Blood Simple ★★★★½

okay okay yes, maybe that song by the Four Tops is overused and Samm-Art Williams is just good-feely comedy material and the clever transitional edits are a bit much, but god i love the harsh colored lighting and the thoughtful use of close-ups and zooms and the blatant use of enhanced sound effects for jump scares and Emmet Walsh's insane cackle and every time Marty puked. There's so much variety and detail filling every scene, you can tell the Coens had a lot of fun making it. I haven't enjoyed most of their works, but this film made me laugh and also had me in a constant state of stress and discomfort, so thanks.