The Coen brothers are master curators of culture. You can see it as far back as their debut film “Blood Simple,” a gritty neo-noir that exulted in the genre’s tightly-knit excesses of stylistic flourishes of atmosphere, language, and of course, violence. The Coens had a clear vision of how they wanted to update the genre while honoring its original intentions. (click to read more)
Moviegoers start your engines; the season of Oscar contenders is upon us. You have the best chance of seeing a better-than-average, if not truly exceptional, movie in the fall. Film studios are busier than ever rolling out movies they hope will secure spots in every critic’s top-ten lists. After an abysmal summer, Hollywood certainly has its work cut out. For the record, we’ll pretend that predictable flicks like “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” and “Thor: The Dark World” don’t exist. With autumn movies from Martin Scorsese, George Clooney, Bill Condon, Ridley Scott, and Alfonso Cuarón on the horizon, the cooling months of 2013 will have plenty of heat to offer at your local cinemas. Mark your calendars. Here are my ten most anticipated movies. (click to read more)
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