Beth Bennett


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Film

A Simple Favour premiere at BFI Southbank

I recently had the wonderful opportunity to attend the UK premiere of Paul Feig’s latest film, A Simple Favour, at the BFI Southbank, complete with red carpet experience and an introductory Q&A with Feig and stars Blake Lively (Gossip Girl) and Anna Kendrick (Pitch Perfect). During a pre-film Q&A with the film’s team, Feig, known…

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Bring the Martinis Because A Simple Favour is a Trip

“Secrets are like margarine, easy to spread, bad for the heart.” Literally. Paul Feig and Jessica Sharzer’s vivacious adaptation of Darcey Bell’s 2017 addictive novel, A Simple Favour, brings together the famous faces of Anna Kendrick (Pitch Perfect), Blake Lively (The Age of Adelaide) and Crazy Rich Asians breakout Henry Golding to produce a two punch…

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Molly’s Game: the gamble pays off

Molly’s Game is the vivacious directorial debut from Aaron Sorkin (the writer of The Social Network, Steve Jobs and The West Wing), and is based on the autobiographical novel of the same name by Molly Bloom. The film follows the turbulent and treacherous true life story of almost-Olympic skier turned underground game runner Molly Bloom…

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Manifesto

This is not a film review for this is not, in the conventional, mainstream perspective, a film. What Manifesto is, moreover, is an amalgamation of ideas and movements from the greatest art thinkers of different periods set with contemporary scenarios. Manifesto is quite literally a manifesto of a new kind of consideration of art and…

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Wind River

Wind River is the first major directorial excursion by screenwriter Taylor Sheridan, a stark piece that follows the investigation of a murdered girl from the Wind River Native American Reservation in Colorado, US. Featuring Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, and Graham Greene, Wind River is fueled through performance and through truth – the story’s premise derives…