A Serious Man

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The 100 best films of the 21st century
Gangsters, superheroes, schoolkids, lovers, slaves, peasants, techies, Tenenbaums and freefalling astronauts – they’re all here in our countdown of cinema’s best movies since 2000

Peter Bradshaw, Cath Clarke, Andrew Pulver and Catherine Shoard

13, Sep, 2019 @5:00 AM

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Seriously big break: how a call from the Coens changed Michael Stuhlbarg's life
The Coen brothers lit a rocket under his career when they cast him in A Serious Man. As Michael Stuhlbarg prepares to play a computer nerd in Steve Jobs, the actor talks about finding his Hollywood sea legs

Andrew Pulver

14, Oct, 2015 @5:54 PM

2009 in film: our critics' picks

Jason Solomons, Xan Brooks and Andrew Pulver share their personal favourites, ranging from a poetic look at rural wales (Sleep Furiously) to the Coens' best film (A Serious Man), via Swedish vampires (Let the Right One In) and Lars von Trier's controversial Antichrist

Xan Brooks, Jason Solomons, Andrew Pulver and Christian Bennett

21, Dec, 2009 @4:37 PM

In praise of ... the Coen brothers

Editorial: What unfolds for Larry Gopnik in A Serious Man is less a plot, and more a hard fall down a long flight of stairs

Editorial

18, Dec, 2009 @12:05 AM

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No Globe nominations for A Serious Man? They can't be serious | Andrew Pulver

Andrew Pulver: How could the Hollywood Foreign Press Association have given so much to Nine, Avatar and Inglourious Basterds, only to neglect A Serious Man?

Andrew Pulver

15, Dec, 2009 @4:47 PM

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New Moon enters new phase for Twilight franchise

Charles Gant: The UK has officially caught Stephenie Meyer fever after The Twilight Saga: New Moon's strident opening weekend, and the Coens' A Serious Man deals another little cut to star prestige

Charles Gant

24, Nov, 2009 @11:51 AM

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A Serious Man | Film review
The Coen brothers' latest, which is set in their home state and draws on their Jewish upbringing, is by turns hilarious and bleak, says Philip French

Philip French

22, Nov, 2009 @12:05 AM

A Serious Man: 'The Coens' most personal film to date' | Reel review

The comedy that takes the Coen brothers back to their roots is slick, funny and gloriously misanthropic, but Xan Brooks finds it hard to love

Xan Brooks

20, Nov, 2009 @12:34 PM

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Film review: A Serious Man

Deftly balancing bright comedy and bitter darkness, the Coens have come up with another uncomfortable masterpiece about a fraternal duo. By Peter Bradshaw

Peter Bradshaw

19, Nov, 2009 @10:20 PM

Meeting Marshak: a consummate exclusive clip from the Coen brothers' A Serious Man

Andrew Pulver: I loved the Coen brothers' masterpiece of suburban comedy, and this exclusive clip gives a wonderful hint of its distinctive pleasures

Andrew Pulver

11, Nov, 2009 @3:11 PM

A Serious Man: a clip from the Coen brothers' latest

The Coens' new semi-autobiographical suburban comedy centres on the existential angst suffered by a decent man as his life unravels around him

11, Nov, 2009 @3:11 PM

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A Serious Man | London film festival review

London film festival: Coens change tack with masterly fable of a crumbling life, writes
Andrew Pulver

Andrew Pulver

28, Oct, 2009 @12:05 AM

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