We still don’t know any of its plot points, but our latest look at Joel Coen & Ethan Coen’s film paints an even more colorful portrait of its characters, as six stories weave in and out of life in the wild West. Hits select theaters on 11/8/18, then Netflix on 11/16/18.
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Auteurs Joel and Ethan Coen join the Netflix ranks with their Western anthology film, in which six short tales each reveal a story about the American West. Stars James Franco, Brendan Gleeson, Zoe Kazan, Liam Neeson, Tim Blake Nelson, and Tom Waits. Drops 11/16/18.
(Gore) ScreenPrism talks about the trademarks of a Coen Brothers film. It often starts with a crime that goes awry, and eventually punishment gets dealt but in a roundabout manner, with random acts and vile characters as the jury. But it’s not totally hopeless.
Matt Damon, Julianne Moore, and Oscar Isaac star in this dark comedy about a family who ends up tangling with the dark underbelly of their idyllic suburb. The Coen Brothers and Grant Heslov shared writing duties with director George Clooney, so it’s got tons of promise.
Joel and Ethan Coen directed their first commercial for the big game since 2002, an amusing spot for Mercedes-AMG featuring a bar filled with stereotypically tough bikers, and a guy who rudely blocks in their motorcycles with his fancy pants German sportscar.
Every Frame a Painting explores how conversations are filmed using a basic shot/reverse shot, and how Joel and Ethan Coen use the technique so effectively in their movies. Their use of wide lenses, close shots, and impeccable rhythm brings it all together.