The Rockwellian Hell of the Coen Brothers’ Fargo

When Joel and Ethan Cohen’s 1996 film Fargo was first released on VHS, PolyGram Video produced two little promotional items that perfectly encapsulated the film’s bloody, sour take on Midwestern domesticity. These items were a pair of snowglobes recreating two of the film’s most memorable Read More …

Deadshirt’s Top Ten TV Shows of 2015

There were a fair number of trends this year in Deadshirt’s TV lists. We like superheroes, we like drama and action, and we also tend to like shows we can binge watch in one sitting. But more than that, our contributors’ top picks revealed a Read More …

Deadshirt’s Top Ten TV Shows of 2014

Two things became clear after polling the Deadshirt staff to compile our Top Ten TV Shows of 2014 list. The first is that there was an overwhelming quantity of quality television this year, to the point that literally no one could agree on a set Read More …

Mind The Gap: You Haven’t Seen Fargo?

We at Deadshirt like to fancy ourselves pretty dedicated to popular culture with a combined knowledge of all things media that borders on the encyclopedic, but no one is perfect. There’s just too much music, too many films, too many comics, and way too many Read More …

Aw Jeez: Fargo‘s Worth a Look

While the word “noir” is thrown around a lot when talking about film these days, Fargo, a new series from FX based loosely on the 1996 Coen brothers movie, is truly a neo-noir for television. A timid man gets sucked into a semi-impulsive revenge murder, Read More …

An Introduction to the Coen Brothers

David Lebovitz gives you a crash course in film from an esoteric genre, director, or foreign country’s cinema, complete with spoiler-free descriptions and analyses of films that act as a good starting point for your own celluloid journey. In this edition, to correspond with the increasingly wide release Read More …