Best Horror of the 90s: Barton Fink

bartonfinkHollywood, 1941. A left-wing scribe from New York checks in at the Hell Hotel to write a screenplay, and just about everyone he meets is a kook (or a hack) like him, peeling in the heat. Trust the Coens to make their deadpan tight — in this case, a fascist allegory that’s never on the nose or weird for its own sake — but the actors carry the film.

Rating: A-

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