Barton Fink: Head in the Clouds, Feet in the Sand

Barton Fink. 1991. Directed by Joel Coen. Screenplay by Joel & Ethan Coen. Starring John Turturro, John Goodman, Judy Davis, Michael Lerner, John Mahoney, Jon Polito, Tony Shalhoub, Steve Buscemi, Richard Portnow, & Christopher Murney. 20th Century Fox/Circle Films/Working Title Films. Rated R. 116 minutes. Comedy/Drama ★★★★★The Coen Brothers are impressive for many reasons. ParticularlyContinue reading “Barton Fink: Head in the Clouds, Feet in the Sand”

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Fargo – Season 2, Episode 2: “Before the Law”

FX’s Fargo Season 2, Episode 2: “Before the Law” Directed by Noah Hawley Written by Noah Hawley * For a review of the previous episode, “Waiting for Dutch” – click here * For a review of the next episode, “The Myth of Sisyphus” – click here After the incredible opening episode, Fargo moves further into Season 2 withContinue reading “Fargo – Season 2, Episode 2: “Before the Law””

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Prisoners: Guzikowski & Villeneuve Subvert the Usual Thriller

Prisoners. 2013. Dir. Denis Villeneuve. Written by Aaron Guzikowski. Starring Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Terrence Howard, Maria Bello, Melissa Leo, and Paul Dano. Warner Brothers Pictures. 14A. 153 minutes. Drama/Mystery/Thriller ★★★★★ (Movie) ★★★ (Blu ray release) Denis Villeneuve has been on my radar ever since I was first able to see Polytechnique; a greatContinue reading “Prisoners: Guzikowski & Villeneuve Subvert the Usual Thriller”

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