Stephen Frears

Steven Frears' Florence Foster Jenkins is a one line joke: a would be soprano can't sing. It's also extremely perverse, as
   “I was so naïve that to me it was a film about economics,” Frears recalled. “To me, it was about Mrs. Thatcher. The sex
Meryl Streep can do anything. In her new movie, Florence Foster Jenkins, she is the title character, a real life self-created
Stephen Frears' new biopic chronicles the cyclist's fall from grace.
Peter Sollett's Freeheld was, for me, the find of the day -- an intensely emotional film based on a true story that could easily win Julianne Moore her second Oscar in a row (and, perhaps, earn a nomination for the terrific Michael Shannon).
What makes French films, eh, French? The facile answer: a focus on love: married, obsessive, at first sight. In its 20th season the popular Rendez Vous at Lincoln Center, shows a penchant for action adventure -- and, serial killers.
There is no better time for a film festival in Ukraine, even if it would appear to be during such a volatile moment in the country's history.
Q: "What is your position on creating screenplays? Where do you work?" A: "I make films in my stomach. My position is that
When a fan tells him she's tongue tied, Martin Scorsese becomes wildly animated: "Why? You don't need to be. It's just me
It's the time of year when critics release their lists of the year's best films. It feels like a competitive sport -- or a provocation, which all of these lists are, by nature. As in: "This is my list of the best films. If you don't agree, you're wrong."
With "Philomena" out in limited release now, HuffPost Entertainment spoke to Desplat about his contribution to Frears' film
In 2009, an article by the Martin Sixsmith came to the attention of actor/writer Steve Coogan, who wanted to make a good
If you're going to tell a heart-warming story about a sweet, wronged little old lady, it helps -- even if she is played by Judi Dench -- to have a hard-nosed, mordantly witty, cynical journalist along to offset the sugar quotient. That is the brilliant strategy behind the warm, lovely Philomena.
Her name is Philomena Lee and, as played by Judi Dench in what should be an Oscar-nominated performance, she's a deceptively ordinary older woman with a mission.
Now that the Cannes Film Festival is drawing to a close, it's clear that HBO has grown into a major film-making force beyond the small screen.
The archival footage of Muhammad Ali expressing his passionate views is also a highlight in the film. "No, because I am very