tree free time

Look okay so it’s a bit hard to see, but I love this look that Ben gets in Men of Blood right before he starts laughing at Abe’s butterknife.

like, he’s literally buried himself in leaves and is probably strongly considering just going ahead and dying there bc daddy’s mad at him and he isn’t even sure how long he’s been waiting, only that he thinks Abe should’ve been along by now

and then this guy walks up and starts poking around in the dead drop and Ben just

*flails out of leaves*
“IT IS I, THE FOREST HOBO, PROTECTOR OF THE DEAD DROP. WHO THE HELL ARE Y- WHO THE HELL ARE YOU. DO I HAVE TO KILL YOU FOR LEARNING THE SECRETS™. WHAT THE HELL IS THAT.”

and then about half a second later he realizes it’s ‘Just Abe’ and makes a quick recovery by Dragging Him

The Woody Allen Genome:

“The biggest influences on me,” Woody Allen once said, “have been Bergman and the Marx Brothers.” There’s more than a touch of both in Mr. Allen’s latest movie, “Blue Jasmine,” the 43rd feature film that he’s directed since he redubbed a Japanese action flick and turned it into the 1966 pop-cultural mash-up “What’s Up, Tiger Lily?” Since then, his movies have continued to embrace the high and the low, the conceptual and the concrete, the funny and the somber. They have collected scores of Academy nominations and 11 Oscars, including best picture for “Annie Hall.” Meanwhile, Mr. Allen has become a pervasive influence on writers, filmmakers and comedians of every style and background. His intellectual and artistic lineage is complicated and his descendants are legion. But without him, contemporary popular culture — from Lena Dunham to Louis C. K.; from Nanni Moretti to Jon Stewart — would scarcely exist.

While Mr. Allen’s work has been the subject of learned analysis, and his private life an occasional source of tabloid sensationalism, what we offer in a graphic is something new and completely preposterous: an attempt, based on the emerging science of free-associative DNA testing, to establish a comprehensive Woody Allen genealogy.

By MANOHLA DARGIS, A. O. SCOTT, ALICIA DESANTIS and JENNIFER DANIEL.