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‘The Favourite’ set to clean up at the Bafta film awards

By Ray Bennett LONDON – This year’s Bafta Film Awards nominations are predictably conventional but it hardly matters as the immensely popular ‘The Favourite’ (pictured) is a shoo-in for many of its 12 nominations including the actress prizes, Brits Christian … Continue reading

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‘The Favourite’ leads London critics’ nominations

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Yorgos Lanthimos’s costume romp ‘The Favourite’ has picked up 10 nominations for the 39th annual London Critics’ Film Awards including best film followed by Pawel Pawlikowski’s ‘Cold War’, Rupert Everett’s ‘The Happy Prince’, Alfonso Cuaron’s … Continue reading

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FILM REVIEW: Yorkos Lanthimos’s ‘The Favourite’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Fasten your corsets, it’s going to be a bumpy night. Yorkos Lanthimos’s costume romp ‘The Favourite’ is a cartoonish depiction of the fiery relationships between 18th century Queen Anne, her best friend and senior courtier … Continue reading

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National Theatre to make its first movie: ‘London Road’

By Ray Bennett The National Theatre announced its first involvement in the production and distribution of a feature film, a screen version of its hit documentary stage musical “London Road”. The screen adaptation by Alecky Blythe, who wrote the theatrical … Continue reading

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‘The Artist’, ‘A Separation’ wow London critics

By Ray Bennett Entertainment’s “The Artist” and Artificial Eye’s “A Separation” were the big winners with three prizes apiece at the 32nd annual London Film Critics Circle Awards presented on Thursday. French filmmaker Michel Hazanavicius was on hand to collect … Continue reading

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TIFF FILM REVIEW: Paddy Considine’s ‘Tyrannosaur’

By Ray Bennett TORONTO – Joseph is the kind of man you wish never to encounter in a pub. Played with savage intelligence by Peter Mullan in Paddy Considine’s gripping if hard to watch drama “Tyrannosaur”, Joe’s default setting is … Continue reading

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