Marc Maron: ‘The reason the podcast is popular is the emotional risks that are being taken.’ Photograph: Gary Miller/Getty Images

In June, American comedian Marc Maron interviewed the president of the United States in his garage. Maron did not see this coming. Six years ago, w(...)

Never say good luck: Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane play the scheming theatrical producers in the movie musical version of Mel Brooks’ Broadway smash hit, The Producers. Photograph: Andrew Schwartz

In the summer of 1948 the behavioural psychologist BF Skinner, already a maverick in his field, appeared to be for the birds. Skinner had come to atte(...)

**** Finally they find it, lurking at the bottom of a heap of unsolicited scripts: a diabolical gem that radiates bad taste. “It’s practica(...)

James McCarthy: chose to play for the Republic of Ireland instead of his native Scotland. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

At the funeral of a great old Cavanman away back in early spring, the talk turned to football quick enough as we stamped our feet in the churchyard co(...)

Force Majeure: Eddie Izzard. Photograph: Michael Nagle/The New York Times

It’s disconcerting to hear Eddie Izzard, a gifted and thoroughly British comedian, cracking jokes in German. But from the modest stage in Berli(...)

Mr Peabody & Sherman 2:30

Well, this sounds like an impressively terrible idea for a family film. The title characters – an urbane dog and his perky adopted human son – first a(...)

Blancanieves

You don’t have to work too hard to accommodate this stunning Spanish silent movie within current vogues. A loose revision of Snow White (the clues are(...)

Unfazed: John Hurt says he’s not concerned by the mention of the great Krapps who have preceded him, such as Patrick Magee, Harold Pinter and Michael Gambon. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Breakfast interviews often turn out to be a bad idea. You can easily end up with a recorded interview that you can’t really hear because it’s f(...)