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No. 67: Barton Fink

An all-time great of a least one genre

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1991, dir. Joel Coen. What would happen if Clifford Odets and William Faulkner shared a lover, and one of them lived in a demented old hotel next door to a serial killer? And what happens when the Coen brothers decide to take a break from making funny movies and cleanse their palate by making a brilliant movie that defies four or five genres in the process? The answer is Barton Fink, the greatest Jewish noir film of all time.

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Or, the dumbest movie ever made–completely meaningless.

I think Baron Fink is the greatest Jewish film off all time.

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No. 67: Barton Fink

An all-time great of a least one genre

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