Happy Super Bowl Sunday everyone,
To celebrate last week’s release of Hail, Caesar! and enjoy some non-football competition, we’ve decided it’s time to start a Coen Brothers Movie Tournament pitting fourteen of the Coen’s films against each other to see which is the fan favorite.
When choosing films to add, I selected only those films which were written and directed solely by the Coen brothers and omitted any vignette style films to which they contributed. Hail, Caesar was left off as well given its recent release. Seeds were chosen based on popularity and award season successes (including both Academy Awards and Cannes Film Festival awards. Fun fact: The Coen brothers are the only directors to have won the Best Director Award at Cannes (aka Prix de la mise en scène) three times. Only four other directors have even won the award twice).
Round One starts now so go ahead, “Call it, Friendo”