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TIFF FILM REVIEW: Bradley Cooper’s ‘A Star Is Born’

By Ray Bennett TORONTO – Enjoyment of Bradley Cooper’s reimagined ‘A Star is Born’ depends almost entirely on having a taste for the singing of Lady Gaga. Her many fans will surely love it. For those less enamoured, probably not. … Continue reading

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FILM REVIEW: ‘American Sniper’ and ‘Unbroken’

By Ray Bennett Upcoming Hollywood war films “American Sniper” and “Unbroken” are long and grim with a great deal of violence and suffering and they just seem … empty. Directed by Clint Eastwood, “American Sniper” tells of Chris Kyle (Bradley … Continue reading

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Film review: Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper in ‘Serena’

By Ray Bennett Among the many good things about the new Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper period drama “Serena” is that you’re never quite sure where it’s headed but the trouble is that when it’s over you’re not entirely certain … Continue reading

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FILM REVIEW: David O’ Russell’s ‘American Hustle’

By Ray Bennett The jazziest American filmmaker since Robert Altman, David O’Russell makes it three top-flight jams in a row with his rambunctious and hugely enjoyable comedy “American Hustle”. Like Altman, Russell assembles expert side-men and women, provides the key … Continue reading

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TIFF: ‘Silver Linings’ wins People’s Choice Award

By Ray Bennett TORONTO – David O. Russell’s comedy “Silver Linings Playbook” starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence has won the People’s Choice Award at the 37th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). Previous winners of the award include “The King’s … Continue reading

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TIFF FILM REVIEW: David O. Russell’s ‘Silver Linings Playbook’

By Ray Bennett TORONTO – So many things could go wrong in a comedy drama about mental illness that it’s a credit to writer/director David O. Russell and an excellent cast that “Silver Linings Playbook” is such a winning success. … Continue reading

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‘Yes Man’ Jim Carrey pays tribute to my friend Blackie

By Ray Bennett It was great to see that Jim Carrey still pays tribute to my late friend Bruce Blackadar for helping the Canadian comedian break into the big time. At a London press conference for his new film “Yes … Continue reading

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