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Blood Simple

Blood Simple

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Frances McDormand is earning rave reviews for her latest film Nomadland which premiered at Venice and Toronto and today picked up the Venice International Film Festival's highest award The Golden Lion. So for our next Rialto Recommends we decided to go back to her film debut in the Coen Brothers debut feature 1984's BLOOD SIMPLE. With a deceptively simple log line BLOOD SIMPLE marked the arrival of the Coen Brothers and McDromand into our cinematic universe: A rich but jealous man hires a private investigator to kill his cheating wife and her lover. However, nothing is simple when blood is involved. The Los Angeles Times raved ""Blood Simple" becomes a dazzling comedie noire, a dynamic, virtuoso display by a couple of talented fledgling filmmakers who give the conventions of the genre such a thorough workout that the result is a movie that's fresh and exhilarating." While the New York Times proclaimed "Black humor, abundant originality and a brilliant visual style make Joel Coen's Blood Simple, a directorial debut of extraordinary promise." BLOOD SIMPLE is streaming on HBOMax, HBO and DirectTV or is available to rent from Amazon, GooglePlay, YouTube, Vudu, Apple and others HERE.

Film Facts
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Frances McDormand
M Emmet Walsh
Dan Hedaya
John Getz
Directed by
Ethan Coen
Joel Coen
Written by
Ethan Coen
Joel Coen
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