A Serious Man: A Very Jewish Film For The Coens

Drawing upon the biblical Book of Job, A Serious Man is easily the most Jewish film that writer-directors Joel and Ethan Coen could make. The Coen Brothers were two years removed from taking home a trio of Oscars for No Country for Old Men.  The pair would follow it up with some lighter fare, Burn After Reading.  Okay, so the latter film didn’t quite hit in the same way so it was back to the…

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Spaceballs: Mel Brooks’ Star Wars Spoof Marks 32 Years

Spaceballs, Mel Brooks’ celebrated classic spoof of Star Wars and similar sci-fi films, marks its 32nd anniversary this year. Planet Spaceball–led by the inept President Skroob (Mel Brooks)–is out of clean air so they’re heading to planet Druida to suck all the fresh air.  As soon as the opening crawl finishes, the camera tracks Spaceball One from the start of the ship all the way to the rear.  The ship is so huge to the…

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