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Best Foreign Film Goes To ...

Posted 01.13.2013 | Entertainment

"Amour" was named the 2013 Golden Globe winner for Best Foreign Language Film at Sunday's awards broadcast. The famously difficult-to-watch Austri...

Chris Tucker Considering Role In ‘Intouchables’ Remake

Posted 11.21.2012 | Black Voices

With the likelihood of Chris Tucker appearing in the forthcoming installment of “Friday” becoming more and more slim, he is interested in starring...

Late to the Party for The Intouchables

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 10.23.2012 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

Some day there will probably be an American version of this story. We can only hope that the magic of this story of hope can be captured. For now the original is my choice for best film of the year.

Get in Touch With The Intouchables

Peter Wilderotter | Posted 10.03.2012 | Entertainment
Peter Wilderotter

Based on a true story, this is a touchingly comedic and unapologetic movie about someone living with high-level paralysis. My many friends and colleagues who live with paralysis declare it honest and accurate.

Why Hollywood Studios Fear Political Content

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.26.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

This is the least of Hollywood's worries, for my money. The major studios have a bigger problem -- such as the fact that they so seldom make movies with serious themes or content. And they never address actual political issues if they can avoid it.

Harvey Weinstein: 'Obama Will Win'

Posted 06.15.2012 | Entertainment

Harvey Weinstein stopped by CBS to talk politics and French cinema on Friday. When "CBS This Morning" host Charlie Rose asked him how many Obama campa...

ReThink Review: The Intouchables - France's 'Magic Negro,' or Something More?

Jonathan Kim | Posted 07.29.2012 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

By making Driss and Philippe fully realized characters (the film is based on a true story) with histories and lots to learn about life and each other, The Intouchables manages to escape the trappings of the Magic Negro genre.

Directors: Intouchables Not About Race

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.25.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Based on a true story, The Intouchables tells the story of Philippe, a quadriplegic who hires a Senegalese immigrant named Driss as his caregiver. Driss, just out of prison for robbery, seems an unlikely choice -- but he and Philippe develop a bond that goes beyond employer-employee.

The Intouchables and Its Filmmakers: Subversive, Exceptional and Unapologetically Real

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 07.21.2012 | Home
E. Nina Rothe

The real magic of the movies lies in the filmmakers' ability to transport their audiences to places they have never been and wish they could inhabit. Such is the case with the upcoming release of The Intouchables.

Movie Review: The Intouchables

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.21.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Based on a true story, The Intouchables is a movie that already has been tarred with the condescending brush of American critics who mischaracterize it as patronizing to the character of Driss.

An Intouchable World?

Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache | Posted 07.07.2012 | Entertainment
Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache

We've been surprised and disappointed by several American critics who have dismissed the lead character of Driss in our film, born of African immigrant parents, played by French actor Omar Sy, as a reductive stereotype.

Is This Guy the Next Jean Dujardin?

Susan Michals | Posted 04.19.2012 | Entertainment
Susan Michals

Suffice to say, with Jean Dujardin winning the Oscar for his role in The Artist, all eyes are on France now; will they be able to repeat that success with films crossing the pond this year, like Cloclo and The Intouchables

Harvey Weinstein's Rendez-Vous With French Cinema Gets Political

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.02.2012 | Home
Regina Weinreich

It's a great year for Harvey Weinstein. The Weinstein Company co-chairman is the 2012 recipient of the Legion d' Honneur awarded by France's Presiden...