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Burn After Reading (2008) – Ethan & Joel Coen (Friday’s Finest)

Burn After Reading in much in the same vain as last week’s showcased film The Men Who Stare At Goats is a publicly panned and maligned film. Also both films have a star studded cast who venture into unfamiliar territory

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Hail, Caesar! – A playful but unrealised Coen Brothers romp

I finally saw the Coen Brothers’ latest Hail, Caesar! (click for IMDB overview). It’s very¬† playful, multilayered, satirical and witty as you would expect from the highly original Coen duo. Stylistically and comedically it felt reminiscent of a Mel Brook’s

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Bridge of Spies (2015) – Steven Spielberg

Bridge of Spies is a highly engaging political-adventure based on a true story about a highly covert Spy swap deal between the CIA and KGB during the cold war. Lawyer James Donovan played by Tom Hanks is tasked to provide

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Inside Llewyn Davis – The Coen Brothers

Inside Llewyn Davis is about a folk singer trying, but not very successfully to make it ‘big’ in the early 1960s Greenwich Village. Llewyn is a lost man trapped inside a beastly world where its unremittingly bad karma pounds down

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Barton Fink (Coen Brothers) – A Screenplay Masterpiece

Such is the allure of watching engrossing and dynamic characters like those in Barton Fink, the Coen Brothers 1991 cinematic gem, that if I had my time all over again I would focus every ounce of my efforts on screenwriting.

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