Before we get treated to the new Coen brothers film, Inside Llewyn Davis, there's still time to revisit the classics. BLOOD SIMPLE is where it all started for the fraternal pair, and in terms of vintage it's as good as it gets. It's arguably even better than that as Studio Canal have had the great idea to release a directors' cut. The film first came out 29 years ago, but if you expect time to soften the blow, think again. The film has lost none of its grit over the years: the violence and absurdity of the criminally inclined gets to shine through - and shock - now as well as they did then. Do yourself a favour and check it out.