The Coen's new film, No Country for Old Men, opens in the vast open landscapes of the Texas-Mexico boarder. The stark photography proves perfect to show a landscape so vast and dry. The land looks the same as Tommy Lee Jones' voice sounds in the pitch perfect opening monolouge.
After the monlouge the film is off and running. We immidelty meet Anton Chigurh (Javier Bardem) who is the best villian in recent film history. He dispatches people easier than most of us put on our pants. The film follows Chigurh as he chases Llewelyn Moss (Josh Brolin) and as Sherrif Ed Tom Bell (Jones) chases him.
I will refrain from giving away any of the plot as to avoid from giving anything away or building un-needed suspense as Joel and Ethan Coen build plenty of legitament suspense on their own. Through the month of November No Country for Old Men is the best film of the year, and with the way that this modern masterpiece played I have little doubt that it won't hold this position come January 1st. If this picture is playing in your area and you have a shot, do yourself a favor and treat yourself to the best film of the year
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