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‘Spoiler Alert’ Review: Jim Parsons Brings Heart and Conviction to Michael Showalter’s Rom-Com Tearjerker

Ben Aldridge co-stars in this moving adaptation of TV journalist Michael Ausiello’s relationship memoir, also featuring Sally Field and Bill Irwin.

‘The Dropout’ Director Michael Showalter: “It’s Important to Remember That There Is a Human Being There”

There is nothing inherently funny about the fraud committed by Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes, but in the hands of creator Elizabeth Meriwether and director Michael Showalter, the retelling of Holmes’ rise and fall elicits more than a few chuckles. For Showalter, whose comedic background includes co-creating Wet Hot American Summer and Search Party, that dark […]

How Michael Showalter Became King of the Dramedy

Michael Showalter, ears cushioned by a pair of giant headphones, has no idea that his security system has chirped several dozen times during the course of a February evening Zoom from his Hollywood home. He is not being robbed, we discover. His wife and twin daughters just keep going outside, tending to the burger dinner […]

‘The Eyes of Tammy Faye’ Team on Keeping Legacy Alive After Being “Lumped Together With Her Husband”

The cast and crew of The Eyes of Tammy Faye reunited on Tuesday’s hot pink carpet for the New York City premiere of the film, which stars Jessica Chastain and Andrew Garfield as televangelists Tammy Faye Bakker and Jim Bakker. “It was really important for me to focus on Tammy’s story. I feel like an […]

Jessica Chastain and Andrew Garfield in ‘The Eyes of Tammy Faye’: Film Review | TIFF 2021

Michael Showalter directs this dramatic feature adapted from the 2000 documentary about the rise and fall of the televangelist, her husband and their multimillion-dollar empire.

‘Search Party’ Co-Creator Michael Showalter Seeks Studio City Buyer

At almost the exact same time in the fall of 2015 that he sold a handsome, early 20th-century limestone-faced townhouse in Brooklyn’s Lefferts Manor neighborhood for $1.6 million, hardworking Hollywood multi-hyphenate Michael Showalter plunked down not quite $1.65 million for a 1940s traditional in L.A.’s Studio City that, after extensive updates and upgrades, has popped back […]

‘Search Party’ Season 3: TV Review

'Search Party,' starring Alia Shawkat and John Early, returns after a three-year hiatus on HBO Max.

‘The Lovebirds’: Film Review

Kumail Nanjiani and Issa Rae star in Michael Showalter's 'The Lovebirds' (premiering on Netflix) about a couple whose relationship is put to the test when a crime upends their date night.

Cherry Jones Joins Jessica Chastain in Tammy Faye Bakker Biopic

Cherry Jones, who just picked an Emmy for her work on 'The Handmaid's Tale,' will join Jessica Chastain in Fox Searchlight's Tammy Faye Bakker biopic.

Jessica Chastain, Andrew Garfield Set to Play Televangelists Jim, Tammy Faye Bakker in Biopic

Jessica Chastain and Andrew Garfiled have signed on to play televangelists Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker in a new biopic.

‘In the Dark’: TV Review

The CW's new nymphomaniac blind-detective dramedy 'In the Dark' sounds like a joke, but the blend of genres is too clumsy to work on any level.

Michael Showalter Inks Overall Deal With Annapurna TV

The 'Wet Hot American Summer' and 'Search Party' co-creator will create and develop projects for the independent studio.