Ben Silverstone

  • The Hollywood Reporter
  • Munich Film Festival to Pay Tribute to Alexander Payne with Retrospective

    LONDON — The Munich Film Festival is to pay tribute to Alexander Payne with a complete retrospective of his movies. Payne’s last visit to the event was in 1997 when he won the High Hopes Award for “Citizen Ruth,” the predecessor of the festival’s CineVision Award. The film starred Laura Dern as a…

    Variety
  • Cannes winner puts refugee issue up on the screen

    The debate around the world about what to do with growing waves of desperate migrants will be spurred by a Cannes Film Festival triumph for a movie that looks at the plight of a refugee hero. "Dheepan", a French movie about a Sri Lankan former soldier's struggles in a Paris ghetto in the grip of…

    AFP
  • Brian Grazer Pays Tribute to ‘A Beautiful Mind’ Subject John Nash

    “A Beautiful Mind” producer Brian Grazer was among many who were shocked by the news that Nobel Prize-winning mathematician John Nash and his wife Alicia were killed Saturday in a car crash in New Jersey. Grazer, who produced the Oscar-winning 2001 biopic directed by his Imagine Entertainment…

    Variety
  • Art Garfunkel: Paul Simon Has Become a "Monster"

    After 45 years, the singer is a still bitter about the breakup of Simon & Garfunkel.

    The Hollywood Reporter
  • Comedian Anne Meara, mother of actor Ben Stiller, dies at 85

    (Reuters) - New York-born actress and comedian Anne Meara, known for her opposites-attract comedy routine with husband Jerry Stiller, died over the weekend, her family said on Sunday. Meara, the mother of actor Ben Stiller, died on Saturday, her family said in a statement through a representative,…

    Reuters
  • Cannes Review: ‘The Little Prince’

    A new adaptation of the classic French tale stays true to its timeless depiction of childhood wonderment

    Yahoo Movies
  • Gerard Depardieu in Talks for Lead Role in Netflix’ French ‘House of Cards’

    Gerard Depardieu is in talks to play a role similar to Kevin Spacey’s Francis Underwood in “Marseille,” Netflix’s first French-language production, according to Europe1 news. Contacted by Variety on Sunday, Netflix declined to comment on the rumor. Though it’s not based strictly on “House of…

    Variety
  • Box Office: 'Tomorrowland' Tops Slow Memorial Day Weekend With $32.2 million

    The science-fiction adventure stars George Clooney and was directed by Brad Bird of "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol" renown. The Disney release is expected to pull in a lacklustre $40.7 million for the four-day period. "Tomorrowland" had been expected to generate $40 million over the…

    Reuters
  • Penguin film director gives climate warning in Cannes closer

    By Michael Roddy CANNES, France (Reuters) - The French director who charmed the world and won an Oscar with his 2005 documentary "March of the Penguins" will close the Cannes festival on a sombre note with a film about global warming that says not only the penguins should be worried. Luc Jacquet's…

    Reuters
  • Cannes Film Review: ‘Masaan’

    “Masaan” is a heartfelt yet overambitious tale of class and gender inequality in contempo India, in which debuting helmer Neeraj Ghaywan can’t overcome script and editing weaknesses.

    Variety
  • Cannes Winners: The French Did Well, The Italians Didn’t – But Who’s Complaining After Cinema’s World Cup?

    During the past week in Cannes people kept asking me, ‘so who is going to win the Palme d’Or?’ I long ago gave up trying to play that guessing game. Juries do their own thing and they’re often unpredictable. But no one was predicting French director Jacques Audiard’s  Dheepan, about a created…

    Deadline
  • How Director Rick Famuyiwa Grew ‘Dope’ – Cannes Q&A

    Rick Famuyiwa is one of the most profitable voices in African American cinema at the box office with such titles as  The Wood ($6M cost, $25M domestic)  and Brown Sugar ($8M cost, $27.4M domestic). However, when he went to shop his comedy Dope about a high school senior's zany mission to escape…

    Deadline
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    Cannes: Selfies

    Stars talk selfies at the Cannes film festival.

    The Hollywood Reporter
  • Cannes Film Review: ‘Two Friends’

    Some bigscreen love stories leave you wondering what the central couple saw in each other in the first place, but not “Two Friends.”

    Variety
  • Cannes winner stars Sri Lankan former child soldier

    A Sri Lankan novelist and former child soldier stars in "Dheepan", a French thriller which won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival on Sunday. In the picture by acclaimed director Jacques Audiard (who made 2009's "A Prophet"), Anthonythasan Jesuthasan plays a former Tamil Tiger fighter…

    AFP
  • France's Vincent Lindon wins Cannes's best actor award

    Talented, gruff and a former squeeze of Monaco's Princess Caroline, French character actor Vincent Lindon scooped the best actor award at the Cannes Film Festival on Sunday for his leading role in a tough drama about unemployment. Able to jump from touching everyman to rough hooligan, Lindon has…

    AFP