Judd Apatow

Film Review: Bros thrives on finding the truth within its comedy

October 24, 2022

Despite being directed and produced by straight men – Nicholas Stoller (Forgetting Sarah Marshall) and Judd Apatow (Bridesmaids), respectively – Bros still very much has a queer beating heart, thanks to lead actor and writer Billy Eichner‘s distinctive voice and perspective being laced over the film’s personality; It’s 2022 and the queer stereotype needs to […]

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Film Review: The King of Staten Island is a surprisingly grounded film that operates more as a showcase for Pete Davidson’s dramatic capabilities

July 14, 2020

So you should know going into The King of Staten Island that, yes, director Judd Apatow hasn’t changed his aesthetic in terms of narrative length or character ingredients.  A too-long comedic drama (emphasis on the drama here) focusing on a typical man-child who’s failed to launch himself, Staten Island hopes to be more endearing than […]

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SXSW 2020 Film Festival to include movies from Issa Rae, Tiffany Haddish and Judd Apatow

January 16, 2020

The SXSW Film Festival is often seen as a launching pad for major studio releases, as well as smaller independent titles and buzz-worthy TV ventures, and this year’s edition looks to be no exception with the features, episodic premieres, and opening night film announced. Running from March 13-21st this year, the 27th SXSW Film Festival […]

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Film Review: The Big Sick (USA, 2017) Makes The Case For Big-Screen Romance

August 1, 2017

It sometimes feels like today’s romantic-comedy films have become a little of out of sync with the rest of the modern blockbuster landscapes. You just don’t see as many being made these days. There’s an easy argument to be made that the audience for these kinds of stories have largely migrated to TV shows like […]

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Michael Bonfiglio talks about his new HBO Documentary May It Last: A Portrait of The Avett Brothers, co-directed with Judd Apatow

April 10, 2017

While in Austin last month, we caught up with Michael Bonfiglio, co-director of May It Last: A Portrait of The Avett Brothers (the much loved US band) with Judd Apatow. We spoke about premiering the film at the iconic SXSW festival and working with (and discovering) the band across the album three years it took […]

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Review: Netflix’s second season of LOVE rarely delivers a dull moment in its earnest adventure through modern romance

March 7, 2017

The first season of Judd Apatow‘s LOVE wasn’t the most hyped series of Netflix’s roster, but regardless it proved a refreshing take on what a romantic comedy series could be. For the most part, it leaned away from the tropes and kept the focus not on this idealised way we expect romance to be, but […]

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The Lonely Island coming back to cinemas with Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping

March 2, 2016

Musical and comedy group The Lonely Island are coming back to cinemas this year with the graciously-titled Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping.  The film will go behind the scenes of the music industry as singer/rapper Conner4Real (Andy Samberg) faces a crisis of popularity after his sophomore album flops, leaving his fans, sycophants and rivals all wondering what […]

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TV Review: Love : The Complete First Season (USA, 2016)

February 23, 2016

Created and written by comedic auteur Judd Apatow, Love  approaches things from a different place to Netflix’s other efforts. As I said in my impressions piece, Love is best described as a slightly more-grounded You’re The Worst.  It’s not interested in the melodramatic highs of modern relationships – but the long awkward and often-mundane moments between them. It’s a show […]

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Our first impressions of Netflix and Judd Apatow’s new romantic comedy Love

February 21, 2016

Created and written by comedic auteur Judd Apatow, Love is the latest comedy to join Netflix’s increasingly-impressive lineup. While we’re only a few episodes in, it’s already very clear Love is approaching things from a different place to Netflix’s other efforts. It’s less of a traditional sitcom than Grace & Frankie, it lacks the drama of Orange is […]

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Netflix Announces 2016 TV Lineup

January 21, 2016

Streaming giant Netflix has unleashed a barrage of details on what to expect from it in 2016, outlining some of the new and returning series the service will make available over the next nine months. February will see the release of Judd Apatow’s contemporary romantic comedy LOVE on the 19th and the rebooted sitcom Fuller House on the […]

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