The Coen brothers find a way to mix both political thriller and dark comedy in Burn After Reading to give us a beautiful piece of cinema. Osbourne Cox (John Malkovich) quits his job as a CIA analyst and uses this newfound time to write his memoir. His wife, Katie (Tilda Swinton), sees this and continues having an affair with U.S. Marshal Harry Pfarrer (George Clooney). It feels like everybody is having an affair as we…"Burn After Reading: A Comedic Political Thriller"
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…"A Serious Man: A Very Jewish Film For The Coens"
Taking us back to the days of the Old West, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is another classic from the minds of the Coen Brothers. The Western is one of the oldest genres in the book but it always makes for interesting material. Even when we think that every possible scenario has been exhausted, someone comes about with a fresh take. This is what the Coens do and they do it so well, I must…"The Ballad of Buster Scruggs: Another Coen Classic"