stand-up

What Joker Gets Right About Stand-Up Comedy

Talking with Gary Gulman and Sam Morril, who perform stand-up in the film, about their roles and the horrors of open mics.
movies

‘Heil Me, Man’: How Taika Waititi Learned to Play Hitler

For Jojo Rabbit, a black comedy about a Nazi fanboy at the end of the Third Reich, the director cast himself as a make-believe version of the Führer.
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Robert Pattinson’s King Performance Is Hilariously Unhinged

An ode to a most profane bit of fun.
  1. trailer mix
    Bombshell Trailer: Charlize, Nicole, and Margot Take Down the Bad GuysAcademy Award–winning actresses tackle the Fox News scandal.
  2. stand-up
    What Joker Gets Right About Stand-Up ComedyTalking with Gary Gulman and Sam Morril, who perform stand-up in the film, about their roles and the horrors of open mics.
  3. movies
    ‘Heil Me, Man’: How Taika Waititi Learned to Play HitlerFor Jojo Rabbit, a black comedy about a Nazi fanboy at the end of the Third Reich, the director cast himself as a make-believe version of the Führer.
  4. odes
    Robert Pattinson’s King Performance Is Hilariously UnhingedAn ode to a most profane bit of fun.
  5. close reads
    Let’s Talk About the Ending of ParasiteDirector Bong Joon-ho explains his coda: “I thought it was being real and honest with the audience.”
  6. additional shots fired
    Scorsese Doubles Down On Marvel Movie Critique: ‘We Shouldn’t Be Invaded by It’“We need cinemas to step up and show films that are narrative films.”
  7. snl
    Heidi Gardner’s Teen Movie Critic Has Complicated Thoughts About Joker“Arthur and I, like, have a lot in common: We’re silly, we’re fit, we have good looks.”
  8. now streaming
    The 40 Best Movies on Netflix You Probably Haven’t SeenOddball comedies, twisty thrillers, and other underseen gems.
  9. obits
    Robert Forster, Oscar-Nominated Star of Jackie Brown, Dead at 78The 78-year-old character actor appeared in over 100 film roles.
  10. sequels
    Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston’s Next Vacay Already Ruined by Murder Mystery 2The era of Adam Sandler sequels has finally arrived.
  11. the industry
    Stepmother vs. Godmother: Idina Menzel and Billy Porter in Talks for CinderellaAn icy chill shoots up John Travolta’s spine. Oh no, not again.
  12. movie review
    Not Even Lupita Nyong’o and her Ukulele Can Save Little MonstersThe zombie movie, now streaming on Hulu, is an unhinged horror-comedy that never quite settles in.
  13. oscar futures
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  14. trailer mix
    Jungle Cruise Trailer: If Anyone Can Sell a Movie Based on a Ride, It’s the RockEmily Blunt gets her Evelyn O’Connell moment.
  15. "it" fruit
    You’ll Never See Peaches the Same Way Again After ParasiteDo peaches have the best agent in Hollywood?
  16. movie review
    Gemini Man Is Not a Great Action Movie, But It Is a Weirdly Tender OneWill Smith is less interesting in his action sequences than in his curiously melancholy scenes with his de-aged self.
  17. vulture lists
    Every Will Smith Movie, RankedHow does Gemini Man stack up against against the rest?
  18. movie review
    Parasite Is an Acid-Black Comedy That Eats at the MindAt the heart of Bong Joon-ho’s latest film is the most gnawing evolutionary fear of all.
  19. ari's angels
    Ariana Grande’s Charlie’s Angels Soundtrack Has Normani, Nicki Minaj, and MoreCheck out the track list for the upcoming album.
  20. too soon
    Nicolas Winding Refn Brings Maniac Cop Series to HBO and Canal PlusManiac Cop will also be a strong commentary on the decline of civilization.”
  21. movie review
    In The King, Timothée Chalamet’s Emo Angst Is UnderwhelmingDavid Michôd’s Netflix movie is a dull morality play — with one exception: a Plantagenet Jack Reacher moment.
  22. close reads
    The Impossible Politics of JokerHow Todd Phillips’s supervillain story deliberately mixes its messages.
  23. trailer mix
    Onward Trailer: Pixar’s Tale of Blue Brotherly LoveSee it in theaters March 6.
  24. vulture lists
