| Jan 9, 2014
| 12:38 PM
CANNES, France - For her work in "The Past," as a divorcing Paris mother caught in a web of deceptions, Berenice Bejo won the best actress award at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. The movie opens in Chicago Friday; Iranian writer-director Asghar Farhadi'...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 10:57 AM
The academy's deadline for foreign-language film submissions is Tuesday, Oct. 1, and though this is a category that has often stymied common sense and gone against the critical consensus, it's safe to say that Sony Pictures Classics has an excellent...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 12:12 PM
Thursday in Paris, with two or three additions to the main competition likely still to come, Cannes Film Festival director Thierry Fremaux announced the selections for the 67th edition of the world's premier collision of cinematic art, naked commerce...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 11:31 AM
Less than a year ago, hardly anyone knew who Lupita Nyong'o was. This week she graces the cover of People as the magazine's most beautiful person, continuing her red-hot streak.
"It was exciting and just a major, major compliment," the 31-year-old...
| May 20, 2014
| 5:18 PM
Having recently completed one stage production in Los Angeles, Annette Bening has already set her next theatrical outing: a role in Shakespeare's "King Lear" that New York's Public Theater will produce this summer in Central Park.
Bening will play the...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 3:07 PM
It's been many years since I interviewed the late producer Daniel Toscan du Plantier, then the president of Unifrance, the key promoter of French films overseas, but I always remember a comment he made. Toscan, as everyone called him, was talking about...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 7:00 AM
The hustle and bustle of the annual awards circuit can have unintended results, such as creating unlikely introductions.
"The Past," which opens Friday in Los Angeles, brings together Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi and French Argentine actress...
| Jan 6, 2012
The term “feel-good movie” gets thrown around a lot and misused even more. For instance, I wouldn't consider “Slumdog Millionaire” a feel-good movie. I don't care if it ends with a dance scene. It begins with the protagonist...
| May 26, 2013
| 11:36 AM
The French lesbian love story “Blue Is the Warmest Color” won the Palme d’Or at the Festival de Cannes. In an unprecedented step, jury president Steven Spielberg announced that the prize had been given not only to director Abdellatiff...
| Jul 20, 2012
| 2:42 PM
| Jan 15, 2012
It comes by Brink's truck and is hand-delivered by security guards. It is served up on silver platters and in lighted glass vitrines at chi-chi cocktail parties. The finest jewelry in the world is in Hollywood during the weeks leading up to the Golden...