10. Blood Simple (A-)
11. The Big Lebowski (B+)
Inspired by watching Blood Simple
, I decided to rewatch some of the older Coen Brothers movies that I haven't watched in a few years. This is one of the Coen Brothers' cult films (perhaps the
cult film), and it's very rare to see an article on Jeff Bridges that doesn't mention The Dude in some way. This is probably the purest distillation of the Coens' absurdist humour ever produced, and it's very funny much of the time, though on second viewing I found much the same as I had the first time, that I don't rate it as highly as many do. It's more than a little self-satifisfied, and some of the schticks get wearying.
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