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    THE BIG LEBOWSKI a Masterpiece? That's Just, Like, Your Opinion, Man

    Quite simply, The Big Lebowski does not belong among the canon of the Coens’ best films, no matter how much its fans and urban achievers protest.

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    O Coen Brothers, Where Art God? A Conversation Between Matt Zoller Seitz and Jeffrey Overstreet

    Do the Coens believe in God? Can we even say that for sure? Do they believe in the non-rational, the supernatural? Or are they just pranksters pulling our chains and hoping to spark conversation pieces like this one, while they sit there snickering?

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    The Circle of Life: The Hudsucker Proxy

    "The Hudsucker Proxy" is one of the Coens’ most outwardly frivolous movies, part of a group of ill-received farces that includes "Intolerable Cruelty," "The Ladykillers" and "Burn After Reading." But it’s often in their farces that the brothers grapple with some of their darkest themes.

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    The Five Best Uses of Pop Music in Coen Brothers Films

    The Coen brothers' relationship to source music is as integral to their vision as recurring themes and subject matter. Like a signature shot or the way certain characters speak, a director’s song selection can reverberate throughout an oeuvre.

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    The Bleak Spaces and Blank Faces of FARGO

    When Fargo was released, I felt that my home state of Minnesota had finally been given its "Oresteia," its "Njal's Saga," its "Double Indemnity." Over the ensuing years, however, the popular image created by the Coen Brothers' regional epic has been a questionable inheritance.

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    The Three Burials of NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN; Three Takes on Its Overrated Status

    Though many consider "No Country for Old Men" to be an untouchable classic in the Coens’ oeuvre, it remains tonally flawed.

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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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