Pedro Almodóvar’s air steward farce could be some kind of national allegory – but the great director’s real interest lies in returning to the good-natured sex comedy of his youth
Richard Linklater’s account of a real-life small-town murder has a winning mix of comedy and social observation
Elsewhere in comedy this week: John Cleese targets BBC comedy chiefs, Tina Fey resurrects her Sarah Palin impression and Peter Kay’s new sitcom gears up for an iPlayer premiere
Also this week, Russell Kane says envy is what motivates up-and-coming comics, and Britain gets its first comedy hotel
This Las Vegas-set comedy is light as a ping-pong ball and heavy on the magic, writes Philip French
US presenter is to make Rosewater, an adaptation of BBC reporter’s memoir about being tortured in Iran
The precocious American humourist strikes gold again with 30 short stories mocking the idiocies of men
Silver Linings Playbook star Bradley Cooper to star in Hollywood version of German box-office hit, with a view to directing
From Die Hard to the Whole Nine Yards, we seek out the best on-screen moments from the man who first teamed up ‘yippee-kay-aye’ with an unpublishable obscenity
Judd Apatow casts his own wife and children in this terrifically assured comedy about a stressed-out couple approaching midlife point-of-no-return
A zombie-fied retelling of Romeo and Juliet in a post-apocalyptic city proves strangely charming, writes Philip French
Bill Murray called it ‘probably the best work I’ve done’ and, 20 years after its release, Groundhog Day can still take your breath away. Its original screenwriter Danny Rubin and admirers such as director David O Russell explain its lasting appeal
Ricky Gervais says Derek, his latest comedy creation, does not have a disability. But is this claim credible?
Five years ago, Charlie Sheen was famously the highest paid actor on TV. Then came tiger blood, Adonis DNA and his porn star ‘goddesses’. Has Anger Management calmed him down?
There are some interesting moments, but this account of British royalty in America leaves too much unexplored
Critics have described grossout comedy Movie 43 as the worst film of all time. So how did the likes of Halle Berry, Kate Winslet and Hugh Jackman end up starring in it?