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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
  • 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
  • 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 Review: ‘The Little Prince’

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

    Yahoo Movies
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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.

    WTVD – Raleigh/Durham
  • 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 lackluster $40.7 million for the four-day period. "Tomorrowland" had been expected to generate $40 million over the…

    Reuters
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.

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  • 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
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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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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