Presented by James M. Tate / 2/05/2016 / No comments / 2015 , coen brothers , george clooney , quirky
COENS WITH CLOONEY IN HAIL, CAESAR
|George Clooney joins The Coens right after they (sans GC) made an excellent comeback with INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS|
|Potential Noir Wasted|
|"I'm in everything!"|
EXTRA THOUGHTS: As noted above, or rather, below the picture above of George Clooney, The Coen Brothers, personal favs with classics like BLOOD SIMPLE, FARGO, THE BIG LEBOWSKI, BARTON FINK and especially MILLER'S CROSSING, has been, since the weird yet entertaining Noir THE MAN WHO WASN'T THERE, in this reviewer's opinion, making garbage until the boys stopped hiring A-List performers and went back to no-name basics in the pretty good A SIMPLE MAN and the incredible INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS, where the lead actor, Oscar Isaac, plays his own folk/blues music, wonderfully. And while Clooney was rip-roaring cool in FROM DUSK TILL DAWN and OUT OF SIGHT, he seems to really want to fit within the Coens' style more than he actually does. For an actor faring better playing more laidback roles, he goes way overboard with his sporadic partners, who might just be the ones at fault.