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7 Essential Films to Watch from the Coen Brothers

Marter | 11 Feb 2016 15:00
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#6 No Country for Old Men

It took a while after The Big Lebowski for the Coens to make another great movie. You won't get many people who dislike O Brother, Where Art Thou? or The Man Who Wasn't There, but they're not Coen classics - and let's not get into Intolerable Cruelty or The Ladykillers. But in 2007, the Coen brothers got back to business with No Country for Old Men. An unbelievably tense film, the film follows three men - played by Josh Brolin, Javier Bardem, and Tommy Lee Jones - all with very different morals, and two million dollars. It's a tough film to watch at times, even though it has so much going on - either plot-wise or thematically - has three fantastic central performances, and is stunningly gorgeous. It's also violent and, according to some people, very nihilistic. But as a thriller? Thinking about it sends chills down my spine.

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