Paul Feig

Interview: Last Christmas director Paul Feig on creating his new festive classic and why he champions female-driven stories

November 7, 2019

As Last Christmas merrily makes its way to cinemas (read our review here), the film’s director, Paul Feig, brought his own cheer to Australia as he enthusiastically discussed making a new (hopeful) seasonal classic. The AU Review’s Peter Gray sat down with the filmmaker to learn about how Emma Thompson’s George Michael-inspired script came to […]

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Film Review: Last Christmas wears its tinsel-laced heart on its sleeve with an unashamed abandon

November 6, 2019

As much as Last Christmas is selling itself on the notion that it’s “inspired” by the musical catalogue of the late, great George Michael – or more specifically the Wham! festive classic that this film’s title has lifted as its own – it’s ultimately not as formidable as it wishes to be. That’s certainly not […]

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Paul Feig is coming to Australia to promote his George Michael inspired feature Last Christmas

October 10, 2019

Christmas comes early this year as director Paul Feig has been announced to tour Australia to unveil his new romantic comedy, Last Christmas. Universal Pictures announced today that the director will visit Sydney and Melbourne between November 4th and 6th, 2019 for a series of press opportunities. Feig is a writer, producer and director whose […]

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Film Review: A Simple Favour (USA, 2018) is an infectiously entertaining, naughty neo-noir, with two fantastic lead performances

September 12, 2018

If there’s one director that needs a true change of pace out there, it’s comedy director Paul Feig. He started off great making a successful string of comedies, starting from the romantic-comedy hit Bridesmaids to the buddy cop-comedy The Heat and the espionage-action comedy Spy. Then he hit a big of a snag with his […]

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Film Review: Ghostbusters (PG) (USA, 2016)

July 14, 2016

The 2016 return of Ghostbusters has been copping almost non-stop criticism from the moment it was announced, from its first trailer drop, right up to its theatrical release. Because of this, it’s hard to escape any negative or foreshadowing thought going into this. But upon stepping out of the cinema after the screening finished, I […]

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Full trailer for Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters released

March 3, 2016

We got our first real taste of the Paul Feig-directed reboot of Ghostbusters, courtesy of the new trailer released this morning. The trailer wastes no time introducing and showing it’s four new leads – played by Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones – with the full film looking every bit as funny (and slime-filled) as […]

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First teaser trailer for Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters released

February 15, 2016

The marketing for the female-led reboot is ramping up with a new teaser trailer for the film released this morning. Over thirty years since the original supernatural comedy film took its place in pop culture history, we’re finally getting a new Ghostbusters movie.  Check out the teaser trailer below: It’ll be fascinating to see what Paul […]

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Film Review: Spy (USA, 2015)

May 19, 2015

Earlier this year Larry Heath checked out Paul Feig’s action-comedy film Spy that got a showing at the SXSW Film Festival in Texas. An unorthodox approach for a mainstream comedy however with the film set to release in Australian cinemas this week, we take a look back at Larry’s review from then. Spy reunites Feig […]

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Exclusive SXSW Interview: ‘Spy’ director Paul Feig on the film’s tone, Melissa McCarthy, and the best James Bond

March 19, 2015

Paul Feig, famed director and the man behind new action-comedy Spy catches up with The Iris’ Larry Heath at the film’s SXSW premiere to talk about tone, Melissa McCarthy, and his favourite James Bond. On what he wants people to take away from the film, Paul says: “I just want people to have a really good […]

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