Oh, no – another Coen brothers’ movie!
Well, here on the
Coen Brothers Podcast Catholic Movie Guy Podcast, we can’t resist discussing greatness. This time we canvass their 1990 neo-noir/gangster film Miller’s Crossing, starring Gabriel Byrne, Albert Finney, and John Turturro. We focus on this classic film with an amazing score, asking how we can evaluate characters’ virtues within an immoral milieu. We also ponder why the film did not fare well at the box office, and ask why it never made the cultural impact of Goodfellas, a similarly themed film from the same year. Find out where it ranks in theTimMan’s all time Coen movies and stay to see if my wife liked it.
For those interested in a deep dive, please also read the amazing evaulation of the movie by Christopher Orr at the Atlantic.
As always, intro and outro music is Wastecnology by Jahzzar Betterwithmusic, CC BY-SA. Photo by Gailirish (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons.