Coen Brothers

Hail, Caesar!

In the day-in-the-life film, Josh Brolin stars as a fictionalized version of real-life Hollywood studio exec Eddie Mannix, who – to protect Capitol Pictures and the reputations of its talent – spends his days reining in movie stars and covering up their scandals, proclivities and sins. Among the glitterati, film-biz insiders and assorted hangers-on orbiting …

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True Grit (2010)

Mush-mouthed and cantankerous, Rooster Cogburn has little time for fools, but recognizes a tough character when he sees one. When 14-year-old headstrong Mattie Ross (newcomer Hailee Steinfeld) approaches him to go on a manhunt to avenge her father’s death by a man named Tom Chaney (Josh Brolin), he can see that she means business. The …

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I’m a Lebowski, You’re a Lebowski: Life, The Big Lebowski, and What Have You

My enduring memory of The Big Lebowski is this: upon its video release, the owner of the video store where I worked said something along the lines of, “That is just a fantastic movie, but it’s a shame about the language. I’m not sure I remember the last time I’ve heard the f-word so many …

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