Winter Nights: Blood Simple
(dir. J. Coen, 1984, USA, 96 mins., R)
The Coen brothers’ stunning debut film not only ignited a noir revival – it introduced their signature sardonic style. The film follows a Texas bar-owner who hires a detective to spy on his wife (Frances McDormand in her debut role), whom he suspects of adultery. The plot gyrates through double-crossings, false assumptions, and misbegotten maneuvers, by turns playful, grisly, and sleazy. Blood Simple is arguably one of the Coen brothers' best features, and an indie noir film of the highest order.
Film shown on DVD.
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