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By Mark Clapham on 02 March 2011 Comments Off

If I say that ‘True Grit’ is pretty much a perfect movie, it’s not so much that I’m placing it in some imaginary canon of great films, or saying that it’s impossible to improve upon, merely that it has all the elements you might want in a visit to the cinema, and that all those [...]

By Eddie Robson on 12 November 2003 Comments Off

Criminally overlooked at the Oscars, ‘The Man Who Wasn’t There’ sees the Coen brothers remain incredibly consistent in quality terms whilst retaining the capacity to surprise…

By Eddie Robson on 25 October 2003 Comments Off

Prevailing critical opinion has declared that ‘Intolerable Cruelty’ is a minor Coen brothers film: I’d like to be able to disagree but, frankly, I’d only be doing so for the sake of it…

By Eddie Robson on 11 October 2003 Comments Off

Whilst ‘Intolerable Cruelty’ looks set to provide the Coen brothers with their first resounding box-office success, ‘Miller’s Crossing’ has always been a cult movie and is likely to remain so…

By Eddie Robson on 24 April 2003 Comments Off

It’s an amazing achievement to take a crime story like this, which has no particular hook to it and could just as easily have formed the basis of a fairly routine episode of ‘Starsky & Hutch’, and make it into a great movie.