Join the Boston Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Nov 11th at 7:15pm for No Country for Old Men at the Coolidge Corner Theatre . Look for Sean wearing a nametag in the theatre lobby about 15 minutes before the film. As always, after the film we will descend on a local establishment for dinner/drinks/discussion.
The mesmerizing new thriller from Academy Award winning filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen, based on the acclaimed novel by Pulitzer Prize winning American master Cormac McCarthy. The time is our own, when rustlers have given way to drug-runners and small towns have become free-fire zones. The story begins when Llewelyn Moss (Josh Brolin) finds a pickup truck surrounded by a sentry of dead men. A load of heroin and two million dollars in cash are still in the back. When Moss takes the money, he sets off a chain reaction of catastrophic violence that not even the lawÂ–in the person of aging, disillusioned Sheriff Bell (Tommy Lee Jones) Â– can contain. As Moss tries to evade his pursuersÂ–in particular a mysterious mastermind who flips coins for human lives (Javier Bardem) Â– the film simultaneously strips down the American crime drama and broadens its concerns to encompass themes as ancient as the Bible and as bloodily contemporary as this morningÂ’s headline”