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Chaos and Repair: Reclaiming THE LADYKILLERS

I think the Coens are among the most moral (even moralistic) directors alive. Most (but not all) of their pictures are morality plays that deflate the selfishness and pomposity of individuals while finding good even in the most flawed social orders.
  • By Matt Zoller Seitz
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  • March 26, 2013 12:31 PM
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They Know Not What They Do: BURN AFTER READING

"Burn After Reading" is a film about containment and knowledge, or, to put it another way, a tale of wars against chaos. Necessarily, it is a farce.
  • By Matthew Cheney
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  • March 26, 2013 12:03 PM
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Close Cuts: The Adaptation Process in NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN

That "No Country For Old Men" constitutes one of Cormac McCarthy’s “lesser” works probably says more about McCarthy’s genius than it does about the book’s individual strengths or weaknesses.
  • By Mark Greenbaum
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  • April 25, 2012 8:55 AM
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Trainwreck Rising, or Jeff, Who Is One with the Universe

A problem — if not THE problem — with stoner comedies is that they tend to lack ambition.
  • By Chris Stangl
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  • April 19, 2012 9:03 AM
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VERTIGOED: THE BIG LEBOWSKI

The Big V from Will Woolf on Vimeo.
  • By Will Woolf
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  • May 1, 2011 12:50 AM
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  • 2 Comments

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