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A highlight of the Tribeca Film Festival, Ferne Pearlstein's stunning The Last Laugh has Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, Sarah Silverman, Robert Clary, Rob Reiner, Harry Shearer, Jeffrey Ross, Alan Zweibel, Gilbert Gottfried, Judy Gold, Larry Charles, David Steinberg, Susie Essman, Lisa Lampanelli and Hanala Sagal reflect on questions of free speech, taboos and time limits. Holocaust survivor Renee Firestone is the film's responsive centre.
Jerry Lewis's The Day The Clown Cried, James Moll's The Last Days and Paul Provenza's The Aristocrats open up the discussion and Brooks's comment on Roberto Benigni's Life Is Beautiful leads me to Son Of Saul star Géza Röhrig's response to Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds in my conversation with Ferne and her co-writer/co-producer Robert Edwards.
- Anne-Katrin Titze
Full House exists in the same nostalgia bubble as Saved by the Bell and The Brady Bunch for me: I wouldn't call myself a superfan or even a fan, but I have definitely seen every episode. So they did something right. In these new stills from Fuller House, the Netflix series reuniting us with DJ Tanner (Candace Cameron), Stephanie Tanner (Jodie Sweetin), Kimmy Gibbler (Andrea Barber), and in recurring roles Danny Tanner (Bob Saget), Uncle Jesse (John Stamos), Joey Gladstone (Dave Coulier), and Aunt Becky (Lori Laughlin), we see that everybody grew up to be wheaten-haired and well-dressed. I will tune into this surreal 13-episode smilethon. Now, our questions: 1) Is the show secretly all about Kimmy? Everyone's looking at her in these photos expectantly. "Charm us, Kimmy," they beg. I feel like she will. 2) Is it wrong that I don't miss the presence of Michelle at all? We have these »
- Louis Virtel
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