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TIFF FILM REVIEW: Mike Leigh’s ‘Peterloo’

By Ray Bennett TORONTO – British director Mike Leigh’s latest, ‘Peterloo’, is a handsome period piece about a terrible incident in British history following victory over Napoleon at Waterloo when working class protestors in a 19th century English town were cut … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: ‘God of Carnage’

By Ray Bennett A civilized meeting of two married couples to discuss the misbehavior of one of their children descends into an evening of virtual hand-to-hand combat in a star-laden production of Yasmina Reza’s new play “God of Carnage” at … Continue reading

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BERLIN FILM REVIEW: Mike Leigh’s ‘Happy-Go-Lucky’

By Ray Bennett BERLIN — No one expects confection from British sobersides Mike Leigh and so his light-as-air new film “Happy-Go-Lucky” is as surprising as it is delicious with an indelible performance by new star Sally Hawkins (pictured). As breezy … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: Marina Carr’s ‘By the Bog of Cats’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Holly Hunter’s star power is one of the problems in Dominic Cooke’s staging of “By the Bog of Cats,” an intense but uneven retelling of “Medea,” but it is also its saving grace. Playwright Marina … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: Samuel Becket’s ‘Endgame’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – John Fowles, author of “The Magus” and “The French Lieutenant’s Woman”, once pictured Samuel Beckett as he goes home to Mrs. Beckett after a long day spent writing. He puts on his slippers and sits … Continue reading

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