Reviews: Harry Nilsson/King’s Speech/True Grit

I have no doubt about the finest film I saw last year this past year: hands down, it was Winter’s Bone. I’ve heard people carp about how “accurate” it was, especially people who felt it portrayed their part of the world unflatteringly. I don’t know — there’s plenty of areas like that, even here in…

Review: A Serious Man

It’s always wonderful to hear that the Coen Brothers have a new film. They have enough security to experiment in unusual ways, following up the harrowing No Country for Old Men with the wacky and cynical Burn After Reading. A Serious Man has already had mixed reactions and I can understand why: for example, it…