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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Taiwan's Hou Hsiao-hsien wins Cannes best director award for 'The Assassin'

    Taiwan's Hou Hsiao-hsien scooped the best director award at the Cannes Film Festival on Sunday for his slow-burning minimalist drama "The Assassin". The film is set in ninth-century China, at the end of the Tang Dynasty, with Asian megastar Shu Qi playing a highly trained female assassin who, after…

    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
  • 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
  • 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
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    Actress Anne Meara, mom of Ben Stiller, dies

    Actress and comedian Anne Meara, who gained fame as half of the comedy team Stiller & Meara and went on to star in TV and film, has died. She was 85.

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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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  • 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
  • John Nash, ‘A Beautiful Mind’ Mathematician, Dies in Car Crash

    The 86-year-old was portrayed by Russell Crowe in the 2001 film, which won several Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

    Yahoo Movies