Tathagata Sinha Roy
1 week ago
Fun fact: Javier Bardem couldn't speak English when the movie was made so he doesn't speak throughout the movie yet delivered such a stellar and breathtaking performance! Must watch for psych thriller lovers.
The Coen brothers explore familiar themes, such as fate. Javier Bardem plays a stellar antagonist in Anton Chigurh while Josh Brolin plays the lead, a man who comes across a briefcase in the desert that has unforseen consequences.
5 months ago
There Are No Clean Getaways
I spoke quite briefly about the Coen Brothers in my review for Network (1976) (a review and film you should definitely see, by the way). An undeniably iconic, revolutionary filmmaking duo, the likes of whom the modern film industry will never see again, at that. Their dynamic genre range have inspired generations of aspiring filmmakers that came after them. They’re known and regarded mainly, in my view (by casual film viewers), for Fargo (1996), The Big Lebowski (1998), True Grit (2010), and this film: the exceptional No Country for Old Men (2007). Ok. I know some might not share the same opinion (which is fine), but I feel this film is THE Coen Brothers’ second greatest film. However, everyone is entitled to their own opinion. A perfect page-to-screen adaptation if there ever was one, this film perfectly practices the show-don’t-tell technique of film production, forcing the viewer to ponder the film’s central meaning for hours, days, weeks, months, and even years, which is especially the case for this film. Once you do, it will likely change your way of viewing the modern world. In other words, it’s quite unconventional (in nearly every way) by today’s standards in that almost every film you watch in modern cinema spoon-feeds you the plot of the film immediately in the first 10-or-so minutes of the its running-time. You may not get this film’s true meaning upon first view, as is the case with many of the films I’ve reviewed, but let not that get in the way of your experience with this movie. This film is also gloriously acted, especially from Javier Bardem, whose strikingly sneaky, devilish demeanor adds to this film’s sullen richness. Viciously dark, raw, and atypical of a Coen Brothers film, No Country for Old Men is an experience that you will more than likely cherish for as long as you live. I can guarantee you that.
7 months ago
I realise I am massively swimming against the current here but I didn't enjoy this film at all. So slow paced and not enough actually happens
8 months ago
it was good just not what it was hyped up to be, characters were great but it was just too slow paced imo, ending was a bit of a let down aswell
A gritty and suspenseful story with some excellent plot twists that leave you questioning who the "hero" will be.
Kinda film your Father loves!