POLL: What is your favorite Coen brothers film?

Posted by · 8:20 am · November 29th, 2010

This is borderline lazy filler and distraction for the time being as the old poll was uber stale, but it’s worth it to put a query like this out there since the Coens will be fodder for plenty of column inches by week’s end.

But it’s worth pointing out that the brothers are more prolific than ever.  “True Grit,” opening nationwide December 22, is the duo’s fourth film in as many years, a record streak (though if they had muscled something out in 2002, they would have had a fiver between 2000 and 2004).

The great thing about Coen cinema is that, as identifiable as it is, each film is wildly different from the last.  Though they have a signature, their work never stagnates and always remains fresh, vital and progressive.  That kind of thing lends itself to favorites so let’s just put the question out there: what is your favorite Coen brothers film to date?  Have your say in the left sidebar poll and come on back to the comments section here to debate and discuss your picks.

[Photo: Paramount Pictures]




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  • 1 11-29-2010 at 9:05 pm

    eurocheese said...

    Love “A Serious Man,” really like “Fargo,” “No Country For Old Men,” “O Brother Where Are Thou?” and “Burn After Reading.” One of these days I need to see “The Big Lebowski” again. (To be honest, I’ll probably appreciate them more once the hype has died down on all their films.)

  • 2 11-29-2010 at 9:36 pm

    Speaking English said...

    ***Speaking English, I am referring to its very limited release and the fact that I never heard too many people talk about it.***

    Well that depends where you are and who you talk to, doesn’t it? ;)

  • 3 11-30-2010 at 7:46 am

    Filmoholic said...

    The lack of love for The Man Who Wasn’t There around here just makes me sad.

  • 4 11-30-2010 at 8:34 am

    Keil Shults said...

    Filmoholic: I gave it an A-

    :-)