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A nod from Orson Welles was good enough

By Ray Bennett LONDON – I never spoke to Orson Welles – who was born 100 years ago today and will be the subject of a two-month season at the BFI Southbank – but he did respond with a nod … Continue reading

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Restored Orson Welles classic set for re-release

By Ray Bennett Park Circus said it will release Orson Welles’s classic 1947 film noir “The Lady From Shanghai” with a new 4K restoration in UK cinemas on July 25. The exhibitor said the restored Sony Pictures title was “ripe … Continue reading

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‘The Artist’, ‘A Separation’ wow London critics

By Ray Bennett Entertainment’s “The Artist” and Artificial Eye’s “A Separation” were the big winners with three prizes apiece at the 32nd annual London Film Critics Circle Awards presented on Thursday. French filmmaker Michel Hazanavicius was on hand to collect … Continue reading

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Delon and Schneider sizzle in restored ‘La Piscine’

By Ray Bennett When you see Alain Delon and Romy Schneider in the 1969 film “La Piscine” you have a much better idea of what it must have been like to be young and beautiful in St. Tropez in the … Continue reading

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