May 19, 2007

Cannes 2007: The Coen Bros. Are Back!


After the disappointment of their last two films, Intolerable Cruelty and The Ladykillers, it looked as if the once infallible Coen Brothers were running out of creative steam, but the early word out of Cannes is that their latest film, No Country For Old Men, based on a novel by Cormac McCarthy, is fantastic, if not a masterpiece. Every review for the film has been positive, with some calling it possibly their best work ever. Although festival reviews tend towards hyperbole, this is certainly encouraging. The film, one of my most anticipated of the year, is slated for a November 21 release, just in time for the awards season.

Reviews & Reactions:
Variety
Hollywood Elsewhere
The Independent
The Hollywood Reporter
Screen Daily
Premiere
Time

1 comment:

CINEBEATS said...

I love the Coen Bros. and I'm excited about their upcoming movie too! the reviews have been terrific for No Country For Old Men and it sounds like a great film. I wouldn't mind at all if they walked away with some awards from Cannes this year.