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It’s your “Country” too.

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"Look, I need to know what I stand to win."
Peter Howell at the Toronto Star has an amusing freakout in which he expresses frustration that the public is not giving appropriate love to "No County For Old Men," a film he managed to see twice at Cannes and twice since.

I know what you’re saying: "Relax, Pete. No Country is doing just fine.

"Maybe not as fine as Alvin and the Chipmunks, which is doing great, but don’t the critics all love it?"

It’s a good thing he wasn’t as won over by "Syndromes and a Century" or "Colossal Youth," because the heartbreak might just kill him.

As the film makes its way to British cinemas, Joe Queenan at the Guardian speculates that the Coens’ film benefited from its somewhat debated 1980 setting. (And it is 1980 — as Chigurh tells that hapless store owner, the coin deciding his fate is from 1958, and "it’s been traveling twenty-two years to get here. And now it’s here.") Queenan writes:

By setting their film in an era that predates the sophisticated devices that have transformed the landscape in the past 20 years, ushering in the Orwellian nightmare, the Coen brothers seem to concede that it is impossible to make an old- fashioned thriller any more. There are too many ways to track killers, too many ways for killers to track the guys who stole their money. Technology is not just ruining daily life. It’s ruining movies.

And Stephen Dalton at the London Times gets to experience one of the brothers’ "trademark Zen minimalist antiinterviews." Here’s their description of "Burn After Reading," their already completed next feature starring George Clooney and Frances McDormand:

“It’s about a CIA analyst and someone who manages a gym in Washington,” Ethan explains. “Hilarity ensues.”

+ No love for No Country has critic cursing chipmunks (Toronto Star)
+ Confessions of a technophobe (Guardian)
+ The elusive Coen Brothers (London Times)

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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