Monday, September 9, 2013

Miller's Crossing (1990)

Director: Joel Coen
Writers:  Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Cast:      Gabriel Byrne, Albert Finney, John Turturro, Marcia Gay Harden, John Polito

Tom Regan (Gabriel Byrne), an adviser to a prohibition-era crime boss, is trying to keep peace between warring mobs but gets caught in divided loyalties.

I had seen it a few years back and was watching it again as part of my plan to go through the Coens filmography again. I didn't love it on first watch and the plot being very complicated could be one reason. This time round I loved it. It is their third film and after making a noir and a comedy, this time they jump to the gangster genre. As always they do genre-bender job out of it which is always great. Tom is an ice-cool character who is always calculating what is in it for him. But still it is really a love story and by the end both of them do kind of self destruction. There are several great scenes and dialog set-pieces.

Whats the rumpus? Its all about the angles...

Rating: 5/5