Posts Tagged ‘ethan coen’

George Clooney (Miles), Catherine Zeta Jones (Marilyn), Geoffrey Rush (Donovan Donaly). Screenplay by Robert Ramsey, Matthew Stone, Joel Coen & Ethan Coen. Directed by Joel & Ethan Coen. Rating: 12. Running time: 100 minutes. I’m constantly perplexed as to why as moviegoers we feel obliged to cut the Coen brothers so much slack, but I’m […]


Jeff Bridges (Rooster Cogburn), Hailee Steinfeld (Mattie Ross), Matt Damon (LaBoeuf), Josh Brolin (Tom Chaney). Screenplay by Joel and Ethan Coen. Directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. Rating: 15. Running time: 110 minutes. I think I can say, almost with certainty, that it is only the combination of the Coens and Jeff Bridges that could […]


William H. Macy (Jerry Lundegaard), Frances McDormand (Marge Gunderson), Steve Buscemi (Carl Showalter), Peter Stormare (Gaear Grimsrud). Screenplay by Joel & Ethan Coen. Directed by Joel Coen. Rating: 18. Running time: 98 minutes. There is no film quite like Fargo. This tale from the Coen brothers, or perhaps it should be called a heap of […]


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 […]


Steve Buscemi (Tourist), Juliette Binoche (Suzanne), Maggie Gyllenhaal (Liz), Natalie Portman (Francine), Bob Hoskins (Bob) et al. Screenplays by Gus Van Sant, Joel & Ethan Coen, Alfonso Cuarón et al. Directed by Gus Van Sant, Joel & Ethan Coen, Alfonso Cuarón et al. Rating: 15. Running time: 120 minutes. A strangely enjoyable compilation of around 15 […]


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 […]