Wednesday, November 11, 2009

UFO Film for the Weekend of Nov. 12: A Serious Man

Forget the movie - the trailer for "A Serious Man" ( alone outclasses most of the film schlock released this year. Using rhythmic editing, a carefully assembled collage of sound, and the repetition of vividly surreal images, the trailer puts together the story of a man's life falling apart and tops it off with a killer punchline. The movie only expands on this quality - Joel and Ethan Coen's new film is an impeccably shot, acted, and directed look at a man hopelessly struggling with the universe's toughest questions. It's also hilarious - you won't be able to forget the punchline that is the final shot of the film either.

-Raj Ranade '10