No Country For Old Men
Lost in the Multiplex have been running a series of reviews on modern classics over the past few weeks and I have contributed one on the Coen’s excellent No Country For Old Men:
The Coen Brothers’ stark neo-western is a striking and unforgettable crime thriller. Released in the same year as There Will Be Blood, the two movies faced off for the Best Picture Oscar and ultimately it was the Coen’s offering which took the big prize. Both movies portrayed the barren elegance of the American West at significantly different times in its history. Based on Cormac McCarthy’s novel by the same name, No Country is set in desolate deepest Texas in 1980 and looks at a rapidly escalating cat-and-mouse chase between a regular Joe, an unflinching psychopathic killer and an ageing Sheriff who bemoans the modern world he struggles to comprehend.
You can read the full review here:
Lost in the Multiplex : No Country For Old Men