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December 01, 2007



Blood Simple hands down #1. Haven't seen the new one but from previews top five . Fargo, Raising Arizona, The Big Lebowski


Hmmm, maybe Blood Simple belongs on the list instead of The Man Who Wasn't There, which I've only seen once, but I have seen Blood Simple a few times and always liked it. It's hard to go wrong with these guys.

Arie C van der Hoeven

I've rented most of these films via Netflix. If I go by my past ratings my top five would be:

1. Miller's Crossing
2. Raising Arizona
3. The Big Lebowski
4. Fargo
5. Barton Fink

I also gave "The Hudsucker Proxy" 5 stars, but I'll omit it out of embarrassment. (okay I'm an easy critic - all these were 5 stars) I gave O Brother, Where Art Thou? 4 stars, though I remember liking the movie.

Blood Simple is a good movie, perhaps technically better than some of these, but I didn't enjoy it as much. I'll be happy to bump Barton for No Country once I see it.

lou ford

No Country is pretty great. I found it bleaker than even Man Who Wasn't, and more violent than Fargo. It might only have one uplifting moment in the whole film. Normally the Cohen's are more optimistic. I find myself thinking about it a lot. I like everything but Hudsucker, Barton, and O'Bro.


Hmmm, you prefer Ladykillers and Intolerable Cruelty to Hudsucker, Barton, and O'Brother. Those are the only two that I find suspect. I have the tendancy to be forgiving to directors that I like, but those two films are a bit weak in my opinion.


I recently rewatched both Blood Simple and The Man Who Wasn't There, and I have to agree with my Dad that Blood Simple bleongs in the top 5. So I'm changing my vote and switching the two, and moving Blood Simple past The Big Lebowski.

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