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Commonplace Book: “I can't complain.”

Compelling passages, notable quotables, bon mots, disjecta, ephemera, and miscellany.


CHAUFFER: – So he says, ‘My son can’t hold a job, my daughter’s married to a fuckin’ loser, and I got a rash on my ass so bad I can’t hardly siddown. 23 more words


$5 x 4 = $20. Simple as that!

RATING: ***½ out of ****: This is a terrific film, giving you another chunk of narrative after another — plopped down right in front of you — to keep you alert, and guessing, and intrigued.   401 more words

A Dark Country: No Country for Old Men

I was having a discussion with some friends recently about great Hollywood writers and directors, and of course, Joel and Ethan Coen (known more commonly as the Coen brothers) came up. 1,027 more words

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Cannes: Audiard's 'Dheepan' Wins Palme D'Or At Emotional, Musical Ceremony - Update

UPDATE, 12:30 PM PT: Jacques Audiard’s Dheepan, a drama about a Sri Lankan Tamil warrior who flees to France and works as a caretaker outside Paris, scooped the Palme d’Or this evening. 805 more words

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Cannes Jury Adds Guillermo del Toro, Jake Gyllenhaal, Sienna Miller; Provides Clues

As jury presidents this year, Joel and Ethan Coen will mark the first time the Cannes Film Festival has a duo at the helm, though each brother will have his own vote. 200 more words

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My 7 favorite Coen Brothers films, ranked

Yesterday was National Sibling Day, and what better way to celebrate on a film blog like this than to honor Joel and Ethan Coen? I haven’t seen all of the Coens’ movies – or even most of them – and, so, I’ve chosen to rank the ones I… 759 more words