Blood Simple

The Coen brothers’ 1984 Texas noir remains one of the best indie films of the ’80s for its wickedly funny take on infidelity, murder, misplaced trust, and mutual suspicion (to say nothing of the knife-impaled hand). This is their slightly tweaked 2000 version that is actually a tiny bit shorter, with a remixed soundtrack. Joel’s wife, future Oscar winner Frances McDormand, plays the adulteress being blackmailed by private detective M. Emmet Walsh; Dan Heydaya is the cuckold who won’t stay dead and buried. (R) BRIAN MILLER

Oct. 2-9, 7 & 9:40 p.m., 2008

 
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