Tag Archives: David Gritten

Do film critics matter any more?

By Ray Bennett LONDON – When everyone is a critic, who needs critics? It’s a question asked more and more in the movie industry as the ranks of mainstream critics dwindle and the tide of those with something to say online … Continue reading

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Glitz returns to the Festival de Cannes

By Ray Bennett CANNES – The champagne flowed like the old days at the 64th annual Festival de Cannes as the venerable film extravaganza drew filmmakers and stars, and lots of buyers and sellers doing business. Harvey Weinstein said it … Continue reading

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Walter Salles has it right about violence and silence

By Ray Bennett Walter Salles, whose new film “Linha de Passe”, about a mother and her four sons struggling to get by in Sao Paulo, Brazil, opens in the U.K. Friday, says there are two things that bother him about … Continue reading

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