21 February 2010
I try to be critical and not just blindly praising in my thoughts, but the Coen Brothers make that difficult. Not because their films are flawless (at least not all of them) but because they are so engaging, so enjoyable. I've seen A Serious Man four times now by my count, and it's still hard to distance myself from it and break it down objectively because I'm having such a good time watching the shit pile up around poor Larry Gropnik.
I want to talk about structure, trajectory or character but I still really can't. All I can say is how much I love the scenes and the build, and how that last moment just kills me. Just kills me!