No Country for Old Men (2007)

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Five years ago today, No Country for Old Men played in the U.S. for the first time. The buzz had begun at the Cannes Film Festival a few months earlier, and anticipation was high. It went on to win Best Picture at the Oscars, surprising some by winning over Paul Thomas Anderson's There Will Be Blood and Tony Gilroy's Michael Clayton; the Coens won the Best Directing award and the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay; and Javier Bardem won Best Supporting Actor. Meanwhile, my first draft of … [Read more...]


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