Fifteen minutes after Josh Brolin met 13-year-old Hailee Steinfeld for the first time, he was pinning her down with a blade to her throat.No, this was not another shocking case of “When Celebrities Attack.” Brolin and Steinfeld were on the set of Joel and Ethan Coen’s “True Grit” remake, which opened Wednesday, and their introduction preceded the rehearsal of one of the movie’s tensest scenes. Read More
You might need subtitles to understand Jeff Bridges’ mutterings in “True Grit,” Joel and Ethan Coen’s adaptation of the 1968 Charles Portis novel. Read More
To describe Joel and Ethan Coen’s grim comedy “A Serious Man” as a labor of love would be no small exaggeration.
For the brothers — whose adaptation of the Cormac McCarthy novel “No Country for Old Men” won the Oscar for Best Picture in 2007 — their latest offering is, in some ways, their most personal, set in their hometown — the small, predominantly Jewish Minneapolis suburb of St. Louis Park. Read More