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TIFF FILM REVIEW: Rob Reiner’s ‘LBJ’

By Ray Bennett TORONTO – Rob Reiner’s “LBJ” is an absorbing drama about President Lyndon Baines Johnson’s first days in office that is made memorable by a skillful and insightful performance by Woody Harrelson. The film had its World Premiere … Continue reading

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FILM REVIEW: Quentin Tarantino’s ‘The Hateful Eight’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Quentin Tarantino’s western “The Hateful Eight” reveals him as a horrible sham who relies on the skills of talented filmmakers to make his pictures look and sound great despite his absence of talent as a … Continue reading

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CANNES: Charles Kaufman’s ‘Synecdoche, New York’

By Ray Bennett CANNES – Oscar-winning screenwriter Charlie Kaufman’s first film as a director, “Synecdoche, New York,” will mesmerize some and mystify others, while many will be bored silly. It’s not a dream, Kaufman says, but it has a dreamlike … Continue reading

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VENICE FILM REVIEW: Todd Solondz’s ‘Palindromes’

By Ray Bennett VENICE – ‘Palindromes’ doesn’t seem to know if it’s coming or going. It’s a highly stylised piece of work typical of director Todd Solondz who renders wildly exaggerated sequences on a topic not generally thought of as … Continue reading

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