Hollywood Elsewhere's Jeffrey Wells has seen Joel and Ethan Coen's adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's No Country For Old Men and he's calling it "staggering... the Coens' best dark film ever. fuller and more refined than the classic Blood Simple, more solemn and straight-on emotional than Miller's Crossing, and at least on par with their much-loved Fargo."
This is exactly the kind of reaction I was hoping to hear out of Cannes, where No Country For Old Men is making its world premiere. The film is now being distributed in the U.S. in late fall by Miramax Films, and a long-time friend who works there e-mailed me this week and all but promised that I wouldn't have to wait too much longer to see it. This would make her my best friend in the entire world.