NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN
The Coen brothers ( Fargo) are in brilliant form with a haunting, hard- bitten and incongruously aff ecting chase fl ick based on the Cormac McCarthy novel. Josh Brolin stars as a hunter who fi nds $ 2 million in a briefcase, and a frightening Javier Bardem plays a merciless killer out to retrieve the cash. Though several scenes are extremely violent and unapologetically amoral, there is a chilling composure to the fi lm as a whole that will not be denied. Highly recommended.