By David Poland firstname.lastname@example.org
Jewboy that I am, I am IN LOVE with this trailer… it is so brilliantly Coen… and then, it is so insanely smart, even in this small bite, about being Jew.
The only real flaw (nod to Chucky) is that the name-checking of all their movies at the end is really lame. If you know the Coens, you don’t need the list. If you don’t, you sure as hell are not going to this film.
As for Oscar, Focus is focused elsewhere. They don’t want to hear Oscar touting for this film. And I get that. But with 10 films and our tribe’s well-known power base in the voting, if the movie comes close to the promise of this trailer, it will be a nominee for Best Picture.
(You can get the HD and other larger versions here.)