On the advice of a friend who described The Cabin in the Woods as the next cinematic “happening” in horror and mayhem, I bit the bullet and suffered through a creepfest so stupid it makes trashy slash-and-burn epics like Humans Versus Zombies and I Spit on Your Grave seem like Molière and Proust. Some films have to seek their own audience like oil seeks its own level in water. Others arrive with a preordained sort of word-of-mouth anticipation that cannot be explained. This is one of them.
A testament to the wonders of writing under the guidance of crystal meth, this nightmare spoof of everything from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre to the Scream franchise totally defies logic, and pretty much eludes description.
The character of Will Donner, arguably the protagonist of the very strange romantic dramedy Waiting for Forever, is supposed to be charming and carefree. We know this because his whimsy is as subtle as a vuvuzela: A traveling street performer who could be the love child of Benny and Joon, Will hitchhikes; dresses exclusively in Read More
Running Time 107 minutes
Written and Directed by Tom McCarthy
Starring Richard Jenkins, Haaz Sleiman, Danai Gurira
Tom McCarthy’s The Visitor, from his own screenplay, is nothing short of a triumph for 60-year-old character actor Richard Jenkins, in his first leading role in a feature film. Mr. Jenkins has hitherto Read More
Running Time 103 minutes
Written and directed by Tom McCarthy
Starring Richard Jenkins, Haaz Sleiman, Hiam Abbass
One film worth time and attention but without a big budget to announce its arrival in full-page ads is actor-turned-writer-director Tom McCarthy’s moving, humane and life-affirming new film The Visitor. This honorable Read More