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  1. Using Shock and Violence for Comedy’s Sake in ‘Wild Tales’Oscar Best Foreign Language film nominee Wild Tales, directed by Argentine filmmaker Damián Szifron, is an anthology of six short films […]
  2. The Best Comedy Directors of 2014As this column wraps up its first full year, I present the 1st Annual 2014 Comedy Film School Awards. These awards are determined by a voting […]
  3. Christopher Nolan on Why He Won’t Make Comedies: ‘There’s No Hiding Behind […]“I would try anything I think except comedy or romantic comedy. Those are very tough genres to work in. They rely on an unanimity of audience […]
  4. How Adam McKay Directs at the Top of His IntelligenceAdam McKay’s path to becoming a director began as a notoriously mischievous improvisor under the tutelage of guru Del Close in Chicago, then […]
  5. vulture lists
    10 Great Film Directors and Their Very Specific ObsessionsChristopher Nolan sure loves dead wives.
  6. Writer/Director Paul Mazursky Dies at 84Writer/director Paul Mazursky passed away yesterday from a pulmonary embolism yesterday at LA’s Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, The LA Times […]
  7. Peyton Reed Will Direct ‘Ant-Man’ with Script Help from Adam McKayMarvel has finally named its new Ant-Man director to fill the void left by original helmer Edgar Wright. Deadline reports that Peyton Reed has […]
  8. directors chair
    Marvel Taps Peyton Reed to Direct Ant-ManThe man who brought you Bring It On.
  9. directors chair
    Adam McKay Won’t Direct Ant-Man EitherThe search for Edgar Wright’s replacement continues.
  10. Here’s a Crash Course in Visual Comedy, Focused on the Work of Edgar Wright Here’s a video essay made by movie fan Tony Zhou, in which he dissects the techniques that make up director Edgar Wright’s unique visual style […]
  11. Edgar Wright Is No Longer Directing Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man’Director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, The World’s End) is leaving Marvel’s Ant-Man. Here’s the statement from Marvel and Wright announcing […]
  12. Applying the Auteur Theory to Kevin SmithIn the early ‘90s American Indie boom, auteurs like Quentin Tarantino and Steven Soderbergh emerged into the zeitgeist with personal, […]
  13. The ‘Lego Movie’ Sequel Gets a New DirectorThe Lego Movie already had a sequel greenlit before the first one even came out, and the second film has now found a director. Deadline reports […]
  14. Marc Maron Is Making His Directorial Debut with an Upcoming Episode of […]Marc Maron announced on Twitter that he’s directing an upcoming episode of his IFC comedy Maron, which he stars in and created. The episode, a […]
  15. returning favorites
    Elizabeth Banks Will Direct Pitch Perfect 2Exciting.
  16. Paul Feig Producing and Possibly Directing a Comedy Starring a Cast of […]Paul Feig, director of Bridesmaids and The Heat, is keeping busy with a ton of movie projects. His latest is an untitled comedy written by […]
  17. Mel Brooks and His Wonderful Rejection of SubtletyBack in a time when our primary source of film-watching outside the movie theatre involved a trip to a video store, it was much harder to be a […]
  18. ‘Arrested Development’ Creator Mitch Hurwitz to Direct His First Movie, […]Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitz is preparing to direct his first movie. He’s attached to direct a comedy called Guinea Pigging that […]
  19. Paul Feig, ‘Bridesmaids’, and Comedy with a ‘Feminine Sensibility’Starting with the creation of his breakout sitcom, Freaks and Geeks, and the lead character of Lindsay Weir, Paul Feig has said publicly and […]
  20. The Next Movie Judd Apatow Is Directing Is Amy Schumer’s ‘Train Wreck’Judd Apatow is gearing up to direct his fifth movie. Back in August, we reported that Apatow is producing a movie written by Amy Schumer for […]
  21. How Director Peter Atencio Acts as the Unsung, Essential Third Member of […]In addition to being one of the most consistently funny sketch shows on TV, Key and Peele is also praised for its highly stylized, cinematic […]
  22. The Auteur Theory of Judd ApatowMore than any modern day comedy director, Judd Apatow can be considered an auteur. Auteur Theory, first written about by Francois Truffaut in […]
  23. good plans
    Spike Lee Might Direct Justin Timberlake’s Record Producer BiopicIt’s about Casablanca Records founder Neil Bogart.
  24. How Louis CK’s Directing Style Helps Him Translate His Standup to the […]Louis C.K. is a filmmaker. That is not to undermine his world-class abilities as a writer and performer, but rather to emphasize the role his […]
  25. franchises
    Paranormal Activity Producer Finally Gets a Chance to DirectThis will be Gregory Plotkin’s directorial debut.
  26. directors
    Edgar Wright Is the Patron Saint of Fanboy CultureBetween Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, and The World’s End, Wright has crafted a canon that’s the apex of fanboydom.
  27. Talking to Writer/Director Maggie Carey About Her New Movie ‘The To Do […]This past weekend saw the release of writer/director Maggie Carey’s first movie, The To Do List. Set in 1993, the film stars Aubrey Plaza, […]
  28. bffs
    Steven Soderbergh Donated $10,000 to Spike Lee’s KickstarterDirector-director love.
  29. Woody Allen: ‘I Might Have Been Happier If I Was a Novelist’“I might have been happier if I was a novelist. So instead of having to raise millions of dollars to put on these stories, the novelist sits at […]
  30. directors
    From the Time Capsule: Lunch Conversations With Orson WellesIn 1980s Hollywood, the larger-than-life former boy genius sings for his supper.
  31. upfronts 2013
    Seitz: How to Direct a TV DramaMy auteurist theory of television.
  32. directors
    Warcraft Enlists Moon Director Duncan JonesAs in World of Warcraft.
  33. directors
    Little Miss Sunshine Directors Join Biopic of Black Panther Huey NewtonJonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris took a shine to The Big Cigar.
  34. directors
    Christopher McQuarrie May Direct Mission: Impossible 5Tom Cruise knows whom Tom Cruise wants.
  35. directors
    Who Are Hollywood’s Most Secretive Directors?Including Malick, Abrams, and Nolan.
  36. progress
    Cary Fukunaga Will Direct Two-Part It MovieHe’ll co-write the adaptation, too.
  37. jean-luc godard
    Jean-Luc Godard’s Honorary Oscar Will Have to Be Mailed to HimBecause he didn’t show up to get it last night.
  38. obits
    French Director Claude Chabrol Dies in ParisNicolas Sarkozy said Chabrol “took the finesse of his social depictions from Balzac.”
  39. chat room
    Juan José Campanella on The Secret in Their EyesThe director talks about ‘The Secret in Their Eyes,’ learning the lessons on Argentina’s past, and how his movie is like ‘Law & Order: SVU’ “on steroids.”
  40. movies
    David Lynch Lists His Favorite Directors in 60 SecondsAaand go.
  41. chat room
    David Lynch Is Off to India for His Next Film“It won’t be a so-called David Lynch film, really … “
  42. jazz hands
    Woody Allen Ditches Café CarlyleThe director performed a rare concert in front of a large audience in Warsaw yesterday.