Tonight, Joss Whedon, director of The Avengers and writer of The Cabin in the Woods screens Much Ado About Nothing at Lincoln Center. Note to code rats: Whedon and Goddard are seeking a game developer for CITW.
If the end of the world or your final film? is when you say what you really mean, perhaps with The Turin Horse, Béla Tarr is giving the last laugh to the Gypsies of his state-seized debut film (shot at age 16) and delivering a stone-cold classic.
In anticipation of 12/21/12, this past year saw a return of the doomsday film. Melancholia was an okay end-of-the-world movie, but for this fan, it was not a very good Lars Von Trier film. Perhaps a third viewing is in order.