Paul and Corey Cross the Streams is a bi-monthly podcast in which hosts Paul Pakler and Corey Pepper watch and review streaming content – so you don’t have to!
This month, Paul and Corey are talking about film noir. Its preoccupations and tropes. Its themes and style. And to do a little switcheroo, Corey is starting us off with a “neo-noir.” Blood Simple (1984). PACCTS’ second Coen brothers film and their first, Blood Simple may have been made on a shoe-string budget, but it contains so many seeds of what audiences would see from them over the years. You’ll come for the hard-boiled drama, but you’ll stick around for Dan Hedaya!
This Month’s Theme: Film Noir
This Episode’s Focus: Blood Simple (1984)
Host’s Choice: Corey Pepper
Stream on Criterion Channel and HBO Max. Rent on YouTube, Google Play Movies & TV, Vudu, Amazon Prime Video, and Apple TV
Corey’s Recipe Recommendations for This Episode: Brilliant uses for blood sausage and Blood orange recipes
Special thanks to Tobin for our incredible theme song and Dave Droxler for our podcast’s logo and artwork.