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Joel Coen United States, 1984

Filipe F. Coutinho's rating of the film Blood Simple

A beautiful piece of workmanship, with craft that jumps at you in every scene. It’s essentially a silent film with bits and pieces of the brothers’ trademark dialogue sprinkled throughout. Their ability to use the camera to tell the story, complementing their outstanding writing, is noteworthy. Anchored by memorable performances and a superb Carter Burwell score, BS is a prime example of high-end film architecture.