“GREEN BOOK” INVOKES AN UNBREAKABLE SMILE | REVIEW | NATHAN ROBERT BLACKBURN

It will be difficult if Green Book is absent during awards season this year. The film about a working-class Italian-American bouncer driving an African-American classical pianist on a tour through the 1960s American South, touches every emotion the human brain is capable of feeling. The film’s major success is in it’s tone and we can thank director Peter Read more about “GREEN BOOK” INVOKES AN UNBREAKABLE SMILE | REVIEW | NATHAN ROBERT BLACKBURN[…]

“THE BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS” IS NOT YOUR TYPICAL WESTERN | REVIEW | NATHAN ROBERT BLACKBURN

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is not the movie I expected. Having given up on trailer-watching  and synopsis-gazing, I try to live a spoiler-free life.  The Coen Brothers have the uncanny ability to constantly reinvent genres while never reinventing themselves. With True Grit (2010) they tackled the Western genre head-on and delivered a John Wayne movie for the new millennium: Read more about “THE BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS” IS NOT YOUR TYPICAL WESTERN | REVIEW | NATHAN ROBERT BLACKBURN[…]