Tag Archives: Terry Gilliam

Monty Python show set to be biggest for Event Cinema

By Ray Bennett Picturehouse Entertainment said that its July 20 screening of “Monty Python Live (Mostly): One Down, Five to Go” will be the biggest Event Cinema broadcast yet seen in the UK.

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CANNES FILM REVIEW: ‘The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus’

By Ray Bennett CANNES – The first big question about Terry Gilliam’s “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus” involves how the filmmaker managed to complete the film when his star Heath Ledger (below) died in the middle of shooting. The answer … Continue reading

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And now for something different in Trafalgar Square

By Ray Bennett The sci-fi nuts were out in London’s Leicester Square Monday night for the U.K. premiere of “Spider-Man 3” but a block away on Trafalgar Square it was all about St. George and coconuts. As Monty Python’s famous giant … Continue reading

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Pythons attempt to gee-up St. George’s Day

By Ray Bennett Monday is St. George’s Day, named for some Turkish bloke employed as a soldier by the Roman Empire who was said to have slayed a long-tailed beast. He was venerated as a martyr by medieval spin-doctors who … Continue reading

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LOCARNO FILM REVIEW: ‘The Piano Tuner of Earthquakes’

By Ray Bennett LOCARNO, Switzerland – “The Piano Tuner of Earthquakes,” directed by the Quay Brothers, is a finely crafted horror film with a devious storyline and hauntingly beautiful production design that together are the stuff of nightmares. Integrating puppetry, … Continue reading

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