The Coens in a Groove - By Jeffrey Chen The Ladykillers, a remake of the 1955 British comedy, finds the Coen Bros. in fine form stylistically. And, for the first time, both are credited with directing -- it's usually just Joel. There's something about the way their work is so polished that it... MORE >>
Southern Charm - By Diana Saenger Rarely can screenwriters flush out film characters as well as Joel and Ethan Coen. In The Ladykillers, the brothers work the same magic they've displayed with movies like Fargo and... MORE >>
Tonal Dissonance Wounds Comedy Remake - By John P. McCarthy The Coen Brothers (Fargo;O Brother, Where Art Thou?) make many inspired choices in their retelling of the 1955 Ealing Studio black comedy. Fluid camerawork, spotless sets, and the gospel soundtrack all testify to their vivid filmmaking technique.
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