films seen
20
average score
2.72*
nationality
USA - 65 years old
status
Alive and kicking
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Together with brother Joel, one of the prime Hollywood directors with a unique and recognizable signature. Balancing between crime and dark/absurd comedy, their oeuvre is vast, varied and it has something for practically everyone.

Solid pieces

The Man Who Wasn't There

2001 / 116m - USA
Drama, Crime
3.5*/5.0*
The Man Who Wasn't There poster

O Brother, Where Art Thou?

2000 / 107m - USA
Comedy, Crime, Music
3.5*/5.0*
O Brother, Where Art Thou? poster

Barton Fink

1991 / 116m - USA
Comedy, Drama, Thriller
3.5*/5.0*
Barton Fink poster

The inoffensive

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

2018 / 133m - USA
Comedy, Drama, Musical, Western
3.0*/5.0*
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs poster

A 6-part anthology western helmed by the Coen brothers. It starts off pretty well, with some edgier bits and some trademark Coen weirdness, but the latter stories are a tad more dramatic and fail to be as engaging. The film can't maintain pace and quality, which is a shame because the first half was very promising.

Hail, Caesar!

2016 / 106m - USA
Comedy, Mystery, Music
3.0*/5.0*
Hail, Caesar! poster

A Serious Man

2009 / 106m - USA
Comedy, Drama
3.0*/5.0*
A Serious Man poster

Burn after Reading

2008 / 96m - USA
Comedy, Thriller, Crime
3.0*/5.0*
Burn after Reading poster

The Ladykillers

2004 / 104m - USA
Comedy, Thriller, Crime
3.0*/5.0*
The Ladykillers poster

The Big Lebowski

1998 / 117m - USA
Comedy, Crime
3.0*/5.0*
The Big Lebowski poster

Fargo

1996 / 98m - USA
Comedy, Thriller, Crime
3.0*/5.0*
Fargo poster

Miller's Crossing

1990 / 115m - USA
Thriller, Crime
3.0*/5.0*
Miller's Crossing poster

Worthy but flawed

Intolerable Cruelty

2003 / 100m - USA
Comedy, Romance, Crime
2.5*/5.0*
Intolerable Cruelty poster

The Hudsucker Proxy

1994 / 111m - USA
Comedy, Fantasy
2.5*/5.0*
The Hudsucker Proxy poster

Raising Arizona

1987 / 94m - USA
Comedy, Crime
2.5*/5.0*
Raising Arizona poster

Dubious filler

True Grit

2010 / 110m - USA
Drama, Adventure, Western
2.0*/5.0*
True Grit poster

Blood Simple

1984 / 99m - USA
Drama, Thriller, Crime
2.0*/5.0*
Blood Simple poster

Plain forgettable

No Country for Old Men

2007 / 122m - USA
Drama, Thriller, Crime
1.5*/5.0*
No Country for Old Men poster

Big nopes

Inside Llewyn Davis

2013 / 104m - USA
Drama, Music
1.0*/5.0*
Inside Llewyn Davis poster