Tag Archives: Joss Whedon


Spoilers below. Don’t read if you didn’t watch the movie! There’s a built-in bathroom break thirty minutes into Avengers: Age of Ultron. The whole team winds down a cocktail party with a game of “Who Can Lift Thor’s Hammer?” Usually the blooper reel isn’t edited into the movie itself, but I sensed director-writer Joss Whedon and […]

The Year of Black and White

Why would Alexander Payne shoot Nebraska in black and white?, a reporter asked at Cannes. Payne’s reaction: “I wasn’t expecting that question at all.” I saw three black-and-white indies in theaters over the past six months: Nebraska, Joss Whedon’s Much Ado about Nothing, and Noah Baumbach’s Frances Ha. Despite the success of The Artist, it’s rare to see several major black-and-whites […]