This week, Scott chose Fargo (1996) as our first for this percentile. Having dipped into Los Hermanos Coen before, we were excited to visit one of their most renouned pictures out there.
We also dive further into the question of what makes a comedian, and where do podcasters fall in that categorization, as well as the announcement that voting season for our Listeners’ Choice episode is now open! Make sure you vote in the polls!
Fargo is undeniably great. That shouldn’t be controversial in any way (sorry, Gov. Kasich), so hopefully you’re not surprised. But Fargo stands out as an iconic film in cinema history, thanks to great writing, cinematography, and stellar performances. There’s a reason everyone remembers Frances McDormand and her portrayal of “Minnesota Nice” in this movie! It’s great.
Sometimes it’s difficult to blog about these movies, because of the quality of the viewing experience. It had been a while since I watched Fargo, and I think I saw it before I was too old to fully grasp the brilliance within. The criminal aspects are still fun, but watching it again as an adult, the acts of stupidity that happen within the beginning and end of the story are baffling! It’s also extremely satisfying in the end, even though you witnessed such carnage. McDormand’s Marge does a great job of giving a thematic summary, and the movie is elevated by her two monologues about the moral of the story.
Now let’s talk about this here vote!
Next week we will be discussing my pick for 93% (Young Frankenstein), but you the viewers can now vote for YOUR 93% film! Simply head to the link below and cast your vote here on our website, as well as twitter.
Max is a marketing copywriter by day, filmmaker and screenwriter by night. He resides in Charlotte, NC, and loves his dogs, watching movies, building LEGO sets, and eating food. Lots of food.You can find Max at his personal website and twitter.