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TIFF FILM REVIEW: Gemma Arterton in ‘Their Finest’

By Ray Bennett TORONTO – Lone Scherfig’s “Their Finest” is a crowd-pleasing British World War II comedy that tells of a hapless group of filmmakers at work on a morale-boosting movie with outstanding performances by Gemma Arterton and Bill Nighy … Continue reading

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FILM REVIEW: Richard Curtis’s ‘The Boat That Rocked’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Richard Curtis’ new comedy “The Boat That Rocked”, about the pirate radio stations that sprang up briefly in the United Kingdom in the 1960s, is like a long, slow cruise where all the fun is … Continue reading

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TV REVIEW: Bill Nighy, Emily Blunt in ‘Gideon’s Daughter’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – No one does preoccupied better than Bill Nighy and playing to his strength as a serenely detached public relations guru just about saves writer/director Stephen Poliakoff’s ponderous story of family alienation, “Gideon’s Daughter.” The film … Continue reading

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TV REVIEW: Trollope’s ‘He Knew He Was Right’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – From the moment wealthy young Louis Trevelyan sits down with Sir Marmaduke Rowley, governor of the Mandarin Islands, to negotiate his betrothal to Rowley’s beautiful and spirited daughter Emily, two things are obvious: They are … Continue reading

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FILM REVIEW: Edgar Wright’s ‘Shaun of the Dead’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – A great joke is recycled to very funny effect at the start of this engaging zombie movie spoof. In “Love at First Bite” in 1979, George Hamilton fetched up in full Dracula regalia on the … Continue reading

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