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The Coen Brothers’ movies in order

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Let’s be honest: when it comes to movies by Joel and Ethan Coens, there are no losers. Over the last (almost) three decades, the dynamic duo known as the Coen Brothers have crafted some of the most memorable, most quotable, funniest, strangest, darkest, and generally greatest movies. Their films are typically evocative of simpler times while creating complex stories filled with indelible characters range from the sublime “The Dude” to the creepy motorcycle riding maniacal momma’s boy in “Raising Arizona.” These remarkable characters are cast from a steady stable of venerable actors like George Clooney, John Turturro, Francis McDormand, John Goodman, Jeff Bridges, Steve Buscemi, and many more willing to put on a fake mustache, prosthetic limb, unnecessary eye patch, or incredibly bad haircut (Javier Bardem has never looked worse than in “No Country For Old Men”) in order to enter the weird and wonderful of the Coen Brothers. And who wouldn’t jump at a chance to star in one of their viciously funny, hilariously blood-soaked, funny, witty, and clever films? The Coen Brothers make amazing movies, bar none.

In honor of “Miller’s Crossing” airing today at 3:30 p.m. ET, we’re attempting the impossible and we’re going to rank the Coen Brothers. God help us.

Here are the Coen Brothers’ movies, in order. Feel free to argue:

“The Ladykillers” (2004)

“Intolerable Cruelty” (2003)

“The Man Who Wasn’t There” (2001)

“A Serious Man” (2009)

“Burn After Reading” (2008)

“Blood Simple” (1984)

“Barton Fink” (1991)

“The Hudsucker Proxy” (1994)

“O Brother, Where Art Thou?” (2000)

“True Grit” (2010)

“Miller’s Crossing” (1990)

“The Big Lebowski” (1998)

“No Country for Old Men” (2007)

“Fargo” (1996)

“Raising Arizona” (1987)

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“Miller’s Crossing” airs today at 3:30 PM ET

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Hank Azaria Gets Thrown A Curve Ball

Brockmire Premieres April 5 at 10P

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Unless you’ve somehow missed every episode of the Simpsons since 1989, then surely you know that Hank Azaria is one of the most important character actors of our time. He’s so prolific and his voice is so dynamic that he’s responsible for more iconic personalities than most folks realize. Basically, he’s the great and powerful Oz — except that when you pull back the curtain the truth is actually more impressive. And now Hank is coming to IFC to bring yet another character to the TV pop culture hive mind in the new series Brockmire. Check out the trailer below.

Based on the following Funny or Die short and co-starring Amanda Peet, Brockmire follows the story of imploded major league sportscaster Jim Brockmire as he tries to resurrect his career by calling plays for a floundering minor league team in a podunk town.

The series is written by Joel Church-Cooper (Undateable) and produced by Funny or Die’s Mike Farah and Joe Farrell, meaning that there’s funny in front of the camera, funny behind the camera–funny all around. Sounds like a ball to us.

Brockmire premieres April 5 at 10P on IFC.

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Portlandia On People Who Can’t Park

Portlandia returns tonight at 10P on IFC.

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If flagrant bad parking takes nerve, then retaliatory note writing takes neuroses. Watch Fred and Carrie take passive aggression to next level in Car Notes, the new Portlandia web series presented by Subaru. The first episode is yours right here and now, and you can see every installment of Car Notes anytime online, on the IFC app and on demand.

Portlandia returns tonight at 10P on IFC.

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Nick Kroll and John Mulaney To Host Spirit Awards

The Spirit Awards Air February 25 LIVE on IFC.

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The 2017 Spirit Awards have finally found their frontmen: Nick Kroll and John Mulaney. And it’s no wonder. Just marvel in their splendid chemistry back when they appeared on Comedy Bang! Bang!:

The pair are prolific within the performing arts community: television (Kroll in The League and The Kroll Show, Mulaney as a writer of IFC’s own Documentary Now!), theater (including Broadway’s current Oh Hello Show), and stand-up comedy. In fact, it’s entirely possible that emceeing an awards show is one of the few remaining line items on their professional bucket lists.

It’s important to caveat this announcement, however. Unlike the bigger and more ubiquitously known awards shows, the Spirit Awards are not, well…boring. (We’re talking to you, Oscar.)

They’re funny. They’re honest. They have quality to match the red-carpet fanfare. And that’s alarmingly special. Last year’s show included some legitimately historic moments, like when transgender actress Mya Taylor won best supporting female, or Kate McKinnon’s hilarious and timely parody of Carol. See more highlights here to get the flavor of the Spirit Awards and read all about Film Independent to dig deeper.

The 2017 Spirit Awards air live February 25 at 5P ET exclusively on IFC.

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