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Old January 28 2012, 07:43 PM   #160
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Re: Movies Seen in 2012

17. Burn After Reading (B+)

Burn After Reading: Following their Oscar win for Best Picture, the Coen brothers made this film, which received mixed reviews (though leaning positive), but it's only grown in my esteem every time I've seen it. It's just funny as hell. I'm pretty sure John Malkovich was chosen to play Osborne Cox based solely on his ability to mispronounce the word "memoir" and repeatedly yell variations of "fuck." (That's not a slight against the actor; he's hilarious). So are Clooney, McDormand, and Pitt (whose final scene is still as shocking as it is funny) are all great, too. I'm also a big fan of Carter Burwell's super-serious score, which only makes the morons who take everything they do so seriously in the movie even funnier.

Theatres: 6
Home Video: 10 +1
Computer: 1
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