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French actor Gérard Depardieu throws weight around

Juliette Binoche in the line of fire

While giving an interview to Austrian magazine Profil during the Salzburg music festival, actor Gérard Depardieu (Green card, La vie en rose) made some pretty heinous comments about Juliette Binoche, an actress who for all intents and purposes is his female equivalent in both stature and experience--you might say she's the people's actress. Responding to a question about director Leos Carax (he ... more >

FRENCH CINEMA – Mammuth

Fighting for your rights
Gérard Depardieu and Yolande Moreau
Directed by Gustave de Kervern

What’s a road movie, that well-travelled (oops, sorry) sub-genre? The story of one character or more starting on a road, sometimes just for the trip itself, more often to search for some ultimate prize or to meet one specific person or to reach a heard-of or remembered place. On the way, things happen. Over the decades, this sub-genre has grown into an industry of its own. Just to name a few, ... more >