Tag Archives: Rhys Ifans

TIFF FILM REVIEW: Oliver Stone’s ‘Snowden’

By Ray Bennett TORONTO – Oliver Stone’s docudrama “Snowden”, with Joseph Gordon-Levitt as NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden, is a typically well-crafted Stone film that combines biography with a passionate defense of the man’s actions. Snowden is a hero in Stone’s … Continue reading

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Film review: Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper in ‘Serena’

By Ray Bennett Among the many good things about the new Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper period drama “Serena” is that you’re never quite sure where it’s headed but the trouble is that when it’s over you’re not entirely certain … Continue reading

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TIFF FILM REVIEW: Roland Emmerich’s ‘Anonymous’

By Ray Bennett TORONTO – It’s curious that the lives of many creative men, e.g. Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg, are so uninteresting, and in the case of William Shakespeare there is also a distinct lack of information. So you … Continue reading

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TIFF FILM REVIEW: Mickey Rourke in ‘Passion Play’

By Ray Bennett TORONTO – Screenwriter Mitch Glazer’s first directorial effort, “Passion Play” starring Mickey Rourke and Megan Fox is a sentimental noir fable aimed at movie buffs with a soft spot for tough guys with tender hearts. Rourke in … Continue reading

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FILM REVIEW: Richard Curtis’s ‘The Boat That Rocked’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Richard Curtis’ new comedy “The Boat That Rocked”, about the pirate radio stations that sprang up briefly in the United Kingdom in the 1960s, is like a long, slow cruise where all the fun is … Continue reading

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TV REVIEW: ‘Not Only But Always’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – In a season of musical and comedy movie biographies, this look at the lives of Peter Cook and Dudley Moore is by far the most disappointing. It was surely a bridge too far for the … Continue reading

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