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Ranking the Coen Brothers movies


My only regret is that baseball writers don't run attack ads against each other.

Jonah Keri is dead wrong about the Coen Brothers, ranking Barton Fink as just the 11th-best movie they've made.

Can you trust someone like this to have good opinions on baseball, too?

Vote no on Jonah Keri. Bad at analyzing Coen Brothers movies. Bad at analyzing baseball.

Scathing! And, no, I don't believe the premise that just because I disagree with a person's taste in movies, that I shouldn't trust their hot baseball takes. But my campaign advisor says this stuff plays.

This is an important subject to me. And, assuming the Giants don't trade Pablo Sandoval and Hector Sanchez for Jose Bautista and Melky Cabrera (a real rumor that was e-mailed to me!), this is probably the most important subject on the Internet today. Before you head out into the world unprepared, you should probably have the correct ranking of Coen Brothers movies at your disposal. So here it is:

1. Miller's Crossing
2. Barton Fink
3. The Big Lebowski
4. True Grit
5. No Country for Old Men
6. Fargo
7. O Brother, Where Art Thou?
8. Blood Simple
9. A Serious Man
10. The Hudsucker Proxy
11. Raising Arizona
12. The Man Who Wasn't There
13. Intolerable Cruelty
14. Burn After Reading
15. The Ladykillers

Was told that I need to look into Intolerable Cruelty and Burn After Reading again because I dismissed them too easily. Perhaps. Otherwise, these rankings are pretty much inarguable. So what's the science? Are they getting better or worse?


Science. But that R-squared is pretty inconclusive. Once I find out what it means, we'll have a much better understanding of all this.

Now you are free to talk about baseball or whatever, just as long as you don't disagree with this list. It's pretty right. I've double-checked it.