A Serious Man
//Features

The Best 30 Films of 2009 | 7 Jan 2010 // 4:00 PM

In one of the rarest rating periods ever, several on the staff could successfully argue for any of the Top 30 choices as a potential number one. While not all classics, they remain the consistent cream of 2009's crop.

The Best Male Film Performances of 2009 | 5 Jan 2010 // 4:00 PM

Certainly, the multi-millionaire boy's club represented here is heavy on the dramatics and light on the more 'amusing' fare. But if you really give this list a meaningful perusal you'll see a few genre and jokester surprises along the way.

//Reviews

A Serious Man | 10 Dec 2009 // 10:50 PM

The Coens might be having a good time riffing on their Job's hyperbolic cluelessness, but for almost the first time in their careers, they have twined that jabbing satire with a deeper sense of the tragic.

A Serious Man | 10 Dec 2009 // 10:45 PM

A Serious Man is sort of a comedy -- of the dangling, irresolute variety Joel and Ethan Coen craft with impeccable wit and off-kilter editing.

//Blogs

Serious Men, Inglourious Basterds | 12 Jul 2010 // 2:00 AM

While Inglourious Basterds is about a band of freedom fighters standing against the Nazis, rather than one man’s inward crisis with the riddle of existence itself, there is a profound and personal moral center to the Basterds’ struggles, a “seriousness.”

A Serious Man (2009): Blu-ray | 31 Jan 2010 // 3:00 AM

Parables are supposed to explain the world, not make it more complicated. We are supposed to gain insight and wisdom from religious allegory, not reel

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Who will win the big Oscars? Hint: It's not 'Avatar' | 2 Mar 2010 // 11:56 PM

The decision to expand Oscar's best picture competition from five to 10 titles came from a place of greed and anxiety: the desperate need to attract

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Ubisoft Understands the Art of the Climb

// Moving Pixels

"Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed and Grow Home epitomize the art of the climb.

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