Revisiting Fargo

Classic Coen brothers film goes “north of normal” John Smistad Olympia, Wash. With Editor-in-chief Lori Ann Reinhall’s recent trip to Fargo, N.D., it seemed only natural to revisit the classic film Fargo—a film that left a deep impression on many, with its weird and wacky depiction of Upper Midwest Scandinavian-American culture, this film truly takes you “north of normal” in its uniquely quirky way. John Smistad, the ever-enthusiastic Quick Flick Critic, provides an entertaining and insightful review. Synopsis: Slimy car salesman Jerry Lundegaard’s inept crime falls apart due to his and his idiotic henchmen’s bungling. Oh, and the keen persistent poli
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John Smistad

John Smistad is a published author of short stories, poems, essays, and movie reviews. He lives and loves with his family and cat in the Puget Sound area of Washington state. He is the fiercely proud son of a native Norwegian dad. (He loves his mom, too.) You can follow him as on his blog at

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