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Cinematographer Roger Deakins breaks down the bowling ball shot in 'The Big Lebowski'

Cinematographer Roger Deakins breaks down the bowling ball shot in 'The Big Lebowski'

Roger Deakins has shot some of the most iconic movies of all time (The Shawshank Redemption, Skyfall, Blade Runner 2049). Here, he shows us how he pulled off the iconic inside-the-bowling ball shot in
The 100 best films of the 21st century

The 100 best films of the 21st century

Gangsters, superheroes, schoolkids, lovers, slaves, peasants, techies, Tenenbaums and freefalling astronauts – they’re all here in our countdown of cinema’s best movies since 2000The director of our
Everything We Now Know About 'Big Lebowski' Spinoff 'The Jesus Rolls'

Everything We Now Know About 'Big Lebowski' Spinoff 'The Jesus Rolls'

Every new detail makes it sound stranger and stranger.
‘The Big Lebowski’ Spinoff ‘The Jesus Rolls’ Sets 2020 Release Date

‘The Big Lebowski’ Spinoff ‘The Jesus Rolls’ Sets 2020 Release Date

A spinoff from the Coen Brothers' 1998 noir-comedy classic The Big Lebowski following the continued exploits of Jesus Quintana, a.k.a. The Jesus, is, apparently, a very real thing that's happening, as
Why the Coen Brothers Are Our Most American Filmmakers

Why the Coen Brothers Are Our Most American Filmmakers

Joel Coen and Ethan Coen—affectionately known to cineastes as the Coen Brothers—have been making some of the absolute best modern American movies for 32 years. From Jeffrey Lebowski to Marge Gunderson

Tim Blake Nelson Waxes Philosophical on Writing a Play About Socrates

Despite Tim Blake Nelson’s knack for playing folksy characters in films such as “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs,” in his soul lurks the heart of a classicist. Nelson, who stars in HBO’s “Watchmen”
Albert Finney, legendary star of Tom Jones and Miller's Crossing, dies aged 82

Albert Finney, legendary star of Tom Jones and Miller's Crossing, dies aged 82

Celebrated actor who rose to fame in the ‘kitchen sink’ era before evolving into one of the screen greats of the postwar period, has diedAlbert Finney: a life in pictures Albert Finney, who forged his
This 'Big Lebowski' Ad Will Not Stand, Man

This 'Big Lebowski' Ad Will Not Stand, Man

Has the whole world gone crazy?
T Bone Burnett Readies First Album in 11 Years, the More Experimental ‘Invisible Light’ (EXCLUSIVE)

T Bone Burnett Readies First Album in 11 Years, the More Experimental ‘Invisible Light’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Renowned as a record producer and soundtracks guru, T Bone Burnett has been prolific in just about every way, except when it comes to his own albums. But the drought in his own discography is about to
Netflix Won’t Save Prestige Cinema

Netflix Won’t Save Prestige Cinema

The best movie of the year is only playing in few theaters in New York City. Alfonso Cuarón’s intimate yet epic Roma, the story of a young maid and the fracturing family she works for in early-1970s
The Collider.com Podcast: Episode 173 – The Coen Brothers and ‘Buster Scruggs’

The Collider.com Podcast: Episode 173 – The Coen Brothers and ‘Buster Scruggs’

This week on The Collider.com Podcast, we're talking about the Coen Brothers' filmography by each running down our five favorite films from their filmography and what those movies say about the
‘The Ballad of Buster Scruggs’ Ending: How ‘The Mortal Remains’ Ties The Anthology Together

‘The Ballad of Buster Scruggs’ Ending: How ‘The Mortal Remains’ Ties The Anthology Together

Spoilers ahead for The Ballad of Buster Scruggs. As I said in my review, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs may not be the best Coen Brothers movie, but it’s one that crystallizes their themes by using the
How Gillian Welch and David Rawlings Turned the Coens’ ‘Buster Scruggs’ Into a Yodeling Musical-Comedy

How Gillian Welch and David Rawlings Turned the Coens’ ‘Buster Scruggs’ Into a Yodeling Musical-Comedy

The Coen brothers’ omnibus Western, “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs,” has some fairly grim stretches, but before it goes there, the first segment has a few moments of pure musical-comedy exhilaration.
What to Stream Over Thanksgiving: The Best Film by the Coen Brothers

What to Stream Over Thanksgiving: The Best Film by the Coen Brothers

Richard Brody recommends movies by the Coen brothers to stream over Thanksgiving weekend, namely the one that he considers to be their best film: “The Big Lebowski.”
The Blinding Whiteness of the Coen Brothers’ Wild West

The Blinding Whiteness of the Coen Brothers’ Wild West

This weekend, I fired up The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, the new Western from the Coen Brothers. While a great film, it was an exhausting affair.Read more...
The Coen brothers’ new film is a concept album about our tenuous existence

The Coen brothers’ new film is a concept album about our tenuous existence

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, the new six-part Western anthology film by the Coen brothers released on Netflix yesterday, is essentially the film equivalent of…
‘Buster Scruggs’ DP Bruno Delbonnel on Lensing Coen Brothers’ First Digital Film

‘Buster Scruggs’ DP Bruno Delbonnel on Lensing Coen Brothers’ First Digital Film

Bruno Delbonnel, celebrated for his painterly work capturing the brooding WWII-era political intrigue “Darkest Hour” for Joe Wright, and for the wonder world he filmed in 2001’s “Amelie,” is known for
<i>The Ballad of Buster Scruggs</i> Is the Coen Brothers’ Odd Paean to the Western

<i>The Ballad of Buster Scruggs</i> Is the Coen Brothers’ Odd Paean to the Western

“You can’t help but compare yourself against the old-timers,” says Sheriff Ed Tom Bell in the opening of the Coen brothers’ No Country for Old Men. “Can’t help but wonder how they’d have operated
Review: The Coen Brothers’ “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” Is Six Giddy, Cruel Twists on the Western

Review: The Coen Brothers’ “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” Is Six Giddy, Cruel Twists on the Western

Richard Brody on a new Western, “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs,” from Joel and Ethan Coen, featuring Zoe Kazan, Tom Waits, and Tim Blake Nelson.
‘Watchmen': Tim Blake Nelson Says the Tone of Damon Lindelof’s HBO Series Is “Absolutely Right”

‘Watchmen': Tim Blake Nelson Says the Tone of Damon Lindelof’s HBO Series Is “Absolutely Right”

Tim Blake Nelson recently revealed that he'll be playing Looking Glass in Damon Lindelof's Watchmen TV series for HBO, a brand new character that doesn't appear in Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons'