Posts Tagged ‘coen brothers’

Antonio Banderas (Robert Ledgard), Elena Anaya (Vera). Screenplay by Pedro Almodóvar. Directed by Pedro Almodóvar. Rating: 15. Running time: 117 minutes. If there’s a single theme that ties the young Pedro to the celebrated auteur we have today, it’s undoubtedly the sexual insanity that infiltrates his early, mad comedies and travels right through to the […]


Jennifer Tilly (Violet), Gina Gershon (Corgy), Joe Pantoliano (Caesar). Screenplay by Andy and Lana Wachowski. Directed by Andy and Lana Wachowski. Rating: 18. Running time: 108 minutes. An absolutely crazy tale of a gangster’s wife who is in fact a dyke in love with her next door neighbour, Bound gives us two women conspiring to […]


Alec Guinness (Professor Marcus), Herbert Lom (Mr. Harvey), Peter Sellers (Mr. Robinson), Danny Green (Mr. Lawson / One-round), Cecil Parker (Major Courtney), Katie Johnson (Mrs. Wilberforce). Screenplay by William Rose. Directed by Alexander Mackendrick. Rating: U. Running time: 91 minutes. Classic black comedy and now an exemplary, infamous piece of British cinema, The Ladykillers gives […]


Brad Pitt (Chad Feldheimer), Frances McDormand (Linda Litzke), George Clooney (Harry Pfarrer), John Malkovich (Osbourne Cox), Tilda Swinton (Katie Cox). Screenplay by Joel & Ethan Coen. Directed by Joel & Ethan Coen. Rating: 15. Running time: 96 minutes. Every Coen brothers film has to revolve around a gloriously absurd situation, right? Right, and Burn After Reading […]


Noomi Rapace (Lisbeth Salander), Michael Nyqvist (Mikael Blomkvist), Micke Spreitz (Ronald Niedermann), Lena Endre (Erika Berger). Screenplay by Jonas Frykberg. Directed by Daniel Afredson. Rating: 15. Running time: 129 minutes. There was something about the first cinematic instalment of late author Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy that made The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo that little […]


Gabriel Byrne (Tom Reagan), Marcia Gay Harden (Verna), Jon Turturro (Bernie Bernbaum), Jon Polito (Johnny Caspar), Albert Finney (Leo), Steve Buscemi (Mink). Screenplay by Joel & Ethan Coen. Directed by Joel Coen. Rating: 15. Running time: 115 minutes. Let me say from the outset, I absolutely love the Coen brothers. I’ve adored everything I’ve ever […]


Jeff Bridges (Jeff ‘The Dude’ Lebowski), John Goodman (Walter Sobchak), Julianne Moore (Maude Lebowski), Steve Buscemi (Theodore Donald ‘Donny’ Kerabatsos), Philip Seymour Hoffman (Brandt), Tara Reid (Bunny Lebowski). Directed by Joel Coen. Screenplay by Joen & Ethan Coen. Rating: 18. Running time: 117 minutes. After seeing and loving Fargo, No Country For Old Men and […]