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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.
A Gallery of Good Works: The Best Films of 2007
10 Jan 2008 // 4:00 PM
From Julian Schnabel's artsy The Diving Bell and the Butterfly to the legendary Coen Brothers splendid adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's No Country for Old Men, PopMatters counts down the 30 best films of 2007.
'Blood Simple': A Conspiracy Driven by Greed and Eros with a Denouement in Blood and Death
5 Sep 2011 // 5:00 PM
A highly successful experiment that points the way to the Coen brothers' work in Fargo and No Country for Old Men, films that managed the high wire act of combining irony, violence and aesthetic delight.
The Big Lebowski: 10th Anniversary Edition
18 Sep 2008 // 5:59 PM
A generation-defining comedy about peace and brotherhood, set in a world of backstabbers, liars, and semi-professional bowling leagues.
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.
Men of Constant Marvel: 'O Brother, Where Art Thou?' (Blu-ray)
23 Sep 2011 // 8:00 AM
Like a needlepoint sampler made out of machismo and mountain oysters, O Brother, Where Art Thou? is a brilliant slice of period piecemeal magnificence.
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
There will be confusion: Deliberately vague films leave critic cold
23 Feb 2008 // 10:19 PM
Walking out of a press screening of Paul Thomas Anderson's "There Will Be Blood" in early November, I turned to a fellow critic in the