Much Ado About Nothing
Joss Whedon’s modern-day but dialogue-faithful rendition of Shakespeare’s zingiest rom-com delivers in spades. Shot in 12 days at his Santa Monica home, the energetic tale of two sets of lovers feels fresh and remarkably accessible – each performance so good you follow all the action and capture every joke. And boy is it funny. Beautifully photographed in black and white, the film is a laugh-out-loud delight from go to whoa. Imperative viewing for anyone with a heart and the merest scraping of a wit.