This is the 9th movie by the Coen Brothers. If you’re a fan of dark, slow films, then this will not disappoint. I think I must have been in the perfect mood for this because I was struck by it on a few levels. Thornton plays a barber who’s not satisfied with his station in life (who is?), so he decides to follow through with a few opportunities that present themselves. He seems entirely detached from his own life, rarely showing much emotion or even acknowledgment of events, even in the face catastrophe. I highly recommend this movie. (Another plus is that it’s shot in black and white, pretty rare, and a fantastic element that really adds to the film.)

 

-Kevin

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