Tag Archives: Keira Knightley

TIFF FILM REVIEW: Morten Tyldum’s ‘The Imitation Game’

By Ray Bennett TORONTO – Morten Tyldum’s engrossing drama “The Imitation Game”, about World War II codebreaker Alan Turing, gives Benedict Cumberbatch another complex character to explore and the result is a film that will please audiences and collect major … Continue reading

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‘The Imitation Game’ to open London film fest

By Ray Bennett “The Imitation Game” starring Benedict Cumberbatch as World War II code-breaker Alan Turing will be the opening film at the 58th BFI London Film Festival on Oct. 8 with simultaneous showings of the red-carpet event in cinemas … Continue reading

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British wave the flag at TIFF

By Ray Bennett TORONTO – The Toronto International Film Festival last month sometimes seemed more like the London International Film Festival with a steady parade of British films and filmmakers. TIFF screened 288 feature films including 56 red carpet premieres … Continue reading

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TIFF FILM REVIEW: Keira Knightley in ‘Anna Karenina’

By Ray Bennett TORONTO – With a smart and entertaining script by Tom Stoppard and vital contributions from his creative team, Joe Wright has rendered a sumptuous film version of “Anna Karenina” starring Keira Knightley (pictured) that will cause a … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: Keira Knightley in ‘The Children’s Hour’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Lillian Hellman’s 1934 Broadway melodrama “The Children’s Hour” shows its age in this new West End production, but it does afford screen stars Keira Knightley and Elisabeth Moss a chance to show they are just … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: Keira Knightley in ‘The Misanthrope’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Keira Knightley has chosen well for her West End stage debut as a spoiled young movie star who is the center of attention in Martin Crimp’s rhymed update of Moliere’s “The Misanthrope.” She gets to … Continue reading

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Angelo Badalamenti’s ‘Edge of Love’ my pick of 2008 film scores

By Ray Bennett Vanity Fair has an interesting rundown of 11 potential candidates for this year’s film score awards. It’s a good list with many of the always deserving usual suspects. Good bets for Oscar nominations include Alberto Iglesias for … Continue reading

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EDINBURGH FILM REVIEW: ‘The Edge of Love’

By Ray Bennett EDINBURGH — A poet, a warrior and their two lovers form a complicated quartet in John Maybury’s “The Edge of Love,” a story of wartime romance in which fidelity and trust are put to the strictest test. … 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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VENICE FILM REVIEW: Joe Wright’s ‘Atonement’

By Ray Bennett VENICE – “Atonement,” Ian McEwan’s best-selling novel of love thwarted by juvenile fantasy, ranks among the best novel adaptations of recent times. With compelling, charismatic performances by Keira Knightley and James McAvoy (pictured)  as the lovers and a stunning … Continue reading

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