THE BIG LEBOWSKI
Out 3 December / cert 18 / 118 mins
Just dropped in to see what condition the edition is in? Although the striking 4K picture quality will probably be wasted on Dudeism’s bleary-eyed worshippers, The Big Lebowski scrubs up well in ultra HD — and of course, that script remains as sharp, and quotable, as ever. there aren’t many films that can balance elements of stoner comedy, detective noir and surrealist farce this deftly, and it’s testament to the movie’s enduring appeal that we’ve still not seen anything quite like it in the two decades since the Dude first had his rug peed on — even the coens themselves can’t match it for character. Whether it’s your first time or your thousandth, there’s something to be enjoyed anew every time, whether it be a priceless Steve Buscemi line that gets stepped on, a micro John Goodman freak-out or a deliriously daft Jeff Bridges facial expression. truly, the Dude abides — here’s to the next 20 years, man.