A proto-BOARDWALK EMPIRE (hell, even Steve Buscemi is in it), Joel and Ethan Coen’s MILLER’S CROSSING offers up a slice of prohibition life – politics, gangsters, booze, and all.
Released in 1990, MILLER’S CROSSING was the brothers’ fourth film in their hit parade of a filmography, and, as such, can kind of get overlooked when lined up with some of their more giant hits (FARGO, BIG LEBOWSKI, NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN, etc., etc.). Which is a shame, because MILLER’S CROSSING rules. As a dense web of plots fueled by power, tied together with violence, and all dressed up in that sweet, sweet 20’s garb, the film shines just as brightly as any of the Coens’.
Catch it as part of the Brattle’s The Complete Coens series.
7pm // Brattle Theater // $8 Student /// $10 Regular Admission