I don’t know if anyone else is aware of this, but we have an embarrassment of riches in theaters this fall. Virtually every one of my favorite working directors has a film coming out before the end of the year, and it’s an exciting time to be alive. This is karmic repayment for all those years in the past where there were no interesting new movies.
This season will therefore mark a brief return to my ugly habit of reviewing movies on The Internet. I’m doing away with star ratings or any kind of metric, because that’s stupid. Instead I’ll just discuss them—this time around in 300 words or less.
Here’s a gloss of all the legendary directors with new movies I’m planning on seeing this fall:
The Coen Brothers: A Serious Man (limited release opened October 2)
I already watched this one, and a review is forthcoming. Minnesota’s own best-loved sons made the movie right here in Minneapolis last fall, and it is thrilling to finally watch it (and get to see some actors I’ve worked with, out-of-focus in the background!). Continue reading