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Joel Coen

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  • Cover story: 2011 Oscars: And the winners might be...

     
    This Oscar race pits classic academy taste against the new. “The King's Speech,” “The Fighter” and “True Grit” represent more traditional Oscar fare like “The English Patient,” “Rocky” and &#...
  • Matt Damon talks ‘The Adjustment Bureau’

     
    If you’re going to make a movie that wrestles with the philosophical conflict of “free will” versus “determinism,” you could do a lot worse than having Matt Damon star in it. It helps to have a bright guy explain “The...
  • Oscars: Best Picture? Gotta be ‘The King’s Speech’

     
    You think they knew this was the winner weeks ago, and thus had all the nominees clips set to “The King's Speech” by Colin Firth? By the way, SPOILER. Firth's last big scene in the movie, the BIGGEST scene. That was what they showed. The...
  • 12 things you didn't know about the 2011 Tony Awards

     
    Tony Awards: 12 things you probably didn't know about Broadway's biggest night...
  • 'A Serious Man'

    'A Serious Man'
    Oscar-winning filmmaking brothers Ethan and Joel Coen ("Fargo," "No Country for Old Men") bypass big stars in favor of Michael Stuhlbarg, a relative unknown given a star-making turn, in this comedy-drama about a professor whose marriage is threatened by...
  • Movie review: A Serious Man -- 3 out of 5 stars

    Movie review: A Serious Man -- 3 out of 5 stars
    It's not all Fargo Oscars and No Country for Old Men box-office glory for the filmmaking Coen Brothers. Sometimes they stumble and give us a bad movie that's deliriously watchable -- a Big Lebowski. Sometimes they drop a challenging, worthwhile film...
  • The Coen brothers' 'A Serious Man': More Jewish than matzo balls?

     
    In the back pages of the press notes for the Coen brothers' "A Serious Man," where filmmakers always tell you how environmentally sensitive they've been in the course of making the movie, we learn that "No Jews were harmed in......
  • Joel and Ethan Coen's latest brings the oy vey

     
    The latest film from Ethan and Joel Coen has the unmemorable title 'A Serious Man,' but thatâ??s about the only unmemorable thing about it. Like so much of their work, it straddles comedy and sheer grimness; while the tone is substantially lighter than...
  • Inside track on the Oscars' best picture and best director races

     
    Two days ago the first installment of The Envelope's print edition was inserted into the L.A. Times. In each issue, the Gold Derby column breaks down the top races into lists for easy handicapping. Click here to see a gallery of the short "spotlight"...
  • Can 'Avatar' sweep the Oscars? Expect up to nine nominations

     
    "Avatar" has already won over film critics, fan boys and many Hollywood awards, scoring best-picture nominations from the Golden Globes and Critics Choice Movie Awards. But how will "Avatar" fare at the Oscars? My guess is that "Avatar" can score up to...
  • Will one of the 10 WGA nominees win best picture at the Oscars?

     
    With the Writers Guild of America having ruled ineligible four of the leading best picture contenders -- Producers Guild of America nominees "An Education," "District 9," "Inglourious Basterds" and "Up" -- the importance of the WGA award in predicting the...