Ep. 37: Barton Fink

barton-fink-6Inspired by the recent release of the latest Coen Brothers film Hail, Caesar!, Nate and Ryan revisit Barton Fink. Despite winning three major awards at Cannes in 1991, the film is usually one of the underseen, if not forgotten film in the Coen Brothers Canon.  Though both Nate and Ryan had seen this movie before, neither could really remember what they thought of it.  Like Hail, Caesar!Barton Fink uses old Hollywood as a backdrop for an exploration of art and ambition.  However, the comparisons to any other movie don’t go very far, as Barton Fink is unlike any movie in its genre twisting style.

What are your thoughts on the Coen Brothers?  Have you seen Barton Fink? Have you forgotten it?  Where does it rank among other Coen Brothers movies?  Let us know!

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