Richard Lopez

  • Actress and Comedian Anne Meara, Mother of Ben Stiller, Dies at 85

    Anne Meara, the Emmy- and Tony-nominated comedian long paired personally and professionally with Jerry Stiller and the mother of actor-director Ben Stiller, died Saturday, her husband and son told the Associated Press. She was 85. No further details have been revealed. A statement released to the…

    Variety
  • Critic's Notebook: With Cannes Prizes, Coen Brothers Keep It Weird

    From a politically charged Palme d'Or winner to a startling Cate Blanchett snub, the prizes handed out by Joel and Ethan Coen's jury elicited jeers, cheers and even a sob.

    The Hollywood Reporter
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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’ 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
  • 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 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
  • Cannes: Audiard’s ‘Dheepan’ Wins Palme D’Or At Emotional, Musical Ceremony – Update

    UPDATE, 12:30 PM PT: Jacques Audiard’s Dheepan, a drama about a Sri Lankan Tamil warrior who flees to France and works as a caretaker outside Paris, scooped the Palme d’Or this evening. The win for Audiard, an acclaimed French filmmaker who has previously taken the Grand Prize for 2009’s A…

    Deadline
  • 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
  • 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
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    Cannes: Selfies

    Stars talk selfies at the Cannes film festival.

    The Hollywood Reporter
  • 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
  • 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
  • Superman's Dark Past

    Since the official teaser trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice debuted online in April, fans and critics alike have been discussing the kind of Superman Zack Snyder is going to depict in his Man of Steel sequel. The controversy stems from Snyder’s decision to cast Superman as a brooding,…

    The Atlantic
  • At Cannes, Michel Franco's 'Chronic' looks death in the face

    CANNES, France (AP) — Death is something we'd all like to avoid. But director Michel Franco thinks a reluctance to look at the end of life is unhealthy.

    Associated Press