Retrospective 2016

Miller's Crossing

Joel Cohen, Ethan Cohen
USA 1990

A mafia gangster wants to murder a rival, and puts pressure on his boss to have him killed. However his boss has fallen in love with the potential victim’s sister, who wants her brother protected.
“MILLER’S CROSSING is an aesthetic pleasure of the highest order on nearly every level. Begin with its almost intolerably sumptuous cinematography, with reds and greens so deep one is in danger of falling into them. This was the last film that Barry Sonnenfeld shot for the Coens – and one for which he persuaded them to use long lenses instead of the wide-angle variety they had favored – and no one involved has mustered a better-looking work since. The production design is comparably extraordinary: the long, long oak rooms with their endless oriental rugs and all the furniture seemingly tucked into one corner.” (Christopher Orr)

  • John Turturro - Bernie Bernbaum
  • Gabriel Byrne - Tom Reagan
  • Marcia Gay Harden - Verna
  • Jon Polito - Johnny Caspar
  • Albert Finney - Leo
  • Steve Buscemi - Mink
  • Joel Coen
  • Ethan Coen
  • Barry Sonnenfeld
  • Allan Byer
  • Jean Marie Carroll
  • Lee Dichter
  • Michael R. Miller
  • Carter Burwell
  • Dennis Gassner
  • Richard Hornung
Circle Films, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
35 mm
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