Tag Archives: The Coen Brothers

Cinema Review – Hail, Caesar!

In 1950s Hollywood, Eddie Mannix (Josh Brolin) works as a ‘Fixer’ for Capitol Studios. It’s Mannix’s job to make sure the studio retains its reputation, but between negotiating a portrayal of Jesus in the upcoming ‘Hail Caesar’ with religious heads, making a gentrified star of Western star Hobie Doyle (Alden Ehrenreich) and covering up the pregnancy of DeeAnna Moran (Scarlett Johansson), Mannix is considering a job change. The sudden abduction of Baird Whitlock (George Clooney) – star of “Hail Ceasar” – makes everything more complicated, especially with reporters Thora and Thessaly Thacker (Tilda Swinton) on the hunt for their next big stories. Continue reading

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Cinema Review: Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter

Kumiko (Rinko Kikuchi), a solitary office worker, under pressure from her mother to be married, and her boss to make room for younger workers, finds a VHS copy of the Coen Brothers’ Fargo in a sea cave. Believing the claim in the opening titles that Fargo is a true story, Kumiko becomes obsessed with the money buried at the side of a road by Steve Buschemi’s character, and makes her way to the American Midwest to find her fortune. Continue reading

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One to Watch Movie Reviews – January 24th 2014

Brogen Hayes chooses One to Watch; if you watch one movie in Irish cinemas this week, make it this one! (Hint – it’s not just for fans of folk!) Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Gambit

Harry Deane (Colin Firth) and Major Wingate (Tom Courtenay) recruit Texan rodeo queen PJ (Cameron Diaz) to con Dean’s boss into buying a forged Monet painting, but things do not go quite as they planned. Continue reading

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