Now Playing: Swiss Army Man

With Swiss Army Man, the directing duo that bills themselves as simply “Daniels” succumb to a very common shortcoming of first-time feature filmmakers: they’re better at showmanship than storytelling. Daniel Scheinert and Daniel Kwan wrote and directed the film, which begin with a scruffy castaway (Paul Dano) slipping his head into a makeshift noose, fully planning to off himself rather than spend one more moment in stranded isolation. He’s given pause when he spies a body that’s washed up on the beach. Hoping for companionship, he instead finds a corpse (Daniel Radcliffe). As it turns out, this waterlogged cadaver proves to … Continue reading Now Playing: Swiss Army Man