Tag Archives: The Coen Brothers

Now on Canadian Netflix: December 2018

Roma One could make an argument last year's Mudbound was the feature that signalled Netlfix's prestige drama interest, readying their horses for the annual Oscar race. Roma is really the tipping point, a film with the critical momentum to suggest it could actually take the Best Picture statuette. I'd be surprised, simply because it's much… Read More

Top 10 Movies of 2013

I measure the best movies of any year by a visceral reaction: When I walk out of the cinema (or away from my home screen, as the case may be) how much do I want to see it a second time, and how soon? Rewatchability is important. With that in mind, please find below a… Read More

Inside Llewyn Davis review

Written and directed by Joel and Ethan CoenI love the Coens. They've carved out for themselves a wonderful, peculiar corner of Americana. No matter the subject, their films exhibit an intellectual, anarchic wit that's all their own. Only a handful of their peers, US filmmakers and writers—maybe Paul Thomas Anderson, Wes Anderson, Nicole Holofcener, Charlie… Read More

Top 10 Movies of 1987

Three years ago this week I started this blog, and I'm still getting a lot of pleasure out of contributing to it. For me, the conversation after seeing a film, being part of a community of film enthusiasts, is as essential as taking in the movie itself. This space allows me to collect my thoughts… Read More

Top 20 Movies of 2000-2010

This ends my trawl of the internets to find materials I wrote about movies before I started this blog two years ago, materials unseen by anyone but my friends. I hope it proves to be of some use to all y'all.The criteria for choosing the best films of a decade is different than the best… Read More

Top 10 Movies of 2007

Yes, yes, I know. It is August 2012. But as I roll up to the second birthday of Flaw In The Iris at the end of this week, I'm looking back at film-related stuff I did in the days before the inception of this venue. I used to have an hour every week on CKDU… Read More