With a sense of alarm, I read that the new Coen flick The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
will see a very limited theatrical run in just a handful of cities -- with bookings as short as two weeks. Netflix bankrolled the picture and is carefully guiding distribution alongside its live streaming launch. As a devoted Coen brothers fan, there was no way I was going to miss the movie on the big screen.
Alright, a quick search to locate where Buster Scruggs is showing and oddly only the Landmark Lagoon Cinema is popping up? Why wouldn’t they put such a hot property from our hometown icons...
Fans of the Coen brothers have come to expect two kinds of releases from the movies’ most irascible duo, as distinct as the musicals, westerns, and prestige pictures that dominated the old Hollywood studio system. There are the major
Coens films, like Barton Fink
, and No Country for Old Men
; boundary-pushing, serious-minded efforts that have made them one of the most respected forces in filmmaking. On the other side are minor
efforts, like The Hudsucker Proxy
, The Big Lebowski
, and Burn After Reading
: typically silly comedies...
What's better than a movie with forced Minnesotan accents, fur-capped cops and bleak snowy landscapes? Why a TV series of course! The Coen Brothers (quite the busy-bees this past year
) have taken the role of executive producers for Fargo
the TV series, which is likely to have the same dark-humored dramatic tones of its nearly two-decade old predecessor (though none of the same actors).
The first full-length...!--more-->
Joel and Ethan, or The Coen Brothers as they are more well-known, are the most famous Minnesota natives in the film circuit today. The directing/writing combo has great works that include but are not limited to: Fargo, O Brother Where Art Thou?, No Country For Old Men, and The Big Lewbowski.
The duo has created themselves quite a following of dedicated fans dying to see what...!--more-->