No Country For Old Men Joel and Ethan Coen

No Country For Old Men Joel and Ethan Coen
Exclaim Critics Pick - 2008! The heart-stopping intensity of Javier Bardem, as principled but unrelenting killer Anton Chigurh, is a chillingly memorable villain. He’s trying to reclaim money snatched by Josh Brolin’s steely Llewelyn Moss, but it’s Chigurh’s twisted moral fibre — not to mention the affable resolve of Tommy Lee Jones’s world-weary Sheriff Ed Tom Bell — that elevates this. These characters reflect one another in startling ways, as signifiers of human nature and its noble and barbaric capabilities. The Coen brothers have composed fascinating character studies before but they’ve never left audiences grappling with such intriguing, elusive hopelessness. (Alliance Atlantis)