The Counselor (2013)

This is not more of the trendy Tarantino revelry in nastiness and violence. This is a true horror film. Like David Fincher's "Se7en," one of this movie's closest spiritual cousins, "The Counselor" ultimately delivers a diagnosis that tells the awful truth. And the Counselor himself doesn't want to know it. He really, really doesn't want to know.


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No Country for Old Men (2007)

Five years ago today, No Country for Old Men played in the U.S. for the first time. The buzz had begun at the Cannes Film Festival a few months earlier, and anticipation was high. It went on to win Best Picture at the Oscars, surprising some by winning over Paul Thomas Anderson’s There Will Be Blood and Tony Gilroy’s Michael Clayton; the Coens won the Best Directing award and the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay; and Javier Bardem won Best Supporting Actor. ... What’s your favorite Coen Brothers film? Can you think of any other novels that seem like great material for the Coens to adapt?


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What Do Harold and the Purple Crayon and Cormac McCarthy's All the Pretty Horses Have In Common?

What do Harold and the Purple Crayon, by Crockett Johnson, and Cormac McCarthy's All the Pretty Horses have in common? Gregory Wolfe, publisher of Image and author of Beauty Will Save the World, explains in this, his commencement address to the 2012 graduates of Seattle Pacific University's MFA in Creative Writing program.


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