Good Movie Pick: The Man Who Wasn’t There
We don’t just watch low rated movies, sometimes we watch movies that are actually good. It helps keep us sane. Every month we pick a movie that’s not just good, but something you should make a point to watch.
Ward’s pick this month is The Man Who Wasn’t There (2001) starring Billy Bob Thornton. From the Coen brothers who have done Fargo, The Big Lebowski, No Country for Old Men, and Inside Llewyn Davis, this is a film noir set in 1949 featuring black mail, adultery, and murder.
This feels like a Coen brothers movie. I’m always impressed at how they tackle different genres and do them well. It’s expertly made with a twisting story and solid characters. I love the way this ends.
I don’t like the genre, you’re not going to get me to watch this.
When it’s this good, you’re not going to think about the genre. This is a crime gone both wrong and right in a way.