Well, Lopezz, though we disagree about the Coens, I must say that the five you particulary like “reach” me more than any others after, of course, Intolerable Cruelty.
I realize that there is a personal idiosyncrasy at work here. When I first saw this film at a local theatre in Brewster NY, my wife and I were the only people laughing. We attributed this to the unsophisticated venue but soon found that it was almost universally despised. After several more viewings, I still find that, though all the characters are awful people, the Coens look them all straight in the eye, not unlike Hawks in the masterful His Girl Friday, not incidentally another film in which two beautiful actors are allowed to be funny.
The issue here is sensibility. The more films we see, or the more books we read, the more we see that there are artists whose vision does not appeal to us. I myself don’t like Kafka, Kubrick, or Bunuel. None of these can be dismissed, nor can the Coens but, as my sainted mother always said, “To each his own.”
Yes. It would be a boring world if we all liked the colour yellow only :)
The bets for me is Barton Fink.It’s not perfect but still something very elegant and entertaining.Then comes Fargo.