Posts Tagged ‘the coen brothers’

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 […]


So this is my first blog post that’s not a review, but it’s also the first time since I started running this thing that the Fall of a year has approached. That means it’s Oscar season. Because of the Academy’s short memory, it seems all studios make sure their films are released in the three […]


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 […]


His name is Anton Chigurh, and he’s one of the most cold-blooded evil mass-murderers you will ever see on the silver screen. We first see him strangle a sheriff to death with his hands in cuffs, cutting his own wrists until they bleed in the process. Then he executes an innocent driver with some kind […]


‘When the truth is found to be lies, and all the joy within you dies…’ So sing Jefferson Airplane, through a walkman feeding their psychedelic sounds into the ear of a Jewish boy, soon to become Bar Mitzvah. The headphones are putting him in a world that is quite different from the one he should […]