Alternate title: How I Met Elizabeth Olsen and Made Her Fall in Love With Me.
The writer of Training Day takes his umpteenth stab at telling a story of heroism, crime, and male emotion filtered through the lens of South Central law enforcement and gang culture. Is David Ayer just a one-trick pony, or is he a driven perfectionist?
If you’ve read my review of Drew Goddard’s Cabin in the Woods, you already know I liked it. But even a thousand words can’t fully convey just how much I loved the film, so here’s the first additional two thousand words of an additional four thousand. In this first entry, I discuss the film’s meaning as a love letter and admonishment to the horror genre itself.
Bill Graham and I tackle The Words together via the long-unused Double Take format. Bill is a bit kinder to it; I’m more or less merciless, as Brian Klugman’s carnival of nepotism is one of my least favorite releases of the year. But you’ll have to read the full article to get our full perspectives.