2007: #3 No Country for Old Men

Directed by: Joel and Ethan Coen
Written by: Joel and Ethan Coen
Based on the book No Country For Old Men by Cormac McCarthy
Starring: Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin, Javier Bardem, and Kelly Macdonald
Distributor: Paramount Vantage
Country: United States
Language: English
Rating: R
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Date released: 11/21/2007
Date seen: 11/22/2007
Worldwide Box Office Gross: $83,407,469
# of Oscar nominations: 8
# of Golden Stake Nominations: 5 (Set-Piece, Editing, & Adapted Screenplay)
# of Golden Stakes Won: 2 (Villain & Supporting Actor)

For me, the Coen Brother’s films have been hit or miss.  I’m not a huge fan of those comedies they seem to be making all the time that star John Turturro, John Goodman, and Steve Buscemi (The Big Lebowski is the exception that proves the rule); however, I always love their darker films like Blood Simple and Fargo.  The newest film from the Coen brothers, No Country for Old Men, fit well into that second category. The film had brilliant suspense scenes, deep themes and great acting.  I liked the film so much that I read the Cormac McCarthy novel it was based on, which was a little disappointing, it turns out the film is a nearly word for word adaptation of the novel and that slowed down my enthusiasm for the film a little.  Still, this is an awesome movie that deserves all the praise it’s gotten.

Full Review

#4 Year End Honors #2

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