Opening Statement

The central question of No Country for Old Men, the distant star around which the rest of the film orbits, is simple: “What’s the most you ever lost in a coin toss?” Or more plainly, what have you lost to chance? – by Sarah Gorr, December 5, 2016

The Power of Violence

Being a part of this world, which is both beautiful and terrible, requires us to accept the role we play in our own fates. Circumstances can arrive beyond our control and all we can do is choose how to meet them – by Sarah Gorr, December 6, 2016

Re-thinking the 80th Academy Awards

Depending on who you talk to, the 80th Academy Awards were either a roaring success or a spectacular failure. When it comes down to it, though, the Academy Awards were a showdown between two titanic films: No Country for Old Men and There Will Be Blood – by Alex Moore, December 7, 2016

Related Review: The Road

The film adaptation of The Road, like its source material, is often beautifully bleak and tonally complex. It is a violent epic that, paradoxically, also feels restrained. It is both deeply humane and unrelentingly cynical – by Patrick Brown, December 8, 2016

Further Streaming: 2007

With such a great year, there is a great cross section of different films available across the usual streaming platforms. Our picks this week offer an incredible indie and some of the year’s best genre fare – by Aaron Pinkston, December 9, 2016

The Cinessential Podcast, Episode 5

In this episode of The Cinessential Podcast, JohnSarah, and Aaron chat about No Country for Old Men's lasting impact, incredible villain, our favorite minor performances, and (of course) the ending. Subscribe on iTunes!