    30 Great Eat-the-Rich Horror MoviesBong Joon-ho’s Parasite joins a grand cinematic tradition.
  25. q&a
    Chris Morris Finds the FBI, Sadly, Very FunnyThe Brass Eye creator reinvented himself as a movie director with Four Lions. It only took him nine years to give us a second film.
  26. trailer mix
    The Turning Trailer: The Kids Are Not AlrightIt’s clear that Finn Wolfhard is no stranger to strange things at this point.
  27. tick tock
    How Joker Became the Most Hated, Loved, Obsessed-Over Movie of 2019“It’s been a trending story for about six weeks now, and that’s a lot more spotlight and attention than a normal film could count on getting.”
  28. five baggers
    Please Stop Calling Tim Heidecker and Mister America ‘Anti-Comedy’Talking with the comedian about his new movie, which Nathan Fielder helped make happen.
  29. important questions
    Can Outer Space Drive a Person Insane? Let’s Ask an Astronaut.In Lucy in the Sky, Natalie Portman totally loses her mind, in the tradition of several movie astronauts before her.
  30. re-casting
    Elisabeth Moss Leaves The Power of a Dog, But Fear Not, Kirsten Dunst Is HereMoss has Handmaid’s Tale commitments to fulfill.
  31. now streaming
    The 50 Best Comedies on Netflix Right NowGroundhog Day, Four Weddings and a Funeral, and more.
  32. q&a
    Pedro Almodóvar on the Most Painful Disagreement He’s Ever Had With an Actor“I had to go to a psychiatrist just because of the anxiety.”
  33. close reads
    Let’s Talk About the Ending of JokerHow much of this movie was real, and how much was fantasy?
  34. sad dads in space
    Sad Dad Space Movies: A TaxonomySpace: The Ultimate Daddy?
  35. book excerpt
    When Was Diane Keaton the Most Charming in Something’s Gotta Give?An excerpt from Shea Serrano’s new book.
  36. what might have been
    Ed Norton Knows the Two ‘Dark’ Hulk Films He Pitched Would’ve Been Cool As HellMakes sense. That Bruce guy can get very angry.
  37. now streaming
    The 100 Best Movies on Hulu Right NowThe Talented Mr. Ripley, A Quiet Place, and more.
  38. vulture lists
    15 Essential Judy Garland PerformancesTechnicolor musicals, contemplative black-and-white dramas, and meta musical numbers.
  39. close reads
    How Rage Cagey Is the New Nicolas Cage Movie Color Out of Space? Let’s Discuss.Imagine the most potent vendetta you could have against a living person; now imagine that vendetta being directed at a basket of tomatoes.
  40. movie review
    Let’s Talk About the Other Creepy Clown MovieThere are Joker fans, and then there are the disciples of Wrinkles the Clown.
  41. box office
    Joker’s Movie Theater Attendance Records Are More Than a Box Office WinAfter a strategic six-week marketing campaign, the R-rated film’s record-breaking opening affirms the superhero genre once again.
  42. tony for marty?
    Netflix Will Screen The Irishman in Broadway’s Belasco TheatreThe (potentially back-breaking) theatrical experience lives!
  43. vulture lists
    Every DC Comics Movie, RankedFrom the Christopher Reeve era to the new Joker, which films stand above the rest?
  44. profile
    Bong Joon-ho’s Dystopia Is Already HereThe Korean director’s ferocious new film, Parasite, is a parable of our money-hungry world. It’s also the most fun you’ll have in theaters this fall.
  45. box office
    Todd Phillips’s Joker Maniacally Dances Its Way to New October Box Office RecordIf only he had gotten these numbers before, he might never have become Joker in the first place. Really makes you think.
  46. this guy
    So, Why Wasn’t Pete Davidson on SNL This Week?Two weeks in a row.
  47. now streaming
    The 100 Best Movies on Amazon Prime Right NowGangs of New York, The Virgin Suicides, Lady Bird, and more.
  48. now streaming
    The 30 Best Action Movies on Netflix Right NowTriple Frontier, The Terminator, 300, and more.
  49. remembrances
    The Trailblazing Power of Diahann CarrollA celebration of the Dynasty star, her indelible six-decade career, and the ‘70s rom-com Claudine.
  50. last night on late night
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