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    Five More Films Worthy of 'Room 237'-Style Critical Documentaries

    A list of more movies we'd like to see given the full-length critical treatment -- along with videos of the next best thing to watch in the meantime.

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    Chaos and Repair: Reclaiming THE LADYKILLERS

    I think the Coens are among the most moral (even moralistic) directors alive. Most (but not all) of their pictures are morality plays that deflate the selfishness and pomposity of individuals while finding good even in the most flawed social orders.

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    They Know Not What They Do: BURN AFTER READING

    "Burn After Reading" is a film about containment and knowledge, or, to put it another way, a tale of wars against chaos. Necessarily, it is a farce.

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    Coen Brothers' 'Inside Llewyn Davis' Goes to CBS Films; Watch Exclusive Trailer Leak Here UPDATED

    UPDATE: CBS Films takes US rights to the Coen Brothers' "Inside Llewyn Davis." It's a big buy for CBS, reportedly with a price tag close to $4 million. The art house film, starring Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, John Goodman, Garrett Hedlund, F. Murray Abraham and Justin Timberlake, will be helped at ...

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    2 New Images from 'Inside Llewyn Davis,' Movie May Premiere At The Cannes Film Festival

    Fresh off a surprise private screening announcement and the excellent trailer that accompanied it, the Coen Brothers' latest, “Inside Llewyn Davis,” has splashed back onto our radars in a massive way. Set to capture the '60s Greenwich Village folk music scene in stunning visuals and the duo's signat...

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    Watch: Impressive Trailer For The Coen Brothers' 'Inside Llewyn Davis,' Film Has First Screening In February

    Put everything on hold: the first trailer for the Coen Brothers' hugely anticipated "Inside Llewyn Davis" has wormed its way online, and it's pretty damn great. So let's jump right in...

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    Review: Coen-Derived Caper Comedy 'Gambit' Features A Game Colin Firth, But That's About It

    Of all the genres to try and pull off, the romantic caper flick -- think "To Catch A Thief," or "Charade," or even "Ocean's Eleven" -- is one of the trickiest. For such a film to work out, it's got to be as light as a feather and feel entirely effortless, and all too many films aiming to hit that sw...

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    Trailers from Hell: John Badham on Coens' Grim Masterpiece 'No Country for Old Men'

    "Coen Brothers Week!" concludes at Trailers from Hell with director John Badham introducing the brothers' 2007 Oscar winner and near-perfect, bleak-as-hell noir Western "No Country for Old Men."

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    Trailers from Hell: Josh Olson on Coens' Neo-Gangster Nonpareil 'Miller's Crossing'

    "Coen Brothers Week!" continues at Trailers from Hell, today with screenwriter Josh Olson introducing the brothers' brilliant neo-gangster-noir tale of Prohibition-era heavies, featuring a shockingly bad-ass Albert Finney and an elegantly wind-blustered fedora.

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    Trailers from Hell: 'Blood Simple,' The Arrival of The Coen Brothers

    It's the beginning of Coen Brothers Week at Trailers from Hell and Josh Olson is starting us off with the trailer for 1984's "Blood Simple."

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