The Coen Brothers Hit New York For ‘No Country’ Premiere

Make some room on your list of the all time great movie villains because come Friday you’re going to have sandwich in Javier Barden’s Anton Chigurh somewhere in between Darth Vader and Hannibal Lecter. Last night I got a chance to see the latest from the Coen brothers, “No Country for Old Men” for the second time and without getting into a full-on review here I’ll just say that I’m going to be shocked if this doesn’t earn a ton of Oscar nods. I’m talking nominations for Picture, Screenplay, Directing. As for the actors, Bardem is a sure bet for the supporting category (his creepy haircut and mesmerizing line readings will be the talk of the season) with co-stars Josh Brolin, Kelly Macdonald, and Tommy Lee Jones all with decent shots themselves.

All of the actors save Jones were at the premiere and post-party last night. In between hanging around Dan Hedaya and Frances McDormand (insert “Fargo” imitation here) I spent a lot of time lurking around Bardem and Brolin who seemed to be getting along famously despite their intense cat and mouse game depicted in the film. See the film. See it once. See it twice. It’s one for the books.