Coen Bros & Bechdel: The Ladykillers
So, when I committed to doing this series on the Coen brothers’ films, I was dreading the day I’d have to return to this film. I remember really hating it. “Maybe it’ll be different, though!” Nope, still hate it. I maybe even hate it more. It’s been almost a month since I watched this, so I apologize for this post not being incredibly polished. I wanted it to...
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You should watch this fucking movie.
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iamabutchsolo: A White Savior Film (WSF) is a movie that features a white person coming into the lives of a person or people of color (POCs) who are often low-income, troubled, and/or severely oppressed. The troubled times that the people of color are in can be a product of oppression from…
ALL OF THE FEELINGS: Tree of Life
I’ve done a lot of reading on The Tree of Life, and now having seen the film, I am surprised as to how different it was from what I was expecting it to be. Upon reflection, I have a lot of feelings about this film which are all over the place. I love it and I hate it and I everything-in-between-it. From the very beginning, I was really taken aback by the structure of this film. I’ve...
The owners of The Lobster, a seafood house in New York, shipped a crate of...– from “Sheilah Graham’s Hollywood Lowdown,” found in the May 1959 issue of Screenland plus TV Land.
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Coen Bros & Bechdel: The Hudsucker Proxy
The Hudsucker Proxy is generally considered the Coen Brothers’ worst film, and is viewed as their lightest film as it draws its inspiration from screwball comedies of the 40s and 50s (I’d also argue its because Sam Raimi is a co-writer). So, a couple things: Is this film really that bad? Is is truly different from the rest of the Coen catalog? And, of course, how are women represented? Well! The...