Screening Log #73: The Cabin in the Woods (2012)

Written by Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard Directed by Drew Goddard Starring Kristen Connolly, Fran Kranz, Chris Hemsworth, Richard Jenkins, and Bradley Whitford       As my graduate classes are resuming again, I’ll be attempting to pare my screening log entries down even further in the interest of keeping up with the blog and … Continue reading

Screening Log #72: Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

Written by Roman Coppola and Wes Anderson Directed by Wes Anderson Starring Jared Gillman, Kara Hayward, Bruce Willis, Ed Norton, Bill Murray, and Frances McDormand       To one degree or another, all creative human activity is an affirmation in the face of entropy. Everything, in time, falls apart; to build or creative is … Continue reading

Screening Log #69: Dumb and Dumber (1994)

Written by Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly, and Bennett Yellin Directed by Peter Farrelly Starring Jim Carey, Jeff Daniels, and Lauren Holly       The differences between low and high comedy are numerous and well delineated and discussed elsewhere, but it’s always been a curiosity of mine, the attitude taken toward one or the other … Continue reading

Screening Log #68: To Rome with Love (2012)

Written and Directed by Woody Allen Starring Woody Allen, Jesse Eisenberg, Roberto Benigni, Alessandro Tiberi, Alec Baldwin, Penélope Cruz, Ellen Page, and Fabio Armiliato       Retirement offers an opportunity for people to indulge themselves in the things they may not have done enough while they were working: relax, travel, garden, jet ski, sky dive, … Continue reading

Screening Log #63: 21 Jump Street (2012)

Written by Michael Bacall & Jonah Hill, based on the television show created by Patrick Hasburgh & Stephen J. Cannell Directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller Starring Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Brie Larson, and Dave Franco       And we’re back after a (not-so) brief hiatus from film watch – and subsequent blogging … Continue reading