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Little White Lies 68: The Toni Erdmann Issue

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Little White Lies 68: The Toni Erdmann Issue

In this issue…

Funny Business – An interview with Maren Ade

While in London to deliver a lecture on screenwriting, the Toni Erdmann director reveals the fine art of making movie watchers laugh. Interview by Sophie Monks Kaufman

Dentally Challenged

We talk to dental technician-to-the-stars Gary Archer to tell a history of modern Hollywood via the medium of false teeth. Words by David Jenkins

Punch Lines

We answer the question on everyone’s lips: can experimental movies ever be funny? Words by Blake Williams

Folk Tales

Paul Schrader, Park Chan-wook, Alice Lowe, John Waters and many more each tell us a story of how their parents inspired and impacted their work as a filmmaker. Interviews by Elena Lazic, Manuela Lazic, Sophie Monks Kaufman, David Jenkins, Adam Woodward, Matt Thrift.

Cheat Sheet #3

Need a great comedy movie in your life? We've got 100 of them here culled from the history of cinema.

In conversation…

Paul Verhoeven, Barry Jenkins, Kenneth Lonergan, Jessica Barden, Mike Mills.

In review…

Elle; Silence; LoveTrue; Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk; Lion; Moonlight; Miss Sloane; Patriot’s Day; Cameraperson; Fences; Trespass Against Us; Manchester by the Sea; La La Land; Hacksaw Ridge; Jackie; Sing; A Monster Calls; The Fits; Certain Women; 20th Century Women; Endless Poetry; Denial; Loving; Personal Shopper; Rules Don’t Apply; The Founder.

And finally…

Home Ents reviews of The Royal Tenenbaums, Donnie Darko, Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia, Ghosts of Mars and more; plus reports from the Los Cabos Film Festival; a preview the 2017 Glasgow Film Festival; and Ex-Rent Hell presents… Escape to Victory.