Set in 1941, intellectual New York playwright Barton Fink (John Turturro) accepts an offer to write movie scripts in L.A. He finds himself with writer's block when required to do a B-movie script. His neighbor (John Goodman) tries to help, but Barton continues to struggle as a bizarre sequence of events distracts him. [more inside]
Macbeth, the Thane of Glamis, receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders his king and takes the throne for himself. Directed by Joel Cohen, starring Denzel Washington in the title role and Frances McDormand as the Lady.
A black comedy-drama film written, produced, edited and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. Set in 1967, the film stars Michael Stuhlbarg as a Minnesota Jewish man whose life crumbles both professionally and personally, leading him to questions about his faith. [more inside]
The Coen brothers's newest Western anthology. Debuted on Netflix last night. Staring Tim Blake Nelson, Liam Neeson, James Franco, Zoe Kazan, Tyne Daly, and Tom Waits. The film is presented in the form of a short story collection called The Ballad of Buster Scruggs and Other Tales of the American Frontier. Segments in between depict a hand turning the pages of a book as it goes through the six chapters. [more inside]
A stubborn teenager enlists the help of a tough U.S. Marshal to track down her father's murderer. [more inside]
A week in the life of a young singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. [more inside]
As a 1950s suburban community self-destructs, a home invasion has sinister consequences for one seemingly normal family. [more inside]
When a childless couple of an ex-con and an ex-cop decide to help themselves to one of another family's quintuplets, their lives become more complicated than they anticipated. [more inside]
Jerry Lundegaard's inept crime falls apart due to his and his henchmen's bungling and the persistent police work of the quite pregnant Marge Gunderson. [more inside]
In the deep south during the 1930s, three escaped convicts search for hidden treasure while a relentless lawman pursues them.
After Hudsucker Industries President Waring Hudsucker (Charles Durning) commits suicide, the senior executives -led by the seniorest of them, Sidney Mussburger (Paul Newman)- install naïve business school graduate Norville Barnes (Tim Robbins) as President in a play to drive the stock price down. Meanwhile, fast-talking reporter archetype Amy Archer (Jennifer Jason Leigh) tries to figure out what’s going on.
Released 15 years ago today, the Coen brothers' Intolerable Cruelty is an old-fashioned screwball comedy set in the present, starring George Clooney as a brilliant divorce lawyer and Catherine Zeta-Jones as his greatest challenge. [more inside]
A rich but jealous man hires a private investigator to kill his cheating wife and her new man. But, when blood is involved, nothing is simple. [more inside]
A Hollywood fixer in the 1950s works to keep the studio's stars in line. [more inside]
When a disc containing memoirs of Osbourne Cox, former CIA analyst, falls into the hands of Linda Litzke and Chad Feldheimer, the two gym employees see a chance to make enough money for her to have life-changing cosmetic surgery. Predictably, events whirl out of control for the duo doofuses and those in their orbit. [more inside]
The Coen Bros. do Dashiell Hammett. With links to Yojimbo. Miller's Crossing is a 1990 American gangster film by the Coen brothers starring Gabriel Byrne, Marcia Gay Harden, John Turturro, Jon Polito, J. E. Freeman, and Albert Finney. The plot concerns a power struggle between two rival gangs and how the protagonist, Tom Reagan (Gabriel Byrne), plays both sides off each other. (wikipedia) [more inside]
The hilariously twisted comedy-thriller stars Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi and Julianne Moore. Join the "Dude" and his bowling buddies on their journey that blends unforgettable characters, kidnapping, a case of mistaken identity and White Russians. Enter the visually unique and entertaining world from the creative minds of the Coen brothers and remember: the Dude abides. [more inside]