Tuesday, April 28, 2015
The Big Lebowski (1998)
Funny, delirious dark comedy with a premise that could have been borrowed from one of the classic films noir, but infused with an ironic, post-modern sensibility. Jeff Bridges and John Goodman head a standout cast that also includes Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi, Philip Seymour Hoffman and David Huddleston (in the title role). One of the finest examples of the Coen brothers' talent for working outside genre -- or within several genres at once, depending on how you look at it -- while maintaining an entirely original, unique and personal approach to the material.