Posts Tagged ‘Ethan Coen’

Trailerama: A Serious Man

August 19, 2009

The Sixties, Minnesota and Judaism by way of Kafka. Except it’s the Coen brothers’ new film. If this brilliantly edited trailer is anything to go by, Man may feature the best scene of one guy pummelling another since Gaspar Noe’s Irreversible.

The Coen Brothers Get Their Grit

March 23, 2009

true-gritThe Coen Brothers‘ career is nothing if not Quixotic. If anyone had mentioned getting them to do a remake of the Ealing comedy classic The Ladykillers, the response would have been “…” In fact, the response was “…” A similar reaction might await the news that they’re remaking a John Wayne film. Undaunted, the odd couple have made another odd pairing. Following their next adaptation, The Yiddish Policemen’s Union, the writer-directors are tackling an adaptation of Charles Portis‘s True Grit, the novel which in 1969 was made into an Oscar-winning film with the Duke.