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. The movie concludes SAM's fall noir series, Women in the Shadows. (R) BRIAN MILLER

Thu., Nov. 15, 7:30 p.m.; Thu., Nov. 29, 7:30 p.m.; Thu., Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m., 2012

 
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