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RIO FILM REVIEW: ‘Should Nothing Else Work Out’

By Ray Bennett RIO DE JANEIRO – Jose Eduardo Belmonte’s wry thriller “Should Nothing Else Work Out” (Se nada mais der certo), which was named best feature film at the 2008 Rio International Film Festival, is raw, urgent and riveting. … Continue reading

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RIO FILM REVIEW: Selton Mello’s ‘December’

By Ray Bennett RIO DE JANEIRO – Melancholy bordering on morose, Selton Mello’s Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival Competition film “December” follows a reformed wastrel who goes to visit his nightmarishly self-indulgent family for Christmas. It’s original title, “Feliz … Continue reading

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RIO FESTIVAL: ‘Should Nothing Else Work Out’ wins top prize

By Ray Bennett LONDON – The top feature film prize at the 10th Rio International Film Festival, which wrapped Thursday night, went to Jose Eduardo Belmonte’s droll thriller “Should Nothing Else Work Out” (Se Nada Mais der Certo) and its … Continue reading

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RIO FILM REVIEW: Theodore Thomas’s ‘Walt & El Grupo’

By Ray Bennett RIO DE JANEIRO — Theodore Thomas’s engaging documentary “Walt & El Grupo” tells of a 1941 goodwill tour of South America undertaken by Walt Disney and a group including some of his top animation filmmakers. It screened … Continue reading

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RIO FILM FESTIVAL: Bright spots in spite of the rain

By Ray Bennett RIO DE JANEIRO – They say that Rio de Janeiro sparkles in the sunshine but the sun has been in scarce supply this week with cloudy skies and often torrential rain and the city’s Rio’s Copacabana Beach remains impressive … Continue reading

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Headed to the Rio de Janeiro film festival

  By Ray Bennett LONDON – The Hollywood Reporter has assigned me to cover the Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival in the first week of October. The 10th Rio festival kicks off Thursday with Brazilian director Bruno Barreto’s “Last … Continue reading

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RIO FILM REVIEW: Viggo Mortensen in ‘Good’

By Ray Bennett RIO DE JANEIRO – Brazilian director Vicente Amorim’s drama “Good,” based on a play by C.P. Taylor, is set in Nazi Germany and tells with escalating tension the story of a presumably decent man whose bland acquiescence … Continue reading

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