Tag Archives: Fargo

Five Film Favorites: Openings

When I teach writing, one of the things that I repeat in nearly every class is that introductions and openings matter. They matter quite a bit. I inform my students that if they loseĀ a reader in the introduction, chances grow … Continue reading

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One Curmudgeon’s Opinion: The Ten Most Over-Rated Films of All Time

NOTE: this article originally appeared, in somewhat different form, at The Bug. Being grouchy from both the inanity of the upcoming Oscars and the usual top ten lists everywhere, I found myself playing the list game again, hopefully releasing some … Continue reading

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Coen Brothers Redux

I am once again re-visiting the Coen Brothers and their work. While I have not had the opportunity to view True Grit, I had been, as I expressed in a previous post, excited about its release. Since then, various reviewers … Continue reading

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Anticipation, Disappointment, and the Coen Brothers

As I sit and anticipate the release of True Grit (2010), I am reminded of my friends, who, over a decade ago, anticipated the release of the first episode of Star Wars. When Star Wars: Episode I (1999) was released, … Continue reading

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