Ethan and Joel Coen

FIlm Review: “Inside Llewyn Davis” — Opaque to a Fault

December 20, 2013
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“Inside Llewyn Davis” is a watchable if not particularily compelling tale of the never-ending woes of the protagonist, a walking basket case of self-destruction.

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Film Review: A Splendid Homage to the Greenwich Village Folk Scene — “Inside Llewyn Davis”

December 16, 2013
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For many boomers, the film will be a joyous invitation to wallow in déjà vu. For younger generations, it will shine a light on a time when musicians really thought music could change the world.

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Film Review: “A Serious Man” Has Serious Thoughts

October 15, 2009
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Reviewed by Justin Marble For all of their acclaim, the Coen brothers have never been considered “personal” filmmakers. Technically talented, stylish, and humorous, sure, but in describing the Coens’ filmography, even their attempts at “mature” pieces deal in fantasy elements. Hitmen, large sums of money, and murder yarns proliferate the Coens’ oeuvre, and while these…

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