Posts Tagged ‘no country for old men’

Finally. It’s over. The 2000s. The 00s. The aughts. Whatever the fuck you want to call it. We’re done. And with the close of the decade, comes the obligatory nostalgic look back. And while we’ve suffered through a lot of bullshit these past ten years, there is also much to be appreciated–especially when it comes […]


by The Great White Gypsy A Serious Man – Written and Directed by Joel and Ethan Coen Set in 1967, this black comedy follows a Jewish professor as he attempts to stop his life from unraveling after his wife announces she wants a divorce. It would appear that the Coen dynasty is back in full […]


by The Great White Gypsy I wish you could’ve seen my expression last November, when I first read the Oscar nominees for 2008. I was appalled. Not only were certain films on the docket that didn’t deserve so much as an original song award, but what was almost completely absent was Sam Mendes’ gut wrenching […]


                    It’s 2009.  The Golden Globes have come and gone.  Obama is officially president.  We can finally put 2008 behind us, right?  Wrong.  Tomorrow, the Academy will announce its nominees for the 2009 Oscars ceremony on February 22.  Which means for the next month, you can […]


  I have been a film buff since I was little. I probably get a lot of it from my father, who had a sizeable VHS collection in the ‘90’s. One of his random acquisitions was Raising Arizona. He told me not to bother with it, that it was weird and ridiculous, some director he’d […]


Atonement   This sophomore effort by Joe Wright is a directorial paint-by-numbers designed specifically to get an Oscar.  It is rigid, mechanical, and devoid of the emotions it is supposed to arouse.  The score, costume design, and cinematography are all solid, but not extraordinary.  The screenplay lacks the substance to make you believe James McAvoy […]