No Country for Old Men (2007)

No Country for Old Men (2007)

Director: Joel and Ethan Coen
Plot: Man finds briefcase full of drug money. Is pursued by maniac killer.

Excerpts from our roundtable discussion:

BLOOM: I’ve seen so many scary movies that there are very few movies that can scare me. No Country scared the crap out of me.

RAPP: What’s the scariest movie you ever saw?

BLOOM: That’s one of the scariest. No Country for Old Men . It’s one of the scariest.

RAMÍREZ BERG: That movie is set in El Paso in 1980, and I was living there at the time, and so was Cormac McCarthy, who wrote the novel. And it captures West Texas. The crazy thing about that drug shoot-out was that it was just like that. I remember one time in my neighborhood, right in the middle of the day, there were these two guys running through a park, shooting at one another. And that was all drugs. It was just that crazy. So I thought they just nailed that. They completely got that.

Read the entire roundtable discussion on the ten greatest Texas films ever.

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And now, the Alamo Drafthouse Presents … 

The Texas Monthly Rolling Roadshow

Starting June 3, the Alamo Drafthouse and TEXAS MONTHLY will be showing all ten of these films in unique, location-specific settings all over Texas. For more information, please visit texasmonthly.com/texasfilms or drafthouse.com/texasfilms.

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