friday, the director … Continue reading

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Helen Mirren wins Critics’ Circle’s top award

Helen Mirren was awarded with Critics’ Circle’s 2006 Award for Distinguished Service to the Arts at a lunch at the National Theatre on April 11. The star of the film “The Queen” and TV’s “Elizabeth I”has already won the Oscar, BAFTA, … Continue reading

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