It must seem like I went on a sabbatical, but the beginning of the school year always takes up a lot of time, so other things get pushed to the side…like blogging.
Anyway, lets start with a movie review. My wife and I recently went to go see Burn After Reading. Full disclosure…I had high expectations for this film, so I’m hoping that did not cloud my judgement. In short, I loved it. This movie did something that I had never seen before. It was almost like an hour and a half joke. The first half hour is a littel slow, but the Coen Brothers are basically setting everything up for the final act. And by the time you get to the final scene, they just nail it. It is hard to explain, but their use of absurd characters and situations in this film really flow together well. I had read reviews where they thought the characters were not “likable”. I think these people have missed the point. It is funny, witty, and extremely well done. Yes, it does use a lot of their quirky humor and sensibility, but that does not overshadow the fact that they have made a great film.