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My wish list for the 2020 Oscars: ‘Little Women’

Best Picture My favourite film of the year is Greta Gerwig’s ‘Little Women’ with its splendid filmmaking, intelligent update of the story and wonderful performances. The film I admire most is Bong Joon-ho’s ‘Parasite’ with its biting satire, great comedy, … Continue reading

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TIFF FILM REVIEW: Paul Thomas Anderson’s ‘The Master’

By Ray Bennett TORONTO – Paul Thomas Anderson’s complex and accomplished film “The Master” addresses the conflict between the puritan and hedonist traditions of the United States as it adjusts to its new potential and place in the world after … Continue reading

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CANNES FILM REVIEW: James Gray’s ‘Two Lovers’

By Ray Bennett CANNES – They don’t make pictures like James Gray’s “Two Lovers” anymore. It’s an old-fashioned love story in which the melodramatic trapdoors of shock and surprise never open. Joaquin Phoenix plays a rumpled innocent with two coins … Continue reading

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