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Watch William Friedkin’s 80-Minute Masterclass From the 2016 Cannes Film Festival

24 May 2016 11:17 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

While we’ve wrapped up the 2016 Cannes Film Festival with our favorite films and more, cinema’s finest yearly event also honors the legendary filmmakers that help shape the medium. The man of honor at this year’s festival was William Friedkin, who created one of the scariest films of all-time (The Exorcist), did the impossible by proving a remake can work (Sorcerer), put one of the greatest car chases on film (The French Connection), and much more. While at the festival he gave an 80-minute masterclass which touched on virtually all aspects of his career.

“I decided to become a filmmaker at the age of 21, after seeing Citizen Kane,” he says. “I didn’t go to film school. My school was the Nouvelle Vague and Alfred Hitchcock.” He opens about his the first thing he looks for in an actor, only doing one take most of the time, working alongside Harold Pinter, »

- Jordan Raup

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Chet Hanks on Portraying Addiction on Screen After Overcoming Personal Struggles: 'It Was a Blessing'

11 May 2016 1:15 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Chet Hanks is taking on a very personal role. Hanks, the son of Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, has struggled with addiction issues and spent time in rehab. Now clean, he's guest starring on Wednesday's Maron, in an emotional and funny role that bares a striking resemblance to his real life. His character Trey is an aspiring rapper and comes from a wealthy Los Angeles family. He's doing a stint in rehab alongside comedian Marc Maron, who plays a fictionalized version of himself in the IFC comedy. Hanks, 25, says channelling his real-life experiences with addiction was a rewarding experience. "It »

- Aaron Couch

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Chet Hanks on Portraying Addiction Onscreen After Overcoming Personal Struggles: 'It Was a Blessing'

11 May 2016 1:15 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Chet Hanks is taking on a very personal role. Hanks, the son of Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, has struggled with addiction issues and spent time in rehab. Now clean, he's guest starring on Wednesday's Maron, in an emotional and funny role that bares a striking resemblance to his real life. His character Trey is an aspiring rapper and comes from a wealthy Los Angeles family. He's doing a stint in rehab alongside comedian Marc Maron, who plays a fictionalized version of himself in the IFC comedy. Hanks, 25, says channelling his real-life experiences with addiction was a rewarding experience. "It »

- Aaron Couch

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High energy: how Maria Bamford made a sitcom out of her hypomania

5 May 2016 12:05 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

She’s one of the hottest standup comics in the Us, and she’s based her first TV show, Lady Dynamite, on her own time in hospital. But where do Pussy Noodles fit into it all?

The unmissable TV shows of summer 2016

Maria Bamford made her first call to a suicide helpline when she was at college. The Us standup – who has dealt with anxiety, depression and unwanted thoughts all her life – gleefully uses the call in her act, even singing a song with the line: “If I clench my fists at odd intervals, the darknesses within me won’t force me to do anything inappropriately violent or sexual at dinner parties!” The number was composed on the advice of a therapist keen for Bamford “to let her anxieties out”.

Bamford – Stephen Colbert’s “favourite comedian on planet Earth” and “an angel who got bored” according to Marc Maron – is now branching out into sitcom, »

- Evan Fleischer

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Marc Maron on the 'Dire Circumstances' That Led to His Sobriety: 'I Was Dealing with Some Fairly Serious Psychotic Delusions'

4 May 2016 11:00 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Marc Maron is tackling a subject that hits close to him with the new season of his comedy Maron. The Wtf podcaster, who plays a fictionalized version of himself in the IFC show, is going to rehab in the new season after his character got hooked on pain killers and had a public meltdown in last year's season 3 finale. For Maron, who is 16 years sober, the fictional stent in rehab comes decades after the first time he tried to get clean. "I was a lot younger. I was, like, 22. I was clearly out of control. And my parents were worried, »

- Aaron Couch

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Marc Maron on the 'Dire Circumstances' That Led to His Sobriety: 'I Was Dealing with Some Fairly Serious Psychotic Delusions'

