Barton Fink ~ 1991 ~ R // A New York playwright suffers writers block while thinking of the script to a movie // QUOTE: "You two have some sick sex thing?" "Sex? He's a man! We wrestled!" "You're a sick fuck, Fink." // Barton Fink is one of my least favorite Coen brothers movie. Before you flip a table, let me explain why. Barton Fink has all the positives to a good movie, and I'm not going to hold against this movie, because surely it doesn't do anything particularly incorrect. Barton Fink has a lot of great qualities such as the acting by everyone, the writing, the costume design and just about everything good.. Although it's extremely slow and feels like it gets nowhere, even though that's the point. My main concern is the confusion that I'm left with. Movies with symbolism are often loved by critics, in which this makes sense, but for the common audience it's hard for us to leave with out searching the Internet for answers or just come to the conclusion that it's too complicated that there's not a point. Of course, I was the guy to look for answers and I found theories and all that, but it relies on what the you, the person thinks. I honestly think this is creative and I like the whole idea and concept, but I wasn't expecting to have my mind f*cked by a Coen Brothers movie. I felt that there should be more visual imagery or moments in the mind of Barton Fink, rather than have a straightforward movie that goes incompletely the opposite direction towards the end. The end reminded me much of 2001: a Space Odyssey where you're either just left confused or in amazement. I didn't dislike this movie at all, hell I did enjoy it, but I'm yet to come to the conclusion of how to depict this movie. Hopefully in the future when I become more aware of metaphors and symbolism and foreshadow, that I'll understand this movie more clearly. It reminded me much of Eraserhead, except with less of a choice for the story. In the end, however, I'll settle for an 'okay' rating, but I'll eventually give it a rewatch and see how my opinion changes. 5/10.