Fargo

Yah, sure, you betcha. The Coen brothers' 1996 double Oscar winner (for script and star Frances McDormand) is always a good occasion for a drink and meal (just finish your supper before the wood chipper scene). The Coens imparted "a gentle touch on a vicious story," William H. Macy later said, still grateful for the career-making "role I was born to play." (Indeed, Fargo remains the best picture in the Coens' mannered canon.) Macy's dim but persistent Minnesota blackmailer is still a marvel of comic-malevolent invention, a perfect rival for McDormand's cheery moral steel as the pregnant sheriff who tracks him down. Call for showtimes. (R) BRIAN MILLER

Dec. 2-7, 2011

 
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