Peter DeSeve

  • John Nash: A life of great struggle and even greater success

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Born to an electrical engineer, and later a precocious and dashing young man who attained an Ivy League education, John Nash seemed destined for a life of stunning success. That he achieved, winning a Nobel Prize in 1994, but not without a struggle with mental illness that…

    Associated Press
  • 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
  • Actress and comedian Anne Meara dies at 85

    Actress and comedian Anne Meara, who appeared in dozens of films and television shows and is the mother of Hollywood star Ben Stiller, has died. Meara, who with her husband Jerry Stiller formed a popular comedy duo in the 1960s, died Saturday, according to US media.

    AFP Relax News
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 somber note with a film about global warming that says not only the penguins should be worried. Luc Jacquet's…

    Reuters
  • 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
  • Cannes’ Honoree Agnes Varda Touts ‘Girls,’ Says Money is the Biggest Problem

    In advance of receiving the Cannes Film Festival’s honorary Palme d’Or, influential French director Agnes Varda addressed the issue of women in film during one of the Kering-sponsored talks. Varda was being interviewed by the well-known film historian Jean-Michel Frodon, who presented her as the…

    Variety
  • Cannes Film Review: ‘I Am a Soldier’

    When a certain school of social realism is dutifully imitated, what degree of authenticity remains? That's a question prompted by Laurent Lariviere's diverting but derivative debut feature.

    Variety
  • Robert Redford Tells Maine College Students: The World Is "Rough" and "Chaotic"

    "It's kind of a grim story," he told graduates at Maine's Colby College. "But the story, I think, can be retold, and I really believe that you're the ones to do it."

    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
  • Refugee plight spotlighted in winning Cannes movie

    The top honour at the Cannes Film Festival's awards evening Sunday went to "Dheepan", a fast-paced, emotionally rich thriller about refugees fleeing the Sri Lankan civil war and seeking to build new lives in France. The picture by acclaimed French director Jacques Audiard tells the story of a…

    AFP
  • Netflix New Releases: 33 Movies and TV Shows Coming in June

    These 33 titles will became available for streaming on Netflix in May.

    The Cheat Sheet
  • Cannes Closing Ceremony: LIVE REPORT

    Cannes (France) (AFP) - 19:53 GMT - We are now closing this live report after an emotional night full of surprises at the 68th Cannes Film Festival. Here's a roundup of the main winners:

    AFP
  • France wins big, Italy, Blanchett lose out in Cannes

    By Michael Roddy CANNES, France (Reuters) - French film "Dheepan" won the top Palme d'Or prize for director Jacques Audiard at the 68th Cannes International Film Festival on Sunday, crowning a good night for French cinema but a bad one for Italy and actress Cate Blanchett. The choice of a film that…

    Reuters