Rank the Coen Brothers films (that you have seen)



  1. Fargo
  2. No Country For Old Men
  3. Inside Llewyn Davis
  4. The Big Lebowski
  5. A Serious Man
  6. Miller’s Crossing
  7. Blood Simple
  8. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
  9. The Man Who Wasn’t There
  10. Raising Arizona
  11. Barton Fink
  12. True Grit
  13. Burn After Reading
  14. O Brother, Where Art Thou?
  15. Hail, Caesar!

This can only end in tears. These don’t have numbers.

  • The Hudsucker Proxy
  • Miller’s Crossing
  • The Man Who Wasn’t There
  • O Brother, Where Art Thou?
  • The Big Lebowski
  • Fargo
  • Hail, Caesar!
  • The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
  • Inside Llewyn Davis
  • A Serious Man
  • Raising Arizona
  • Burn After Reading
  • The Parisian Metro tunnel thing with Steve Buscemi for “Paris je t’aime”
  • True Grit
  • Barton Fink
  • No Country For Old Men
  • The Ladykillers
  • Intolerable Cruelty
  • Blood Simple

CIA Supervisor : Jesus Fucking Christ. What did we learn, Palmer?

Palmer : I don’t know sir.

CIA Supervisor : I don’t fucking know either. I guess we learned not to do it again. I’m fucked if I know what we did.

Palmer : Yes sir, it’s hard to say.

  1. No Country For Old Men

Threads like this remind me I need to see Miller’s Crossing. (No, I’m not giving my list because I’ve not seen even close to all of their films.)

  1. No Country for Old Men
  2. O Brother Where Art Thou
  3. Miller’s Crossing
  4. Fargo
  5. Raising Arizona
  6. Blood Simple
  7. The Big Lebowski…

… 239) Hail, Caesar!


I strongly recommend that you watch Miller’s Crossing. Maybe watch it twice.


Remind me, is it a bummer? My wife has a strict “no bummers” policy, so if it’s a bummer, I’ll have to find time to watch it by myself.


Of the ones I’ve seen…

  1. No Country for Old Men
  2. Fargo
  3. The Big Lebowski
  4. Inside Llewyn Davis
  5. A Serious Man
  6. Miller’s Crossing
  7. The Man Who Wasn’t There
  8. Raising Arizona
  9. Barton Fink
  10. Hail, Caesar!
  11. Burn After Reading
  12. True Grit
  13. O Brother, Where Art Thou?

It’s not really a bummer – it’s too arch to be that. It borders on black comedy. It is quite violent.


Sooooorrry, what does this mean?

Nevermind, looked it up. Never heard the phrase before. It’s silly.



Not much love for Hail Caesar! I really enjoyed it.


Why is “arch” sillier than any other word?

arch adjective

Definition of arch (Entry 3 of 9)
1 : principal, chief your arch opponent/rival an arch enemy
2a : mischievous, saucy
b : marked by a deliberate and often forced playfulness, irony, or impudence known for her arch comments … decided to answer them by being teacherly in a sort of arch, Olympian way.— Gerald Early


I dug the musical numbers and the setting but I felt the story was really thin. Needed a few more rewrites, I feel.


So you’re not using it as a shortened form of archetype?


No, I’m using it in the dictionary definition of “arch.” I’ve never heard of what you’re referring to.


Well aren’t my wires crossed. I think I’mma shut down for today. Clearly I can’t brain.


Have you played enough space sims today? Your blood sugar may be low.


Yeah, I’ve not touched one since TUESDAY. I’ll have to fix that as soon as I get home.


Christ, man, don’t make me call an ambulance on ya


It’s okay, I’ve got one on hot standby in the tubes and ready for launch as soon as I get home.