Posts Tagged ‘Joel Coen’

The Humor in Gloom

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“We’re Jews. We have that well of tradition to draw on,” Larry Gopnik’s cousin consoles him in A Serious Man. Larry (Michael Stuhlbarg), a Minnesota physics teacher, endures a progression of miseries in the Coen Brothers’ ironic new comedy. Disaster affects Larry’s sense of identity as teacher, husband, father, brother, tribesman. A student blackmails him, [&hellip
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THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY MORONS

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THE COEN BROTHERS’ LOVE OF IDIOSYNCRASY IS AT ITS BEST IN THIS AMERICA-SKEWERING FARCE By Armond White The Coen Brothers’ Burn After Reading is a pie-in-the-face comedy. You don’t know what hit you until it’s over. Every character is nervous, and the story’s pace is frantic. Georgetown political wonk Osborne Cox (John Malkovich) quits his [&hellip
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