In today’s show Charlize Theron seeks Oscar gold in the down and dirty "Young Adult", and we catch up with one of the world’s biggest bands, Coldplay. We're also meeting the Ethiopian/Finnish singer Mirel Wagner to talk about her intense and emotional self-titled debut album.
This week we're proving French films are back in vogue with new release "The Artist", starring Jean Dujardin and Bérénice Béjo. We take a look at some of the best scenes to find out why a black and white silent movie has all the makings of an Oscar winner. Also, smash hit "Taken" is back with a sequel - but did you know it was a French production?
INTERNATIONAL PAPERS, Tues., 1/3/2011: At the end of the press review today we look at some of the speculation surrounding James Franco’s sub-par performance as co-presenter of the Oscars. Also, John Galliano’s woes and debate over whether the West should intervene in Libya.
Lisa Nesselson is here to talk about the lucky winners of the 83rd Academy Awards ceremony. We can stop speculating because the members of the Academy in their wisdom have spoken and what they say is that The King's Speech is the best motion picture released in the U.S. in 2010.
The Libyan crisis continues to make the headlines in the international press. As several cities have now fallen into the hands of the opposition, many fear Muammar Gaddafi’s regime will strike back. Others are determined he will eventually back down. In the meantime, thousands of people are fleeing to neighboring Malta...
"The King's Speech" was crowned best picture at the Oscars on Sunday with a total of four prizes, including best actor for Colin Firth. Natalie Portman walked way with the Academy Award for best actress for “Black Swan”.
The Academy Awards are generally a predictable affair, but a varied bunch of nominated films, a tiny touch of drama in the acting races, and an unlikely choice of hosts have added some intrigue this year.
Lisa Nesselson speaks about three films that hit French screens today: The Coen brothers' "True Grit", a film set in the Wild West of the mid-19th century. Danny Boyle's "127 Hours" - set in the scenic but deadly canyons of Utah in this century. And Jonathan Nossiter's "Rio Sex Comedy" - set in the bedrooms and favelas of contemporary Brazil.
Today Lisa Nesselson is here to speak about Darren Aronofsky's latest film "Black Swan" - a psychological thriller set in New York's competitive classical dance world. Also, the 33rd Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival started last Friday and continues through this weekend here in France.
"The King's Speech" has been nominated for 12 Oscars. Our film critic, Lisa Nesselson, is here to tell us whether a costume picture about a stammering monarch could possibly deserve that level of recognition. Plus five years in the making, "Sea Rex", is the first entirely French film in IMAX 3-D.