Pinhole Movie Reviews

Burn After Reading by William
July 19, 2014, 4:17 pm
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CIA analyst John Malkovich’s classified files are discovered by dim-witted fitness studio employees Brad Pitt and Frances McDormand, who soon hatch a plan to profit from their find. Then everything probably goes wrong, but I wouldn’t know because I stopped watching the movie.

You know what? I’ve decided it is okay to not like this kind of movie. I didn’t like Fargo, and I didn’t like the 40 minutes I watched of Burn After Reading, either. The Coen brothers specialize in making black comedies in which people are horrible to each other and plans go awry. I don’t like it. It upsets me and makes me nervous. Unwatchable. But hey, if you liked Fargo, go ahead and watch this movie. I won’t stop you.

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Inside Llewyn Davis by jaemskeray
January 6, 2014, 3:41 am
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Llewyn Davis is an extremely talented and super depressed folk singer surviving in New York City in the early 1960s right before Bob Dylan pops on the scene.  A lot of things happen just before the movie starts and during the movie that make Davis rightfully depressed, and he basically does the best that he can to deal with all this heavy shit.  The movie is both well constructed and meandering, showing the dichotomy of how life can be just happening to us and we don’t know what we are doing, but at the same time a movie is supposed to be a constructed poetic and entertaining versions of what probably happened if the story were real.  And of course, since its the Coen brothers, its a dark comedy.  Pokes fun at the whole lower west side early 60s folk scene.  Great cat acting.  Worth Watching


The Big Lebowski by tincolor
May 8, 2012, 2:34 am
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Jeff Bridges, John Goodman and Steve Buscemi are bowling pals on their way to the next round robin, but then somebody micturated on Bridges’ rug and Tara Reid’s running all over town, with huge debts owed to known pornographers, which is cool, and maybe she gotten herself kidnapped by a bunch of nihilists, but maybe she just kidnapped herself, anyway, if you haven’t seen this movie, seriously do yourself a favor and watch it, then watch it again and again and again. Required viewing.

Raising Arizona by tincolor
March 19, 2012, 1:35 am
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Nicholas Cage is a supremely unsuccessfully robber who falls in love with police officer Holly Hunter, and together they decide to steal a baby. I loved this movie as a kid, it was probably the first Coen brothers film I had every seen. And watching it again, I still like it, but I can recognize that a few scenes go on a little too long. It’s also perhaps has one of the most hopeful endings of any Coen brothers film. Worth watching.

Burn After Reading by jaemskeray

Ok, yeah, not a bad little film here.  Its definitely not the Coen brothers best film, but thats what everyone says about every film of theirs thats not the Big Lebowski or Fargo.   Yes, nothing was or will ever be as good as the Big Lebowski.  So, lets just drop it, ok?   With a few exceptions (Ladykillers, ugh…) the Coen brothers will never steer you wrong.  Dark comedy, not for the squemish.  Worth Watching

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