Director: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen Run Time: 115 min. Format: DCP Rating: R Release Year: 1990
Starring: Albert Finney, Gabriel Byrne, John Turturro, Jon Polito, Marcia Gay Harden, Steve Buscemi
A highly stylized gangster genre film as can only be imagined by Joel and Ethan Coen.
Set in an urban city during the Prohibition-era 1930s in American, Miller’s Crossing centers around two rival gangs who are out to control the town’s lucrative illegal activities. As you can imagine, there’s a dame and the snitch, the laconic anti-hero and, despite numerous faults, the loveable mob leader. Miller’s Crossing is full of black humor and intense violence, producing some of the most visually stunning and entertaining film sequences in cinema. Watch as this paradoxical tale both warns and embraces the criminal underworld in such beautiful display.
Part of Nitehawk’s COEN BROTHERS BEFORE FARGO January series.