254 – The Skeleton Twins (2014)

the skeleton twins

We are approaching the time of the year when the last of the most recent Sundance Film Festival’s films are seeing release. One of the more intriguing features that played at the festival was The Skeleton Twins, a comedic drama starring Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader as a pair of estranged twins who are finally brought back together when they need each other most. Ugh. That description I just wrote is really saccharine – luckily co-writer/director Craig Johnson’s film transcends that sappy logline.

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179 – They Came Together (2014)

they came together

In their new movie, They Came Together, writers David Wain and Michael Showalter craft a humorous send-up to the romantic comedies of the 90’s. Like their first feature film collaboration, 2001’s Wet Hot American Summer – which parodied the summer camp movies of the 80s – the pair use the genre as a jumping off point for their unique brand of nonsense and non-sequiturs.

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