“THE POT-AU-FEU” | Cannes

This film is competing for the Palme D'Or
Benoît Magimel and Juliette Binoche
Directed by Tran Anh Hung

In mid-19th century France, Eugénie has worked for twenty years alongside the famous gastronome Dodin. She’s an expert at preparing French dishes, poring over the writings of Antonin Carême, a pastry chef from the same era, preparing her foods, adding a touch of novelty and carefully choosing radishes and carrots from the vegetable garden outside Dodin’s home. Over time, a passion develops between ... more >

Morgan Freeman and Juliette Binoche star in “PARADISE HIGHWAY” | REVIEW

Not our favorite film of the year, here's why
Juliette Binoche and Morgan Freeman
Directed by Anna Gutto

The strange casting of Juliette Binoche as an American truck driver is the jump-off point of the new film “Paradise Highway,” a thriller that is done in by underwhelming writing. First-time feature filmmaker Anna Gutto (she also wrote the screenplay) creates some interesting and potentially tense situations but the actions of her characters prevent her from being able to bring it all ... more >

CANNES – Clouds of Sils Maria

Not the director's best work
Juliette Binoche and Kristen Stewart
Directed by Olivier Assayas

For an unbeatable view of the Swiss Alps and their picture-perfect mountaintops see the “Clouds of Sils Maria.” This new film by French director Olivier Assayas (“Summer hours,” “Carlos”) shot entirely within the idyllic spreads of rural Switzerland puts in focus the coming undone of Maria Enders, an older actress (played by Juliette Binoche) who is confronted by her past when an actress half her ... more >


Who's who at Berlin this year? Read on

Gallic cinema's three most visible actresses, Juliette Binoche, Catherine Deneuve and Isabelle Huppert, will be present at the Berlin Film Festival (a.k.a. "Berlinale") next month, their latest films having been selected for the festival as announced by the festival’s organizers just before the weekend. Catherine Deneuve will be presenting “Elle S’en Va” (“She’s leaving,” in French) by ... more >


The task of recreating Don DeLillo's post-modern vision is protean

Here are the latest pictures from COSMOPOLIS, starring Robert Pattinson in the lead role as Eric Packer, a multi-millionaire who goes out for a haircut one day and has to contend with the next 24 hours of his life. Also appearing in Cosmopolis are Paul Giamatti (pictured below), Samantha Morton, Juliette Binoche (pictured, top), Sarah Gadon (bottom picture) and Jay Baruchel. I started reading ... more >

Certified Copy

A Cannes Festival 2010 selection film
Juliette Binoche and William Shimell
Directed by Abbas Kiarostami

“Certified Copy” is a film by Abbas Kiarostami which means that it’s s-l-o-w. Slow enough to make you fidget in your seat. Slow enough to take you back to the days of the interminable scenes of couples-- walking apart from each other and not talking—in those excruciating Antonioni films of the sixties. Slow enough to give you time to wonder about the nature of cinema. Should it be entertaining? ... more >


By ALI NADERZAD - September 2, 2010A brief mention about Juliette Binoche's response to the BBC today seems in order. She is currently in London promoting "Copie Conforme" and was asked about actor Gérard Depardieu's inexplicable verbal attack on her. She told the interviewer, 'you don't have to like everyone or their work, but I don't understand the violence of his words.' The best response, ... more >