Unified theory of Coen brothers movies says they're all really about one thing

In honor of the twentieth anniversary of The Big Lebowski, the folks at ScreenCrush decided to take a look back at all the films in the Coen brothers’ oeuvre and find the ways in which they’re connected. Rather than focusing on literal shared universe connections like Tarantino’s Red Apple Cigarettes, this video is…

George R.R. Martin opens nonprofit movie studio, since he has nothing else going on

Emmy winner George R.R. Martin, whose life we all know is all about moving pictures on the big and small screens, has just started a nonprofit production company in Santa Fe. Called the Stagecoach Foundation, it’s a 30,000-square foot space that houses a non-profit office and production company, and will be open to…

Fargo goes out like it came in, except when it doesn’t

A palindrome is a phrase that reads the same forwards and backwards: “Madam I’m Adam,” or something like that. Fargo’s second season does not read the same forwards and backwards, because I’m not even sure that’s a thing a TV show could do, leastways across ten whole episodes. It would have be frustratingly literal,…

Read This: Fargo’s second season is a crash course in existentialism

Over the course of Fargo’s second season on FX, central characters Ed and Peggy Blomquist have seen their lives dramatically interrupted. They began this cycle of episodes as, respectively, a butcher and a hairdresser. In short order and through extraordinary circumstances, they find themselves disposing of dead…

All the real-life references in the Coen brothers’ Hail, Caesar! trailer

The intriguing trailer for Hail, Caesar!, the next film by Joel and Ethan Coen, debuted online only last week, and already fans having been poring over it, looking for clues as to the content of the full-length movie, which is due to be released on February 5, 2016. The fact that some of the film’s characters are…

The Big Lebowski’s John Goodman wants Donald Trump to “shut the fuck up”

Real estate tycoon turned presidential aspirant Donald Trump has been running his mouth a lot lately about topics like immigration, menstruation, and John McCain’s war record. Clearly, someone needs to tell this man to give his vocal cords a rest, and there is no better candidate for the job than Walter Sobchak, the…

Natural born thrillers: 18 directors who haven’t made a horror film, but should

Looked at one way, most of David Lynch’s movies are horror movies. Is there a more petrifying moment in cinema than the Winkie’s diner scene in Mulholland Dr.? Is there a more menacing monster than Dennis Hopper’s gas-huffing pervert gangster in Blue Velvet? And what genuine “master of horror” has conceived of a…