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TIFF FILM REVIEW: David Cronenberg’s ‘Maps to the Stars’

By Ray Bennett David Cronenberg has made some terrific pictures but his latest, “Maps to the Stars”, is not one of them. Filled with bile, it spins a risible yarn about two generations of a family who find that lust … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: Neil LaBute’s ‘In a Forest Dark and Deep’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Compelling performances by Matthew Fox and Olivia Williams as battling siblings make Neil LaBute’s new play “In a Forest Dark and Deep”, in its world premiere in London’s West End, more interesting than it really … Continue reading

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FILM REVIEW: Andy Serkis in ‘Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Rowdy and a bit ragged but wholly entertaining, Mat Whitecross’s “Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll” is a biopic of British punk rocker Ian Dury with a sensational lead performance by Andy Serkis, best … Continue reading

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FILM REVIEW: Daniel Craig in ‘Flashbacks of a Fool’

By Ray Bennett LONDON — A burned-out movie star recalls the youthful trauma that drove him away from home in “Flashbacks of a Fool,” which despite a clunky title and a conventional structure proves a welcome diversion from 007 for … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: Lucinda Coxon’s ‘Happy Now?’

  By Ray Bennett An attempted out-of-town pickup prompts an overburdened wife, mother, daughter and businesswoman to question her grasp on happiness in Lucinda Coxon’s new play, “Happy Now?” In its world premiere on the National Theatre’s Cottesloe stage, the … Continue reading

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