O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)

Fun. A bit dumb. Worth a watch every ten years or so.



The Hudsucker Proxy


Fun. Especially the visuals and Jennifer Jason Leigh's fast-talking reporter.

Also the first Coen Brothers film to be a long tribute to a mostly-forgotten era of pop culture, which is mostly a good thing, although those movies seem to be the ones that polarize the fans the most. I'm a movie buff, but I'm guessing more than half the references went over my head. With this category of Coen film, it's best not to expect much, and just sit back and enjoy the spectacle.



Coen Brothers #3: Miller's Crossing (1990)

Fun enough to watch and completely, totally forgettable. I saw it a few months ago, and all I can say is that there was an Irish guy, about five minutes of Steve Buscemi, and some crime.



Coen Brothers #2: Raising Arizona (1987)

The first Coen comedy. A 90-minute redneck joke is a bit much, but the actors play their roles with so much conviction, it's impossible not to love their characters.

Holly Hunter is always good but is never in good movies, so this is the closest we can get to seeing her with the career she should have had.



Coen Brothers #1: Blood Simple (1984)

The Coens got off to a really good start with this one. I think the only person whose thrillers are close to as intense as the Coen brothers' is Scorsese. Anyway, if you like scary movies and you haven't seen this, go watch it now.