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#KickingtheCanon by Steven Warner Film

Fargo | Joel & Ethan Coen

March 25, 2020

The brilliance in the work of Joel and Ethan Coen comes from the brothers’ ability to find balance in the seemingly contradictory nature of life. The Coens love contrasts: those of plot and character and those having to do with the visual art of filmmaking itself. In the Coens universe, every “yin” has its “yang.” And no film exemplifies this more than 1996’s Fargo, arguably the brothers first masterpiece — and inarguably the breakthrough that finally revealed the beating heart…

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#BlockbusterBeat by Matt Lynch Film

London Has Fallen | Babak Najafi

London Has Fallen is objectively a trash fire. It’s gleefully violent, front-to-back idiotic, desperately crummy-looking despite a reported budget of over one-hundred million, and politically reprehensible. You’d be forgiven for wondering if it’s a secret parody, formally indistinguishable from the real thing and otherwise so slightly…

March 3, 2016
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