Tag Archives: Ben Whishaw

Cheers to our Will, not sorry old George

By Ray Bennett Today is St. George’s Day named for the patron saint of several places  such as Aragon, Catalonia, Ethiopia, Georgia, Greece, Lithuania, Palestine, Portugal and Russia. Oh, and England. We English, of course, don’t mark April 23 in … Continue reading

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CANNES FILM REVIEW: Jane Campion’s ‘Bright Star’

By Ray Bennett CANNES – A treat for romantics and those who take their poetry seriously, Australian director Jane Campion’s gorgeously filmed Festival de Cannes Competition entry “Bright Star” might not be a joy forever but it will do until … Continue reading

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FILM REVIEW: Matthew Vaughn’s ‘Layer Cake’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – In Matthew Vaughn’s cleverly made British gangster film, the thing crooks always overlook is that the criminal world, like the English class system, is made up of layers. It’s very dangerous to forget what layer … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: Ben Whishaw in Trevor Nunn’s ‘Hamlet’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Trevor Nunn’s breathtaking new production of “Hamlet” sees the Danish prince as James Dean in “East of Eden,” an immature and deeply torn young man whose love for his father and conflicted feelings for his … Continue reading

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