Blood Simple (1984)

The owner of a seedy small-town Texas bar discovers that one of his employees is having an affair with his wife. A chaotic chain of misunderstandings, lies and mischief ensues after he devises a plot to have them murdered.


Stylish. Dark. Slow. Witty. Serious. Great.

8 years ago


The Coen Bros. first film serves as a template for everything that they make after. The inept faux-criminal, silence, a machine that turns material into base form, a damsel in distress, a farm field, staring at the ceiling, witty dialogue, large amounts of money that goes missing.

6 years ago


I realise that this film is meant to be a 'modern classic', but it did nothing for me, I'm afraid. At least now I know…

6 years ago

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