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FILM REVIEW: Brad Pitt in David Ayer’s ‘Fury’

By Ray Bennett The new Brad Pitt World War II film “Fury” is an old-fashioned combat picture with tough guys familiar from many platoon yarns but it is very modern in its fast and furious editing and taste for acres … Continue reading

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FILM REVIEW: Brad Pitt in ‘Killing Them Softly’

By Ray Bennett Andrew Dominik’s “Killing Them Softly”, starring Brad Pitt, is a crime picture with punks, hoodlums, and hit-men but it’s really about banking and the callous, ruinous way Wall Street cowboys go about their selfish business. J.C. Chandor’s … Continue reading

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TIFF FILM REVIEW: ‘Moneyball’ starring Brad Pitt

By Ray Bennett TORONTO – “Moneyball” is very much about baseball, a traditional sports yarn about trying to beat the odds, but it is much more about family, breaking with tradition and economics, and it allows Brad Pitt to show … Continue reading

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TIFF announces another great movie selection

By Ray Bennett After several years as a regular at the Venice International Film Festival, it was a pleasure last year to review films at the Toronto International Film Festival, and I hope to again this year. There’s a terrific set-up … Continue reading

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Lots of awards contenders in UK January film releases

By Ray Bennett The January UK release schedule is chock-a-block with awards contenders including two with much-anticipated Kate Winslet performances, another with Anne Hathaway, and several films featuring potential BAFTA and Oscar candidates for best actor such as Benicio Del … Continue reading

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VENICE FILM REVIEW: Coen Bros’ ‘Burn After Reading’

By Ray Bennett VENICE – When Randy Newman was writing the score for the Mel Gibson western “Maverick,” director Richard Donner asked him if he could write some funny music. “Funny music? What’s funny music?” asked Newman. “I could stick … Continue reading

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Year in Review 2007: Film Acting

By Ray Bennett Brad Pitt (above) is my choice as best actor with Casey Affleck as best supporting actor for “The Assassination of Jesse James By the Coward Robert Ford.” Laura Linney is best actress for “The Savages” with Romola … Continue reading

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