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Blood SimpleBlood Simple (1984) Recommended
Dir. Joel Coen
Feat. John Getz, Frances McDormand, Dan Hedaya
A humdinger debut from the Coen Brothers, who teasingly draw out the sinister activities of shady activities of shady rednecks before nailing things…
ChattahoocheeChattahoochee (1990)
Dir. Mick Jackson
Feat. Gary Oldman, Dennis Hopper, Frances McDormand
Gary Oldman plays a Korean war veteran admitted to an asylum where he discovers gross malpractise and corruption.
DarkmanDarkman (1990)
Dir. Sam Raimi
Feat. Liam Neeson, Frances McDormand, Colin Friels
A superhero emerges from a scientist charred beyond recognition, but able to assume the identity of anyone he chooses. Fun all the way, with the…
Hidden AgendaHidden Agenda (1990)
Dir. Ken Loach
Feat. Brian Cox, Frances McDormand, Brad Dourif
Perhaps dir. Loach’s most genre–based film, this political thriller about sectarian conflict in Northern Ireland in the early 1980s involves…
FargoFargo (1996) Recommended
Dir. Joel Coen
Feat. Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi, William H. Macy
The gifted Coen Brothers cross two of their previous treasures – RAISING ARIZONA and BLOOD SIMPLE for this lovingly mocking tale of insurance…
Paradise RoadParadise Road (1997)
Dir. Bruce Beresford
Feat. Glenn Close, Frances McDormand
A group of European woman, incl. Glenn Close and Frances McDormand, are captured in Singapore during WWII by the Japanese. They alleviate the…
MadelineMadeline (1998) Recommended
Dir. Daisy Von Scherler Mayer
Feat. Hatty Jones, Frances McDormand
Little Hatty Jones is quite marvellous as a cutey–rebel redhead boarding at a school of etiquette presided by groovy nun Frances McDormand in…
Talk of AngelsTalk of Angels (1999)
Dir. Nick Hamm
Feat. Polly Walker, Vincent Perez, Frances McDormand
Undeniably polished costume epic, sees Irish governess Polly Walker transplanted to the aristocratic Spanish household of Franco Nero during the…
Wonder BoysWonder Boys (2000)
Dir. Curtis Hanson
Feat. Michael Douglas, Robert Downey Jnr., Tobey Maguire
A rumpled Michael Douglas plays an academic professor and successful author who's terminally unfinished second novel is symptomatic of midlife…
Almost FamousAlmost Famous (2000) Aro Favourite
Dir. Cameron Crowe
Feat. Billy Crudup, Jason Lee, Kate Hudson
The best music drama yet committed to film (SPINAL TAP was a comedy), this is a vibrant and bracingly assured portrait of rock music fanaticism in…

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