Ethan Coen
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Rescripting the Western in 'No Country for Old Men'
13 Jan 2011 // 4:00 PM

How the Coen Brothers' ostensibly faithful award winning adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's No Country For Old Men diverges from its creator's rather questionable politics.

The New Classics - The 30 Best Films of 2008
15 Jan 2009 // 3:00 PM

Unlike previous years, where classics came crawling out of the celluloid woodwork with regular reckless abandon, 2008 was more calm… and considered. That's not to say that choosing 30 top titles was hard. The difficulty in placing them in some manner of rank order suggests the actual depth of quality involved.


Burn After Reading
11 Sep 2008 // 11:09 PM

Ozzie (John Malkovich) embodies the problem of the CIA, of the "intelligence community," which is that it reacts to data, then fashions a story about it to comport with the reaction.

No Country for Old Men
8 Nov 2007 // 10:10 PM

The desolate landscape and moral layout evoke old Westerns, but the film, based on Cormac McCarthy's novel, also reconsiders the genre's conventions, comparing now and "the old times."


Surveying the World As It Twists and Turns: Ten Classics From the Criterion Collection
27 Mar 2016 // 9:10 PM

Keeping your head above the flood of Blu-rays is easier when buoyed by Gilda and Mrs. Robinson.

Burn After Reading (2008)
21 Dec 2008 // 1:30 PM

The Coen Brothers remains the most predicable unpredictable artists in Hollywood. You can be guaranteed that the minute you think you have them pegged -


Being John Malkovich brings many movie roles
17 Sep 2008 // 11:55 PM

TORONTO - John Malkovich is, well, being John Malkovich, although no portals affording entry to his mind seem to be in operation here at the

How to play at being a villain: Bardem, Ledger reignite media interest in craft of acting
13 Aug 2008 // 10:49 PM

The verdict is nearly unanimous: As the Joker in "The Dark Knight," Heath Ledger gives a great performance. But what exactly does that mean? As

//Mixed media

Indie Horror Month 2016: Executing 'The Deed'

// Moving Pixels

"It's just so easy to kill someone in a video game that it's surprising when a game makes murder difficult.

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