With horror comedy The Cabin in the Woods, writers Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard (who also directs) have created an intricate design that makes the film nearly impossible to talk about without giving away surprises. The basic setup, the...
6 years ago | Film Reviews
At the end of The Cabin in the Woods, the world is destroyed by an apocalyptic hand of fate — an actual hand, mind you — yet that is not a spoiler, not really. The real spoilers in the film are in the tricky mechanics crafted by writer...
6 years ago | Longform
Kristen Wiig Six years of Saturday Night Live was threatening to calcify Kristen Wiig's brand of highly physical yet conceptual comedy of awkwardness. Turns out she was working on a second act all along: As co-writer and star of the summer blockbu...
7 years ago | Film Reviews
For a movie called Larry Crowne, it sure is tough to get a solid read on the character of Larry Crowne. Directed, co-written by and starring Tom Hanks in that title role, the film seems to want to be some kind of post-recessional pick-me-up, an "I...
8 years ago | Film Reviews
Sometimes you feel bad for movie marketers, tasked with connecting any given film to an audience as large as possible. Take, for example, The American. Judging by the film's trailers and advertisements, it's a fast-paced Euro-stylish thriller star...