TIFF 2007: No Country for Old Men
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TIFF 2007: No Country for Old Men

Today’s Contest:
For your chance to win one of three pairs of tickets to tomorrow’s screening of Reclaim Your Brain, starring Run Lola Run’s Moritz Bleibtreu (at 12:30 p.m. at the Scotiabank 2) email us your name at [email protected]. Winners will be randomly selected and notified by the morning of the screening with ticket pick-up information.
Today’s Reviews:
No Country For Old Men
The villain is Javier Bardem, looking like a cross between Andre the Giant and Ringo Starr. His weapon is a giant air gun attached to a tank of compressed oxygen. He’s the grim reaper personified in this, the Coen brothers’ best film since Fargo. Based on the Cormac McCarthy novel, it’s vintage Coens, with equal doses of black comedy and grim violence. Josh Brolin, in a revelation of a performance, plays the Texas man who stumbles upon a suitcase of drug money, and Bardem is the stone-cold killer sent to retrieve it. The chase is on. But the story certainly doesn’t behave like a conventional western (it’s set in 1980) and the county sheriff assigned to the case (Tommy Lee Jones) isn’t your typical gung-ho movie sheriff that saves the day. What if the Coens made an action film? This is it. 4.5/5
Today’s Listings:
12:00 p.m. – The Exodus (Vanguard) – Scotiabank 14
1:45 p.m. – Encounters at the End of the World (Real to Reel) – Varsity 8
3:00 p.m. – Redacted (Special Presentations) – Ryerson Theatre
3:15 p.m. – Run, Fat Boy, Run (Contemporary World Cinema) – Review – Scotiabank 2
3:45 p.m. – Programme 5 (Short Cuts Canada) – Cumberland 3
4:00 p.m. – Covering War (Doc Talks) – ROM Theatre
6:30 p.m. – Mister Lonely (Vanguard) – Scotiabank 1
8:00 p.m. – Mad Detective (Special Presentations) – Wintergarden Theatre
9:45 p.m. – Programme 4 (Short Cuts Canada) – Review – Cumberland 3
9:45 p.m. – The Tracey Fragments (Visions) – Scotiabank 4
11:59 p.m. – The Devil’s Chair (Midnight Madness) – Ryerson Theatre