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Ethan Coen’s ‘Jerry Lee Lewis: Trouble in Mind’: Film Review | Cannes 2022

Coen's first film without brother Joel is a performance-centered look at Jerry Lee Lewis' varied career.

Ethan Coen Goes Solo, Will Direct Road Trip Movie for Focus, Working Title

After his brother Joel Coen went out on his own to direct a movie, last year’s Oscar-nominated The Tragedy of Macbeth, Ethan Coen is also planning a solo trip. Ethan Coen, half of the acclaimed sibling partnership known simply as the Coen brothers, has teamed up with Focus Features and Working Title for the feature […]

Denzel Washington, ‘The Tragedy of Macbeth’ Cast on Joel Coen’s First Solo Project and Bringing Diversity to Shakespeare

Cold temperatures and falling rain provided the perfect backdrop for the Los Angeles premiere of The Tragedy of Macbeth, the latest adaptation of Shakespeare’s most famous tragedy, held Thursday night at the Directors Guild of America theater. Stars Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand were joined on the red carpet by castmates Corey Hawkins, Stephen Root, […]

Hollywood Reporter Critics Pick the Best Films of 2021

A Japanese meditation on grief and art, a psychosexual Western chamber piece, a splashy movie-musical makeover from Steven Spielberg and striking directorial debuts from Maggie Gyllenhaal and Rebecca Hall were among this year's standouts.

Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand in Joel Coen’s ‘The Tragedy of Macbeth’: Film Review | NYFF 2021

A first-rate cast and stunning craftsmanship bring surging vitality to Shakespeare’s political thriller about an ambitious couple whose murderous power grab sends them spiraling into madness.

Frances McDormand and Joel Coen Say They Never Witnessed Misconduct With Scott Rudin, but “Didn’t Doubt the Stories”

Frances McDormand and Joel Coen say they never witnessed any bullying behavior by producer Scott Rudin, who has been accused by ex-staffers of workplace misconduct, though Coen acknowledges he was aware of Rudin’s fearsome reputation in the industry. “I think there isn’t anyone who works in the business who hasn’t heard those stories over the […]

Joel Coen’s ‘The Tragedy of Macbeth’ to Close London Film Festival

Joel Coen’s The Tragedy of Macbeth is set to close the 65th BFI London Film Festival. The A24 and Apple film — written and directed by Coen and starring Denzel Washington, Frances McDormand, Bertie Carvel, Alex Hassell, Corey Hawkins, Harry Melling, Brendan Gleeson and Kathryn Hunter — will receive its European premiere on Oct. 17 […]

NY Film Festival Set to Open With World Premiere of Joel Coen’s ‘Tragedy of Macbeth’

The 2021 New York Film Festival is set to open with the world premiere of Joel Coen’s The Tragedy of Macbeth, it was announced today. The Apple/A24 film starring Frances McDormand and Denzel Washington will serve as the opening night screening on Sept. 24. The black-and-white film is the latest take on the classic Shakespeare […]

Frances McDormand Says ‘Fargo’ at One Point Included a “Right to Life Protest” Storyline

The Coen brothers’ Fargo at one point featured a minor storyline that could have sparked some political fireworks. Star Frances McDormand revealed what was in an earlier version of the script for the black comedy during a panel discussion following a 25th anniversary screening of the movie at the 2021 Tribeca Festival. While director Joel […]

Scott Rudin Steps Back From Upcoming Jennifer Lawrence, Denzel Washington Films

The uber producer has a number of movies on the horizon including next month's Amy Adams starrer 'The Woman in the Window' for Netflix.

Jery Hewitt, Stunt Coordinator on Dick Wolf Shows and Coen Brothers Films, Dies at 71

Jery Hewitt, who served as the stunt coordinator on Dick Wolf-produced shows for more than 30 years and on 14 Coen brothers films from Raising Arizona to Inside Llewyn Davis, has died. He was 71.

Critic’s Picks: A December To-Do List for Film Buffs in L.A.

Reagan-era gems from Susan Seidelman and Robert Zemeckis, wintry classics from Nicholas Ray, Stanley Kubrick and Todd Haynes and a secret program of 16mm film prints are among options for SoCal cinephiles this holiday season.