My part of an art trade with @bippwirter who wanted beast wirt & bipper, sorry it took so long


The Coen brothers keep making the same film twice—and it’s brilliant

It makes sense to view the six films they have made in this span not as a series of movies connected only by the stylistic quirks of their directors, but as a series of diptychs, each dealing with a discrete subject viewed from multiple vantage points. Each comedy acts as a complement to the drama that has preceded it, shedding new light on the central preoccupations of its predecessor.

No Country For Old Men and Burn After Reading both attempt to answer the question of what motivates people to commit evil. A Serious Man and True Grit have somewhat similar concerns, but both films shift the question slightly to ponder the existence of God, and what sort of justice an existing deity might enact. Finally, Inside Llewyn Davis and Hail, Caesar! turn to a less violent, though equally serious, problem: What value does art have in the world, and what place might the artist occupy in it?

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Scholastic, Little Brown UK to Publish “Cursed Child” Script this Summer!

Only a couple of weeks ago, we were cautiously optimistic that “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” would be published as a book sooner than we had originally hoped, meaning that those fans unable to make the trip to London to see the show wouldn’t be missing out on reading the next chapter of Harry’s (and Albus’) story. Now, we have confirmation – the full script of “Cursed Child” WILL be published this summer!