Tag: The Coen Brothers
Directors’ trademarks is a series of articles that examines the “signatures” that filmmakers leave behind in their work. This month, with the release of Hail, Caesar!, we’re examining the trademark style and calling signs of Joel and Ethan Coen as director.
The Coen Brothers are, to put it lightly, cinematic geniuses. They have a terrific track record, and never cease to entertain (other then Ladykillers, of course. We don’t talk about The Ladykillers, though). When I first heard that they were tackling True Grit, I was skeptical, yet excited. They proved they could handle a Western feel with No Country for Old Men, among other films. Seeing them create a genuine Western was exciting, at the very least. However, I would of much rather preferred an original film, rather then a remake of a John Wayne classic. However, being a remake doesn’t hinder this film in the slightest. In fact, True Grit is one of the best films of 2010. And with the Coens...I wouldn’t have it any other way.