Flick picks: ‘Don’t Worry,’ this biopic is a poignant portrait of art, alcoholism and disability

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In their freewheeling biopic about cartoonist John Callahan, writer-director Gus Van Sant and star Joaquin Phoenix have crafted a loving ode to a Portland institution with this portrait of art, alcoholism and disability. “Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot” is a joke John makes himself in one of his irreverent cartoons — simple ink line drawings made by gripping the pen with two hands that showcase the artist’s acerbic wit. For John is paralyzed from the chest down with limited use...

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