A Serious Man

Weighty but not entirely lovable
Michael Stuhlbarg, Richard Kind and Fred Melamed
Directed by Joel and Ethan Coen

The critical understanding of The Coen Brothers’ ‘No Country for Old Men’ often has divided, vaguely, between moralistic versus fatalistic interpretations. Is the killer Anton Chiguhr a human being, and therefore does the film ask us to take measure of his cock-eyed morality? Or is he a specter, a grim reaper for the modern age, a natural phenomenon that operates beyond moral application? How you ... more >