"My mother, back when 'Portnoy's Complaint' came out, said to me, 'You know, I met Philip Roth's mother ... and she doesn't have an accent!'"
Studios made more money with fewer releases this year — but there were still too many great movies to fit on David Edelstein's top ten list.
"You're only friends with winners."
They liked 'A Serious Man' too.
"It's been referred to in the past as a 'pubic-hair wig,' which I really take offense to."
It looks to be a return to form for the Coen brothers.
Plus: The Coens cast some well-deserving character actors in 'A Serious Man," and Tom Cruise makes his superhero move.