4 May 2016 11:00 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Marc Maron is tackling a subject that hits close to him with the new season of his comedy Maron. The Wtf podcaster, who plays a fictionalized version of himself in the IFC show, is going to rehab in the new season after his character got hooked on pain killers and had a public meltdown in last year's season 3 finale. For Maron, who is 16 years sober, the fictional stent in rehab comes decades after the first time he tried to get clean. "I was a lot younger. I was, like, 22. I was clearly out of control. And my parents were worried, »

- Aaron Couch

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Twitter Debate Rages on After Larry Wilmore Drops the N-Word to President Obama at Whcd

2 May 2016 9:10 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Larry Wilmore had a mic-drop moment of his own when he said the N-word to President Obama the White House Correspondents' Dinner Saturday night. The host of Comedy Central's The Nightly Show has received mixed reviews for his closing cry - "Yo Barry, you did it my n---a" - with Rev. Al Sharpton calling Wilmore's use of the word "at best in poor taste" and Saturday Night Live's Sasheer Zamata tweeting, "This is the blackest correspondents dinner ever and I Love it." Two days later, the Twitterverse is still buzzing about the jaw-dropping moment. Here's how some on social »

- Tierney McAfee, @tierneymcafee

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Twitter Debate Rages on After Larry Wilmore Drops the N-Word to President Obama at Whcd

2 May 2016 9:10 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Larry Wilmore had a mic-drop moment of his own when he said the N-word to President Obama the White House Correspondents' Dinner Saturday night. The host of Comedy Central's The Nightly Show has received mixed reviews for his closing cry - "Yo Barry, you did it my n---a" - with Rev. Al Sharpton calling Wilmore's use of the word "at best in poor taste" and Saturday Night Live's Sasheer Zamata tweeting, "This is the blackest correspondents dinner ever and I Love it." Two days later, the Twitterverse is still buzzing about the jaw-dropping moment. Here's how some on social »

- Tierney McAfee, @tierneymcafee

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Louis C.K. on Lorne Michaels' 'Horace and Pete' Advice, How the Show Almost Starred Jack Nicholson

26 April 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Louis C.K.'s promotional tour continued with a stop in Marc Maron's garage, where the two comics recorded the 700th edition of Maron's WTF podcast. In the 90-minute-plus interview, C.K. revealed both the run-up to and the details of the casting and creative process on his self-financed Horace and Pete web series. Among them: the A-list actors initially approached for key roles on the dark comedy, including Joe Pesci and Jack Nicholson. Here are five highlights from the conversation: Lorne Michaels gave C.K. advice — but he didn't take it C.K.

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- Maya Anderman

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Horace and Pete: Louis Ck Open to Reviving Series for Season Two

21 April 2016 6:58 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Louis Ck just announced that season one of his web series Horace and Pete was over. On a recent episode of Marc Maron's Wtf podcast, the comedian said he's open to doing another season of the dramedy, The Wrap reports.

Released in January, Horace and Pete stars Ck and Steve Buscemi as the owners of a 100-year-old Brooklyn bar. Edie Falco, Steven Wright, and Jessica Lange also star.

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- TVSeriesFinale.com

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IFC Developing Comedy Projects with Bryan Cranston, Steven Weber, Sharon Horgan

21 April 2016 11:49 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

IFC is cooking up a new comedy series “Todd Barth Can Help You,” co-created by Bryan Cranston and Steven Weber, with Weber on board to star.

The AMC Networks outlet unveiled that project and seven other development prospects at its luncheon upfront presentation in New York on Thursday. The cabler is also investing more in digital series, some of which will get an on-air showcase in latenight under the “Comedy Crib” brand.

“Todd Barth” revolves around a conservative insurance adjuster who decides to change his life and become a self-help guru. Cranston created the series with Weber and Clay Graham. Graham is writing and exec producing with Cranston, Weber and James Degus of Cranston’s Moonshot Entertainment banner.

