048: No Podcast for Old Men

Think you know your Coen Brothers? Think again?

This month, Phil Foster of Phil the Bear’s Blog, talks us through his incredible retrospective article on the Coen brothers filmography. From Raising Arizona parenting tips, to looking after cats with Llewyn Davis, it’s all here.

In this absorbing, funny and informative episode, Phil details the five Coen Brothers movies that he thinks are modern masterpieces. We discuss the significance of the hat in Miller’s Crossing, roles for Robert Redford in O Brother, Where Art Thou, devils and angles and the sheer diversity of their back catalogue. Screwball comedy, film noire or intense drama, the Coen’s can do it all and have, many times.

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This weeks show


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Phil’s five Coen Brothers Masterpieces:

Miller’s Crossing (1990)

Fargo (1996)

The Big Lebowski (1998)

No Country for Old Men (2007)

Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

Film & TV shows mentioned:

  • A Serious Man
  • Anywhere But Here
  • Barton Fink
  • Blood Simple
  • Burn After Reading
  • Cars
  • Cool Hand Luke
  • Fargo
  • Fargo (TV)
  • Hail Caesar
  • Harper (The Moving Target)
  • Hombre
  • Inside Llewyn Davis
  • Intolerable Cruelty
  • It’s A Wonderful Life
  • Miller’s Crossing
  • No Country For Old Men
  • O Brother Where Art Thou
  • Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
  • Ordinary People
  • Raising Arizona
  • Road To Predition
  • Runaway Bride
  • Sullivan’s Travels
  • The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs
  • The Big Lebowski
  • The Hudsucker Proxy
  • The Ladykillers
  • The Ladykillers (1955)
  • The Man Who Wasn’t There
  • True Grit