Tag Archives: Phil Davis

TIFF FILM REVIEW: Rowan Joffe’s ‘Brighton Rock’

By Ray Bennett TORONTO – Rowan Joffe’s film of Graham Greene’s 1938 novel “Brighton Rock” takes a gothic approach to the story of a young thug obsessed with hell with little of the writer’s subtlety and too much reliance on … Continue reading

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CANNES FILM REVIEW: Mike Leigh’s ‘Another Year’

By Ray Bennett CANNES – Mike Leigh’s latest slice of British life picture is titled “Another Year,” and many viewers will be grateful it’s just the one. Acutely observed but gloomy and lacking narrative, it tells of 12 months in … Continue reading

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VENICE FILM REVIEW: Woody Allen’s ‘Cassandra’s Dream’

By Ray Bennett VENICE, Italy — Woody Allen’s “Cassandra’s Dream” is a humourless misfire that wastes the talents of some fine actors including Ewan McGregor, Hayley Atwell and Tom Wilkinson as it continues the mystery of Colin Farrell’s appeal to … Continue reading

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