The Coens Are So Awesome That I Can’t Even Handle It
Since “Burn After Reading” has been on HBO recently, I’ve seen it more than two or three times now. I didn’t really like the movie that much when I saw in in the theater last year, but for the first time ever, I’m one of those people that finally have come to realize the genius of a Coen Brothers movie after the fact. There are a handful of Coen flicks that people just didn’t like the first time around, most notably, “The Big Lebowski”.
After watching the trailer for “A Serious Man”, I get the feeling that this may be one of those late bloomers. There aren’t any stars in this movie whatsoever and it looks like the Coens are leaving any semblance to mainstream comedy far behind in this one. I always try to keep in mind that odd just for odd’s sake doesn’t necessarily make a movie good…however, Coen Brothers odd is usually a guarantee of greatness.