The Coen Brothers have written a new movie, and it stars Alan Rickman and Colin Firth and Cameron Diaz and Stanley Tucci? *cinemagasm*
They tell us this is from Richard Linklater, but it looks more like the Coen Brothers to me…
It’s about branding, really: what product brands feel similar to certain movies and directors?
I’m gonna go with Memento… and now I wanna watch it for a fourth or fifth time and find something new again in it…
Surely something called the Boston Molasses Disaster is begging for the Coen Brothers’ treatment, no?
How can it be that a kiddie movie is wiser and funnier and more relevant than the Coens Brothers’ True Grit? This is, in fact, what a Coens’ animated flick might look like and sound like, if they got an assist from Terry Giliam: this is a deeply weird and deeply demented movie, and thrillingly so.
There are lots of actors whom I’d love to see work with the Coens, to see how their unique and hugely entertaining talents could be amplified by the brothers’ idiosyncratic perspective — James Franco, Amy Adams, Timothy Olyphant, Colin Firth, Steve Coogan, Maria Bello, and on and on — none of them really need that boost the Coens could give them. Unlike my top five candidates for Coen-ification…
Meaning not Have their older films improved with age? but Have they improved as artists with age?
There’s a sense of something great just beyond the grasp of the Coen Brothers, something that they may not even be aware of, hanging over this elegant yet somehow vaguely unfinished film.
Woo-hoo! A new movie from the Coen Brothers is always reason to celebrate.