This Land is Ours” follows a group of anarchist squatters who take over an abandoned row house in Harlem. The project was created by Vicki Pepperdine and Joanna Scanlan (HBO’s “Getting On”) and hails from Merman, »

- Cynthia Littleton

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Louis Ck Opens Door to ‘Horace and Pete’ Return; ‘Two and a Half Men’ Star Angus T. Jones Is the Key

21 April 2016 9:22 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Louis Ck says his web series, “Horace and Pete,” may not be over after all — and that “Two and a Half Men” star Angus T. Jones could help continue the story. Ck spoke on Marc Maron‘s “Wtf” podcast Thursday about how he had always intended the show as a ten-act play — and Maron said reports of its cancellation were misleading. (You should listen to the entire podcast, because Maron and Ck covered a lot — including how Ck sought Jack Nicholson for the role that went to Alan Alda — and which Ck also offered to Joe Pesci.) News outlets including. »

- Tim Molloy

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VOD Vault #3 – Get a Job / Blood Rush

10 April 2016 1:10 PM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Welcome to week three of VOD Vault, where we take a look at another bunch of direct-to-market releases, many of which hit iTunes and the supermarket shelves without fanfare, walking you – our readers – down the fine line between spending your money wisely, or throwing it away on another slice of Dtv dross. Up this week are two films on the opposite end of the cinematic spectrum: Get a Job, a long-delayed rom-com starring Anna Kendrick and Miles Teller; and claustrophobic horror Blood Rush.

Get A Job

Stars: Anna Kendrick, Alison Brie, Miles Teller, Bryan Cranston, Cameron Richardson, Greg Germann, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Marcia Gay Harden, Nicholas Braun, John C. McGinley, Jorge Garcia, John Cho, Bruce Davidson | Directed by Dylan Kidd

Life after college graduation is not exactly going as planned for Will (Teller) and Jillian (Kendrick) who find themselves lost in a sea of increasingly strange jobs, perpetual unemployment and adulthood angst. »

- Phil Wheat

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Alamo Coming to Brooklyn, Sounds of ‘Fury Road,’ Coppola and De Palma Interview, and More

5 April 2016 1:49 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Dailies is a round-up of essential film writing, news bits, videos, and other highlights from across the Internet. If you’d like to submit a piece for consideration, get in touch with us in the comments below or on Twitter at @TheFilmStage.

Cinephilia & Beyond have published a conversation between Brian De Palma and Francis Ford Coppola from a 1974 issue of Filmmmakers Newsletter.

Watch a video on the sounds of Mad Max: Fury Road:

Alamo Drafthouse’s seven-screen Brooklyn location will open this summer:

Currently in its final phase of construction, the flagship theater, located at 445 Gold Street – at the intersection of Fulton and Flatbush Avenues – will be a movie-lover’s paradise featuring seven screens celebrating all forms of cinema. True to the brand’s roots, Alamo Drafthouse Downtown Brooklyn will feature a diverse programming slate blending the best arthouse and independent releases with Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters. With the »

- TFS Staff

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‘A New Hope’ vs. ‘The Force Awakens,’ ‘The Tree of Life’ With Live Score, Ethan Hawke on Marc Maron, and More

28 March 2016 8:36 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Dailies is a round-up of essential film writing, news bits, videos, and other highlights from across the Internet. If you’d like to submit a piece for consideration, get in touch with us in the comments below or on Twitter at @TheFilmStage.

If you’re in Dublin on June 3rd, The Tree of Life is screening with a live score from a 100-piece orchestra.

Watch a video on the parallels between the original Star Wars trilogy and The Force Awakens:

With A Brighter Summer Day now on Criterion, producer Curtis Tsui discusses the making of the film (and read Godfrey Chesire‘s essay):

The inspiration for the film was the real-life murder of a teenage girl by a classmate, committed in Taipei on June 15, 1961—an event that deeply affected filmmaker Edward Yang and other members of his generation in Taiwan. In fact, A Brighter Summer Day’s Chinese title »

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Movie Review – Get a Job (2016)

26 March 2016 5:50 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Get a Job, 2016.

Directed by Dylan Kidd.

Starring Miles Teller, Anna Kendrick, Bryan Cranston, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Nicholas Braun, Brandon T. Jackson, Alison Brie, Jorge Gargia, Jay Pharoah, Bruce Davison, Ravi Patel, Aaron Hill, Seth Morris, Marc Maron, John C. McGinley, Marcia Gay Harden, Greg Germann, Cameron Richardson, and John Cho.

