No Country For Old Men 

Could I say anything about a recent winner of the Academy Award for Best Picture that would possibly make you not want to rent it? Well, it's kind of slow and surprisingly scary. There's essentially no music in the whole film. And it drags just a hair near its completion, then ends somewhat abruptly. Still going to rent it? I figured as much.

In 1980, welder Llewellyn Moss (Josh Brolin) is out shooting at game when he stumbles upon a drug deal gone murderously awry. With all parties now dead, he makes off with a satchel full of cash, only to discover a short while later that a nutso killer (Javier Bardem), toting an air compressor and shotgun, and a crusty lawman (Tommy Lee Jones) are after him.

Writing/directing team the Coen Brothers (Fargo; The Big Lebowski; O Brother, Where Art Thou), who won Oscars for adapting the screenplay as well as direction for No Country, are absolute masters of the offbeat. (It's no coincidence I named my dog after them.) But this time they take a dark turn, looking less for laughs or emotion of any kind, and instead tell wonderfully horrifying, realistic story. Bardem also won an Oscar for best supporting actor; no surprise, since his frightening stoicism steals every scene as he murders and maims his way through scenic Texas.

There isn't a succinct way to offer what you're in store for with this film. It's simply a cinematic experience. So don't miss out.

This video courtesy of Hollywood Video, 590 Broadway Ave., 208-342-6117.

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