It's Crime Gone Wrong on Wandering through the Shelves' Thursday Movie Picks this week.
For me, THIS is the sub-genre within a genre within a genre to end all sub-genres within...you get the point. It is the one that made me a cinephile, the one that drew me in, the one that pulses inside our collective obsession with film noir. It has been mastered by my all-time favorite filmmakers. Two brothers who did it with perfection in their first outing. Then kept doing it, making three of the finest films in modern history.
Simply put: Joel and Ethan Coen's Fargo has been my favorite film since I was 14. That may never change. And I love its brothers nearly as well.
Here are my picks:
dir. Joel Coen, 1984
dir. Joel Coen, 1996
No Country for Old Men
dir. Joel and Ethan Coen, 2007
May they keep making this movie every so many years.