Our films this week combine crime with dark comedy. Films like this offer a unique take on law and order, typically through strong characterizations (Fargo, The Guard). They also tend to feature highly quotable dialogue (Pulp Fiction, Grosse Pointe Blank) and unforgettable visuals (can anyone forget Roger’s attempt to escape by riding a tractor in Headhunters?). In the right hands, crime with dark comedy equals great cinema.
This is not intended as an all-inclusive list. Reader suggestions are welcome. If you know an addition to this list, please write using the comments below.
- Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) (Review In Thinking Cinema 11/22/17) http://www.thinkingcinema.com/film-review-three-billboards-outside-ebbing-missouri/
- Fargo (1996) (Article In Thinking Cinema 11/22/17) http://www.thinkingcinema.com/film-appreciation-fargo/
- Filth (2013)
- Seven Psychopaths (2012)
- The Guard (2011)
- Headhunters (2011)
- In Bruges (2008)
- Kill Bill: Vol. 1 & 2 (2003 & 2004)
- Grosse Pointe Blank (1997) (Article In Thinking Cinema 4/8/16) http://www.thinkingcinema.com/film-appreciation-grosse-pointe-blank/
- Serial Mom (1994)
- Kind Hearts And Coronets (1949)