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Coen Marathon: The Big Lebowski

“The Stranger:  How have things been going? The Dude:  Well, you know, strikes and gutters, ups and downs.” “Yeah, well, you know, that’s just, like, your opinion, man.” A tumbleweed blows through the SoCal desert and enters the City of … Continue reading

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Coen Marathon: Fargo

“I’m not sure I agree with you a hundred percent on your police work, there, Lou.” “Blood has been shed, Jerry” During Christmas break in the year 1996, by my guess anyway, my friend Jake Wilkinson and I went to our local … Continue reading

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Coen Marathon: The Hudsucker Proxy

“You know, for kids.” Toward the beginning of the film, we quickly discover that Waring Hudsucker (Charles Durning) has had enough.  While his board chatters on about business on the 44th floor of the Hudsucker skyscraper, Waring Hudsucker sets down a … Continue reading

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Coen Marathon: Barton Fink

“Look upon me!  I’ll show you the life of the mind.  Ahhhhh!” After his Coen debut in “Miller’s Crossing” where he had a key monologue out in the woods where mob men execute their victims, John Turturro was ready for … Continue reading

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Favorite Movies of 2016

My predictable lateness with my best movies of 2016 comes with the same usual excuses.  Not getting to movie theaters hardly at all anymore, I’m reliant on Netflix and Red Box for checking out films that have a chance of … Continue reading

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Coen Marathon: Miller’s Crossing

A black fedora drops onto the screen right in front of us.  Sprawling out in front of the camera is a wooded scene with leaves and tree debris stretching out to the far edge in the back. The hat is lifted off … Continue reading

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Coen Marathon: Raising Arizona

What is the greatest Nicholas Cage movie of all time?  The Coen Bros second feature film may very well be a contender.  Every once in awhile, I see lists about the funniest films of the 1980s and I don’t recall … Continue reading

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