WH AT T HE AC T U AL FUC K
(because they’ve only made 16 movies and they’re all great)
They’re cinema’s ultimate tricksters. Even when the films are sincere there’s a sense of play to the framing, the dialogue, the use of music, the special oomph in a performer’s delivery. As writers they are unparalleled for exaggerated, quotable quips. As visual stylists, they revel in both perfectionist mise-en-scene as well as frantic, often madcap camera moves. If you like cinema, it’s pretty hard not to like the Coen brothers, and not only because their resume runs the gamut from dark, brooding “serious” films to insane screwball comedy.
Their 16 pictures are – and I want to make this very clear – all great. They’ve simply never made a sub-par feature. If you disagree, well, write your own damn list feature. I gave myself the unenviable task of trying to rank these films in sequential order, and believe me when I say I ended up weeping like Bernie Bernbaum.
*Great illustrations via ChetArt
I absolutely love this whole twerk obsession the world in going through.
The precision, the balance the skill. Magnificent Channing, magnificent.
It takes three wheels and the full power of one man to get the consumer dream rolling. This man comes from a place where bikes glide Iightly between rice fields. He is one of those migrants who discover, fu|| force, the gray strips of asphalt, the Shanghai skyscrapers and the capitalist totems made of bottles, boxes, tires and crates. The man sags under his pile, but continues pedaling along, maintaining atenuous equilibrium. With each turn oft he wheel, he rattles the ”great factory of the world,” and can aspire to his share of this unbelievable « piece montée ». The man is at the bottom of the image, on the lowest rung of the social ladder, but he just may one day reach the top. For Alain Delorme, this series is about finding our way between the absurdity of the materialist world and mankind’s age-old dream of reaching for something higher. While keeping the Wheel turning. (Natacha Wolinski, Excess in total equilibrium, Air France magazine)