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Old 08-30-2018, 06:21 PM   #21991 (permalink)
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I do not like even a single Coen Bros. film. It's not even hit-or-miss; I reliably don't like their films, whether I knew it was one of theirs when I watched it or not. Is there some great secret I'm on the outside of?


Also the last film I watched was Suburbicon (Coen-written, Clooney-directed) and found it highly predictable and un-engaging.
They are a hit and miss for me, maybe you landed on the misses.

Blood simple, Miller's crossing, Fargo, The Big Lebowski, No country for all men are all brilliant. The rest mostly fall flat for me. It's been a while since they made a truly great film though, they might be over their peak...:/
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Old 08-30-2018, 11:52 PM   #21992 (permalink)
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I do not like even a single Coen Bros. film. It's not even hit-or-miss; I reliably don't like their films, whether I knew it was one of theirs when I watched it or not. Is there some great secret I'm on the outside of?
I'm not exactly a huge fan of their movies either. My favourites might be Intolerable Cruelty and Burn After Reading. They're just basic, but funny comedies.

I also quite like a Serious Man and remember liking Fargo. Barton Fink was ok, I guess.

The rest of their movies don't do all that much for me. Inside Llewyn Davis disappointed me big time and was the movie that made me realize that actually, I'm not that into their films in general.

EDIT: Total brain fart here. I somehow forgot that No Country for Old Men is one of their movies. It's one of my favourites of all time. So pretty hit and miss for me as well.
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Old 08-31-2018, 12:35 AM   #21993 (permalink)
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Children of Men for only the second time since it came out. ****ing brilliant on every freaking level. Definitely in my top 20.

My god, the cinematography alone.

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I need to watch that again. Good lookin' out homie.
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Old 08-31-2018, 04:40 AM   #21994 (permalink)
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I'm not exactly a huge fan of their movies either. My favourites might be Intolerable Cruelty and Burn After Reading. They're just basic, but funny comedies.

I also quite like a Serious Man and remember liking Fargo. Barton Fink was ok, I guess.

The rest of their movies don't do all that much for me. Inside Llewyn Davis disappointed me big time and was the movie that made me realize that actually, I'm not that into their films in general.

EDIT: Total brain fart here. I somehow forgot that No Country for Old Men is one of their movies. It's one of my favourites of all time. So pretty hit and miss for me as well.
So you like around half of their movies but dislike one of them so you're not a fan?

O Brother is an undeniable comedy classic too. Not a big fan of Llewyn Davis either tbh. Felt like an indie film vaguely aping their style instead of a Coen bros film.
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So you like around half of their movies but dislike one of them so you're not a fan?

O Brother is an undeniable comedy classic too. Not a big fan of Llewyn Davis either tbh. Felt like an indie film vaguely aping their style instead of a Coen bros film.
I've watched almost all of them, so I'm unimpressed by half or more: O Brother, Ladykillers, Lebowski, Blood Simple, Llewyn, Arizona, also kinda Barton Fink. Not sure if I'm forgetting anything.

Most directors that I'd call myself a "fan" of, I like 90% of their movies or more.

But who cares. They've made movies I like and ones I don't care much for. It is what it is.
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I wasn't into Blood Simple either but otherwise you crazy.
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I've watched almost all of them, so I'm unimpressed by half or more: O Brother, Ladykillers, Lebowski, Blood Simple, Llewyn, Arizona, also kinda Barton Fink. Not sure if I'm forgetting anything.

Most directors that I'd call myself a "fan" of, I like 90% of their movies or more.

But who cares. They've made movies I like and ones I don't care much for. It is what it is.
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I wasn't into Blood Simple either but otherwise you crazy.
You're both crazy, that's one of their best. Plus, who doesn't like Lebowski??
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Plus, who doesn't like Lebowski??
Isn't it a crime to not like Lebowski?
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I thought Blood Simple was just fine and lacked the depth of their later work though it did have similar themes of retribution. Like a 6 or 7 out of 10. It's been years though, I should probably revisit it.

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Lebowski O Brother Ladykillers and Raising Arizona are the essential Coen comedies in my opinion. Though Arizona is a TAD "outdated" at this point.

Burn after Reading and Intolerable Cruelty are fun and worth a watch, and Hail, Caesar was very disappointing for me. Maybe I will try it again in 10 years.

Inside Llewyn was also pretty lame, but at least Goodman's character was interesting.

I really need to rewatch True Grit... That was a goodun.
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