A Serious Man

A Serious Man is quietly tumultuous and action-packed; it features infidelity, car crashes, terminal illness, the murder of a rabbi (or maybe a dybbuk), ghosts, theft, a hint at buggery, anti-semitism, terminal illness, fraud and bribery and corruption, an insidious whispering campaign, dysfunctional families, official indifference, corporate greed, there’s even a damn tornado…. But throughout…

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Burn After Reading

With Burn After Reading, the Coen Brothers channel Evelyn Waugh. Gym bunny Chad and grasping Linda discover a cd rom on the floor of the changing rooms at the Hard Bodies Gym in Washington DC. When they realise it may contain highly sensitive CIA information, they proceed to try to flog it to the highest…

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