Tag Archives: Bill Murray

Why Bill Murray had all the good lines in ‘Ghostbusters’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Bill Murray not only got all the big laughs in the original “Ghostbusters”, he also got the girl and he told reporters at the New York junket for the film in 1984 that it was … Continue reading

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How I helped keep Bill Murray subversive

By Ray Bennett I had a bone to pick with Bill Murray. It was 1990, and all the rebellious early comedians on “Saturday Night Live” appeared to have lost their way. From radical satire they’d moved to mainstream comedy and … Continue reading

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TIFF FILM REVIEW: Bill Murray in ‘St. Vincent’

By Ray Bennett TORONTO – Bill Murray is just the way you want him in Theodore Melfi’s engaging comedy “St. Vincent” as an ageing ragamuffin and dedicated grouch whose gruff exterior is breached by a determined kid who won’t take any … Continue reading

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TIFF FILM REVIEW: Bill Murray in ‘Hyde Park On Hudson’

By Ray Bennett TORONTO – At a time when political invective has reached new lows with the media complicit in its extremes, “Hyde Park On Hudson” tells of a time when politics and the press were handled with the greatest … Continue reading

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TIFF FILM REVIEW: Mickey Rourke in ‘Passion Play’

By Ray Bennett TORONTO – Screenwriter Mitch Glazer’s first directorial effort, “Passion Play” starring Mickey Rourke and Megan Fox is a sentimental noir fable aimed at movie buffs with a soft spot for tough guys with tender hearts. Rourke in … Continue reading

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VENICE FILM REVIEW: Wes Anderson’s ‘Darjeeling Limited’

By Ray Bennett VENICE – The whimsical and insightful charm that Wes Anderson and his filmmaking pals have displayed in such films as “Rushmore” and “The Royal Tenenbaums” curdles ruinously in the Indian sun that shines so brightly in their smug and … Continue reading

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