producer: Ethan Coen

Hail, Caesar!

February 5, 2016
"Hail, Caesar!" is an original -- there is nothing else like it in theaters these days. It calls back to a lost time in Hollywood when studio heads fixed problems on movies, including keeping their stars out of the wrong kind of headlines. In this case, Josh Brolin is the man in charge of keeping [...]

A Serious Man

October 2, 2009
This film covers a lot of topics, sometimes in a humorous manner, but also with a lot of strong language. It is 1967 and a Jewish boy named Danny (Aaron Wolf) is about to have his barmitzvah. He is a typical boy who enjoys watching "F-Troop" on TV and who occasionally gets into trouble in school. [...]

The Man Who Wasnt There

November 2, 2001
Most prominent of the objectionable content is foul language, with 25 strong profanities, including God's name in vain 16 times, but only one mild obscenity and several moderate crudities. One scene features a phony fortune-teller/psychic. And in one violent and somewhat gruesome scene, which [...]

O Brother, Where Art Thou?

January 13, 2001
Modernizing a classic story like Homer's Odyssey was a great idea. I'm sure the brothers Coen spend years pitching the idea to various studio heads. But it would take a main attraction like George Clooney in the credits to sell the concept. With a headline name comes certain insurance that the film [...]