Synopsis:

Life after college graduation is not exactly going as planned for Will and Jillian who find themselves lost in a sea of increasingly strange jobs. But with help from their family, friends and coworkers they soon discover that the most important (and hilarious) adventures are the ones that we don’t see coming.

Get a Job‘s very first joke is a freeze-frame shot of Miles Teller’s character as a child, surrounded by his family on the toilet after dropping his first deuce, delivering a voiceover monologue about receiving congratulations and physical rewards for every non-accomplishment in life. »

- Robert Kojder

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Showtime To Air Garry Shandling’s ‘Inside Comedy’ & ‘Green Room’ Episodes

25 March 2016 10:40 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Showtime said it will re-air episodes of Inside Comedy and The Green Room With Paul Provenza that featured Garry Shandling this weekend in honor of the late comedian. Shandling appeared on Season 1 of the David Steinberg-hosted Inside Comedy, Episode #6, which also featured Sarah Silverman. Shandling also appeared in a 2012 episode of The Green Room along with Judd Apatow, Bo Burnham, Ray Romano and Marc Maron. The episodes will air back-to-back beginning tonight at 7 Pm… »

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Conan O'Brien, Marc Maron, And Seth Meyers Pay Tribute To Garry Shandling

25 March 2016 6:54 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Yesterday afternoon, the shocking and sad news arrived that Garry Shandling had passed away at the age of 66. A stand-up comedy legend and the brain behind two of the most influential shows ever with "It's Garry Shandling's Show" and "The Larry Sanders Show," almost everyone who tells jokes for a living owes a debt to Shandling. Last night, both Conan O'Brien and Seth Meyers took a moment during their opening monologues to pay tribute to Shandling, with O'Brien in particular sharing how the late comedian lent his support to him during the absurd "The Tonight Show" fiasco. Meanwhile, Marc Maron also shared remembrance of Shandling, along with his interview with him from 2011. Check it all out below, along with his podcast appearance on "You Made It Weird," a classic scene from "Freaks and Geeks" (a show conceived by two huge Shandling fans in Judd Apatow — who worked on 'Larry Sanders »

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Garry Shandling: Celebs Mourn Passing of ‘Genius,’ ‘Legend’

24 March 2016 2:06 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Comedians and actors remembered Garry Shandling on social media following the actor’s death on Thursday afternoon.

Albert Brooks, Amy Schumer, Ricky Gervais and Jimmy Kimmel were among the first to pay their respects.

Brooks tweeted, “R.I.P. Garry Shandling. I am so saddened to hear this. Brilliantly funny and such a great guy. He will be so missed.”

R.I.P. Garry Shandling. I am so saddened to hear this. Brilliantly funny and such a great guy. He will be so missed.

Albert Brooks (@AlbertBrooks) March 24, 2016

“Today we lost a comedic genius and a very dear friend,” Sony Pictures Television chairman Steve Mosko, who was a close friend, said in a statement. “Garry entertained millions of people and was an inspiration to generations of comedians, actors and writers. He will be greatly missed.”

“Goodbye Gary Shandling thank you for your kindness and your generosity and for making me laugh so damn much, »

- Marianne Zumberge

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Animals: Season One Ratings

21 March 2016 7:48 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

HBO has had a few animated series in the past but they haven't been very successful. How will their Animals TV show perform? Will it be a hit? Will the cable channel regret renewing it for a second season already? Stay tuned.

An animated adult comedy, Animals features the critters that live in (and off) of the Big Apple. The voice cast includes Phil Matarese, Mike Luciano, Meghan O'Neill, Katie Aselton, Mary Holland, Amir Blumenfeld, Jake Hurwitz, Neil Casey, Mark Duplass, Lauren Lapkus, Stephanie Allynne, Mace Coronel, Jay Duplass, Darold Ferguson Jr., Jon Lovitz, Aziz Ansari, Nick Kroll, Rob Corddry, Marc Maron, Ike Barinholtz, Jason Mantzoukas, Nathan Fielder, Paul Scheer, Matt Walsh, Zach Woods, and Adam Scott.

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- TVSeriesFinale.com

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