February 14th, 2016
Our last chapter in the bulk Coens podcast saga (links for 1 & 2 below). The 1st decade of the Coens already showed tremendous talent and a diverse storyteller's collection of style. With this trio, they poke fun at Hollywood, industry, and begin with a serious take on film noir. Before Fargo & Lebowski, these directors/writers and their actors were at the top of their game. Behold, as David & Matt carry you over this puddle of joy - we aren't ruining our coats, after all. Our lucky quarters are in there.
There was actually a remake of Blood Simple done by Yimou Zhang (director of Hero, which we discussed in the Hero title link) we did not mention. That's how good that story is - it has been remade, but not by elves.
Key & Peele: here is Text Confusion. Could not find the magic negro janitors.
For inquiring minds: Olive Kittredge with Frances McDormand is on HBO GO, not Amazon.