Monthly Archive: October 2009

Oct
05

Florent-Emilio Siri on INTIMATE ENEMIES

The Losing Battle: Lt. Terrien (Benoit Magimel) has his idealism tested in INTIMATE ENEMIES

Okay, so I think we all have something we can now say about ill-advised wars. France, though, learned its lesson fifty years ago. A lot of lives (some 500,000, both soldier and civilian) were lost in trying keep Algiers from declaring its independence. The battle, which ran from 1954 to 1962, has received sparse treatment …

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Oct
03

SPOILER FREE Joel and Ethan Coen on A SERIOUS MAN

This is the spoiler-free version of the A SERIOUS MAN episode. To listen to the complete version, and to read the introductory text, watch the trailer and get links to the official website, go to the post marked “SPOILER ALERT!”

Oct
03

Joel and Ethan Coen on A SERIOUS MAN [SPOILER ALERT!]

Are You There God, It's Me Larr... Hello? Michael Stuhlbarg (right) and Adam Arkin try to synch with the Great Cosmic Joke in A SERIOUS MAN

The Coen brothers are at it again. They’ve already sicced existential hit men, lunkheaded convicts, and over-ambitious hula hoop manufacturers on the populace, now they’ve gone and recruited God as chief tormentor. The target this time: Some poor, midwestern schlub who isn’t gonna know what hit him. A SERIOUS MAN is a comedy, but a …

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