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Why Omar Sharif liked playing bridge more than making movies

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Omar Sharif, who has died of a heart attack in Cairo aged 83, was an international movie star who was always rather embarrassed about the way he earned a living. He said, “The things going … Continue reading

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VENICE FILM REVIEW: Michael Caine, Jude Law in ‘Sleuth’

By Ray Bennett VENICE – Kenneth Branagh’s new version of the crime caper “Sleuth” looks smashing and it features several great lines by screenwriter Harold Pinter. But despite top-flight acting from Michael Caine and Jude Law, it loses its grip … Continue reading

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VENICE FILM REVIEW: Alfonso Cuaron’s ‘Children of Men’

By Ray Bennett VENICE – In his gripping new thriller “Children of Men,” director Alfonso Cuaron takes the classic movie formula of a cynical tough guy required to see an innocent party to safe harbour and shoots it to pieces. … Continue reading

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