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No Country For Old Men
By Lachlan Jordan
Wagga Guide Columnist
I gave this move 4 and a half stars out of 5
When you sit back and really think of how many films come out each year you will probably lose count, there are a lot. So when it comes time for something like the academy awards how do you determine which of all these films is worthy of the award title 'Best Picture'? Well watch No Country For Old Men and find out.
That's right, the award for best picture of the year 2007 went to the Coen Brothers directed No Country For Old Men.
The story follows welder and hunter Llewelyn Moss (Josh Brolin) who discovers two million dollars at the scene of a drug runners exchange gone violently wrong.
Taking the money, Moss is then hunted by psychopathic killer, Anton Chigurh (Javier Bardem), who dispassionately murders nearly every rival, bystander and even employer in his pursuit of his quarry and the money. Meanwhile Sherrif Ed Tom Bell (Tommy Lee Jones) oversees the investigation as he tries to understand the changing world and struggles to face the sheer enormity of the crimes he is attempting to thwart.
The Cinematography in this movie is brilliant. It is so good you could take a picture of almost every scene and put it in an art gallery.
Some highly suspenseful scenes aided with interesting camera angles and sounds.
Great acting all round with Javier Bardem almost stealing every scene he is in. He plays the character perfectly. Perhaps one of the most memorable scenes is the coin toss scene. It is this moment we really see what makes this character tick or rather how crazy he is and just how intimidating the character can be.
Flip a coin, and no matter where it comes up, go see No Country For Old Men.
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