Nate and Ryan revisit No Country for Old Men, the Coen brothers’ 2007 Best Picture Oscar winner. No Country for Old Men is one of the movies Ryan teaches in his high school class, so for our September episode, Nate wanted to go back to school and hear what Mr. Ebling has to say. While No Country for Old Men is one of the Coens’ most successful films, it remains a difficult one to sift through. Join us as we dig into a contemporary classic.
Nate and Ryan talk about The Big Lebowski (one of their favorites), which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. They welcome back their good friend Tim Yoder to discuss what is so special about this movie and what the expansive cult fan base indicates about its appeal. Grab a white Russian and lay out on your best rug as we wax philosophical about this cult favorite.
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Inspired 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.
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