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 …

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 …

Inside Llewyn Davis: An Immersive, If Dark, Experience

Combine the tone of No Country for Old Men, the Odyssey theme of O Brother, Where Art Thou?, and put it all in 60s Greenwich Village, and you have Inside Llewyn Davis. Joel and Ethan’s first film in three years is somewhat different than their Read More …