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EDINBURGH FILM REVIEW: ‘The Kreutzer Sonata’

By Ray Bennett EDINBURGH – Leo Tolstoy’s story of compulsive jealousy set to the disturbing chords of Ludwig Van Beethoven’s “The Kreutzer Sonata” is given a lurid screen treatment by British director Bernard Rose. Danny Huston plays a wealthy and … Continue reading

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EDINBURGH FILM REVIEW: ‘Death Defying Acts’

By Ray Bennett EDINBURGH – Gillian Armstrong’s “Death Defying Acts” is a tale of illusion and self-delusion in which the great magician Harry Houdini becomes in thrall to a beautiful woman who is the spitting image of his late mother. … Continue reading

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Edinburgh film festival preview

By Ray Bennett LONDON – The Edinburgh International Film Festival, which has moved this year from its traditional August slot to June, announced its lineup today with 142 feature films from 29 countries including 15 world premieres. The 11-day event … Continue reading

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EIFF FILM REVIEW: Pawel Pawlikowski’s ‘My Summer of Love’

By Ray Bennett EDINBURGH – A working-class tomboy on a moped with no motor meets a young patrician beauty on horseback in the Yorkshire countryside. They begin an unlikely friendship and it is no surprise, given the film’s title, that … Continue reading

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EDINBURGH FILM REVIEW: ‘I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead’

By Ray Bennett EDINBURGH – “Most thoughts are memories, and memories deceive,” says Will Graham, the central character played by Clive Owen (above and below) in director Mike Hodges’ new film. In Graham’s case, the deceptive memories are of a … Continue reading

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