Tag Archives: The Coen Brothers

Review: No Country for Old Men (2007)

The Coen Brothers are two of the most distinctively voiced American filmmakers working today. Nobody else creates bleak mediations on existence or bittersweet morality tales quite like them at the top of their game. Their only Best Picture Academy Award … Continue reading

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Fargo Season 2: Tall Tale Made in Weirdness

The following piece contains spoilers for Season 2 of FARGO. The first season of the TV companion piece to the Coen Brothers’ classic movie had me completely and utterly hooked. I felt sure no-one could hope to measure up to … Continue reading

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Review: Hail, Caesar! (2016)

The problem when you have a really good run is that even the slightest stumble becomes very noticeable. Over the last decade NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN, A SERIOUS MAN and especially INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS made you forget that these … Continue reading

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Review: Bridge of Spies (2015)

The thing about Steven Spielberg is that he’s consistent. A couple of clangers aside (and 1941 and A.I ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE are at least terrible in interesting ways) you can usually rely on him to deliver something special. That goes double … Continue reading

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Review: Inherent Vice (2014)

Usually, a film’s plot or lack thereof is something I can rant on for hours about. Usually, if the plot doesn’t work, the film doesn’t work. That said, this is not a usual film, and I can say with absolute … Continue reading

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Review: Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

Some critics have compared the Coen Brothers’ latest film, INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS to their previous downbeat allegory for life and its essential rubbishness, A SERIOUS MAN. There are similarities, but in some ways I see it as more akin to … Continue reading

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Fifteen Shades of Black: Part 1

This article was originally published on Subtitled Online May 2013 If there’s a single thing filmmakers working in Britain and Ireland do well it’s black comedy. Perhaps you can blame the awful weather – you have to find brightness in … Continue reading

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