Tonight we went to see the Coen Brothers’ latest movie, “A Serious Man“. This is movie-making as fine art. Neither Hitchcock nor Fellini nor Welles could have done better. And none of them could have managed it in a comedy.
I haven’t seen “Avatar” but I know in advance that it a movie by and about technology. “A Serious Man” on the other hand is about the acting, the writing, the direction, the editing, the depiction in style and content of a remembered age and social milieu. “A Serious Man” is just about perfect on all those levels.
Go see it while you still can.