Gus Van Sant on how Robin Williams helped bring Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot to the screen

Gus Van Sant’s new biographical film Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot, based on the memoir of the same name, tells the story of cartoonist John Callahan (Joaquin Phoenix), who became a quadriplegic after being in an auto accident when he was 21. At the premiere of the film, Van Sant talked to The A.V. Club about…

Gus Van Sant, Jonah Hill, and Jack Black reveal their all-time favorite movies

Gus Van Sant’s newest film, Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot, tells the story of cartoonist John Callahan, played by Joaquin Phoenix, who became quadriplegic after being in an auto accident when he was 21. Ahead of the film’s opening on July 13, we spoke with Van Sant and stars Jonah Hill and Jack Black, who told…

Gus Van Sant on why he didn’t cast a quadriplegic lead in Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot

Based on the memoir of the same name, Gus Van Sant’s new biographical film Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot tells the story of cartoonist John Callahan, played by Joaquin Phoenix, who became a quadriplegic after being in an auto accident when he was 21. Earlier this year, disability advocacy group Ruderman Family…

Joaquin Phoenix and Jonah Hill bond in trailer for Gus Van Sant's Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far On Foot

It’s been a while since Gus Van Sant both wrote and directed a film—since 2007’s Paranoid Park, in fact—and nearly as long since one has scored with either audiences or critics. Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot aims to reverse that downward trend by returning to a favorite theme of friendships forged among the…

Jack Black and Jenny Slate can’t find the satire in The Polka Kings goofy true crime

Very late into the true-story comedy The Polka King, polka singer and entrepreneur Jan Dewan (Jack Black) is aghast when his wife, Marla (Jenny Slate), tells him that people associate her with his financial crimes. “You don’t know anything!” he protests in heavily Polish-accented English, and then comes the kicker: “I

Tenacious D’s Jack Black and Kyle Gass on space, Skrillex, and their Festival Supreme

A powerful comedy duo that’s been setting the world—and junior bacon cheeseburgers—on fire for over 20 years, Tenacious D is more than just the best band in the whole world. The group’s two members, actors Jack Black and Kyle Gass, are also entrepreneurs, as evidenced by their Festival Supreme, held every October in…

The 50 best comedies since 2000

Sixteen years in, our new millennium looks like a banner age for big-screen comedy, as eclectic as any that came before it. This is when Will Ferrell transformed the multiplex into a deliriously Dadaist screaming match; when Edgar Wright and David Wain perfected the art of the spoof, even as the Epic Movie crowd…