Fargo

1996| 15| 96 mins| / / /

Director: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

Starring: Frances McDormand, William H. Macy, Steve Buscemi

Celebrating its 25th Anniversary, this seven-time Oscar-nominated film is as clever and entertaining as the day it was first released.

In the Coen Brothers cult classic, things go terribly awry when small-time Minnesota car salesman Jerry Lundegaard (William H. Macy) hires two thugs (Steve Buscemi and Peter Stormare) to kidnap his wife so he can collect the ransom from his wealthy father-in-law.

Once people start dying, the very chipper and very pregnant Police Chief Marge Gunderson (Frances McDormand, who won an Oscar for her performance) takes the case. Is she up for this challenge? You betcha.

★★★★★ “CONTINUE[S] TO ENCHANT ON REPEAT VIEWINGS” BBC.com