Tag Archives: Timothy Spall

TIFF FILM REVIEW: Mick Jackson’s ‘Denial’

By Ray Bennett TORONTO – Mick Jackson’s “Denial” tells of a loudmouth who calls himself an outsider and makes offensively racist comments that he claims are jokes. No, it’s not Donald J. Trump, it’s a British writer named David Irving, … Continue reading

Posted in Film, Reviews, TIFF Toronto International Film Festival | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

‘Boyhood’, ‘Under the Skin’ top London critics’ awards

By Ray Bennett The London Critics’ Circle Film Awards on Sunday shared the plaudits among several films including “Boyhood”, which won three prizes, and “Under the Skin”, which won two.

Posted in Film, News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Alan Rickman’s ‘A Little Chaos’ to close TIFF

By Ray Bennett The Toronto International Film Festival announced that its closing film will be Alan Rickman’s period romance “A Little Chaos” starring Kate Winslet and Matthias Schoenhaerts, which Lionsgate will release in the UK.

Posted in Film, News, TIFF Toronto International Film Festival | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

EDINBURGH FILM REVIEW: ‘Jackboots on Whitehall’

By Ray Bennett EDINBURGH – Some top UK stars, including Ewan McGregor, Alan Cumming, Tom Wilkinson and Rosamund Pike, lend their voices to the characters in “Jackboots on Whitehall,” a puppet animation comedy in the spirit of “Team America” but … Continue reading

Posted in Edinburgh International Film Festival, Film, Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

EDINBURGH FILM REVIEW: ‘Death Defying Acts’

By Ray Bennett EDINBURGH – Gillian Armstrong’s “Death Defying Acts” is a tale of illusion and self-delusion in which the great magician Harry Houdini becomes in thrall to a beautiful woman who is the spitting image of his late mother. … Continue reading

Posted in Edinburgh International Film Festival, Film, Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

TV REVIEW: Jimmy McGovern’s ‘The Street’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Marital strife fierce and unsettling comes flying in the opening scene of the first episode of Jimmy McGovern’s new BBC series “The Street,” and it sets the tone for a show that brings fresh imagination … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews, Television | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment