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Coen Brothers Filmography Rewatch #12
*I recently acquired Adam Nayman's book The Coen Brothers: This Book Really Ties the Films Together, wherein he examines each of their films from 1984 to 2016. As they are my favorite filmmakers, I will be reading a chapter at a time and watching the accompanying film. Whenever possible, I'll try and recount my first viewing.
"You can't stop what's coming. It ain't all waiting on you. That's vanity."
In 2007, I was the GM…
This instantly became one of my favorite films when I first saw it, and it has remained so for the past twenty-five years. My mom sat me down to watch it around 1996 or so, not knowing whether or not a thirteen year-old could truly appreciate it. Before tonight, my most recent viewing was also with my mom, back in 2018. A local, arthouse theater, which I ran as General Manager from 2006-2009, had a month-long series dedicated to Daniel…
Family Movie Night
What if Alfred Hitchcock animated a kid's movie? I think it would be this.
The animation is great, the story is fun but feels dangerous, it's charming with a dark edge, the music is swelling and dramatic, it has the voice of Spike from Cowboy Bebop.
So yeah I definitely dug this a lot. My wife fell asleep (duh) and my son is at a friend's house so this was quality bonding time with my daughter after randomly spotting it at the library and thinking the cover looked cool.
This was just about perfection. The build may have lacked a lot, but damn if the show didn't deliver, match after match. This was an absolute blast, start to finish.
I was pulling for Miro, but Pac has deserved a belt for years so that win made me happy.
Super happy that JR was used sparingly, because he could have really had a negative impact on commentary for this show. Kinda like when he called the finish to the semi…
I have to admit, I'm really not much of a De Palma guy, based on the titles I've seen to date. But the guys on The Rewatchables were doing a hard sell on their recent episode on The Untouchables, so I gave it a shot and it really worked on me. I think it may have instantly shot to the top of the list of John Travolta performances, in this guy's opinion.
I haven't seen the film it was based…