Judd Apatow

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Golden oldies: how romantic comedies set out to attract the more mature lover
After a lean decade, the 90s staple has returned in a big way. But there is one key difference: grey hair. How did older actors take over the genre?

Nicholas Barber

19, Jan, 2023 @12:00 PM

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Forgetting Sarah Marshall is a triumph of flaccid penis jokes and Russell Brand’s theatrics
Jason Segel mines his own misfortunes in this Hawaii-set breakup comedy that gives Brand the chance to flex his full verbose lizard king shtick

Nathan Jolly

29, Nov, 2022 @2:00 PM

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‘Nepo baby’ fall preview: new films and TV from children of famous parents
The offspring of Denzel, Uma, Phoebe, Andie and Judd – and a Gainsbourg for good measure – follow in their parents’ celebrated paths

Caspar Salmon

12, Sep, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Bros review – Billy Eichner’s all-LGBTQ+ romantic comedy is a winner
The comedian’s glossy, Judd Apatow-produced queer comedy is incredibly funny and insightfully smart

Benjamin Lee in Toronto

10, Sep, 2022 @10:04 PM

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Amy Schumer among stars urging change in Hollywood gun portrayals
An open letter signed by over 200 creatives urges the industry to be ‘mindful of on-screen gun violence’ in the wake of recent mass shootings

Benjamin Lee

13, Jun, 2022 @4:35 PM

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The Bubble review – Judd Apatow’s star stuffed pandemic comedy runs out of puff
Apatow’s Netflix comedy has some nice gags about showbusiness, but it’s not enough to carry it through

Peter Bradshaw

01, Apr, 2022 @1:42 AM

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‘Covid ruins storytelling!’: Judd Apatow and David Duchovny on lockdown comedy The Bubble
The first mainstream film to tackle the pandemic appears to take aim at actors’ vanity. The director, star and cast members explain why they might actually be heroes

Catherine Shoard

25, Mar, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Freaks and Geeks: hilarious, moving and endlessly quotable teen show for the ages
It launched the careers of Judd Apatow, James Franco and and Busy Philipps. But this late 90s comedy is so much more than just a springboard for big names

Giselle Au-Nhien Nguyen

21, Mar, 2021 @4:30 PM

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The 50 best films of 2020 in the UK: the full list
It’s number one time, and it’s a picture from the beginning of the year that nothing else has quite eclipsed for wit, thrills and sheer watchability

Andrew Pulver

18, Dec, 2020 @8:09 AM

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The King of Staten Island review – Apatow trades gags for hard truths
Drawing on his own experiences of childhood bereavement, co-writer Pete Davidson carries this soulful New York story

Wendy Ide

13, Jun, 2020 @2:00 PM

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The King of Staten Island review – Pete Davidson winning in freewheeling comedy
Davidson plays a would-be tattoo artist whose firefighter dad died in the line of duty in Judd Apatow’s charming, New York-set tale

Peter Bradshaw

08, Jun, 2020 @4:00 PM

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Olivia Wilde: blunting the scissors of in-flight movie censors | Rebecca Nicholson
The Booksmart director is rightly up in arms about her film being edited by an airline

Rebecca Nicholson

02, Nov, 2019 @3:30 PM

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