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TIFF FILM REVIEW: Aaron Sorkin’s ‘Molly’s Game’

By Ray Bennett TORONTO – Aaron Sorkin’s “Molly’s Game” assumes that to watch obnoxious rich men play the most boring form of poker is actually entertaining. Its story of a glamorous woman whose attempts to exploit the bad behaviour of … Continue reading

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TIFF FILM REVIEW: ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’

By Ray Bennett TORONTO – “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” is altogether earnest and honourable with fine performances by Idris Elba and Naomie Harris but its natural home appears to be television rather than the movies. Director Justin Chadwick is … Continue reading

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FILM REVIEW: Juan Carlos Fresnadillo’s ’28 Weeks Later’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Spanish director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo’s “28 Weeks Later”, a sequel to Danny Boyle’s admired zombie chiller “28 Days Later”, is a ferociously entertaining thriller with sympathetic characters, stunning set pieces and pulsating excitement.

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TV REVIEW: Ray Winstone in ‘All In the Game’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Ray Winstone at full throttle is like a force of nature and he’s firing on all cylinders as a passionate but corrupt English Premier League soccer manager in the scalding sports drama ‘All In the … Continue reading

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