North Korea has reportedly executed Defense Minister Hyon Yong Chol by antiaircraft guns. Bruce Cumings speculates for us. Milos Stehlik reviews opening night films at Cannes and for Weekend Passport, we learn about a grandfather's life from Paula Burzawa in her book 'Tasso's Journey'
To understand the Cannes awards process, you'd need Rosetta Stone-type skill to decipher the games of compromise played during jury discussions. Luckily we have film contributor Milos Stehlik to help us sort through this year's prizes.
Shanghai-based contributor Robert Price and economist Betsey Stevenson explain why income and material wealth don’t necessarily correlate with a sense of well-being and Milos Stehlik checks in from Cannes.
This Must Be the Place, a very offbeat film by the talented Italian director Paolo Sorrentino (Il Divo) premiered here at Cannes on Friday.It features a knockout performance by Sean Penn as Cheyenne, an aging rock star.
Lars von Trier, whose film Melancholia had its world premiere here at the Cannes Film Festival, was just made “persona non grata” at the Festival for incendiary comments he made Wednesday at the press conference following the first press screening of the film.At the press conference,
The “big guns” have come out at Cannes with the Festival reaching its mid-point.Today was the well-received Dardennes’ brothers Kid With a Bike, and the American film by maverick Terrence Malick, The Tree of Life, a film that’s been gestating for several decades.Toplining Sean Penn