If you've never thought much about Javier Bardem's nose, you may start now. In the new poster for the Coen Bros.' No Country for Old Men, the actor's schnoz is the focal point. Followed by his eyes. I know the central element of the poster should be Josh Brolin, the figure running toward us with a gun, but for some reason my eyes keep looking at the upper part of Bardem's face, which takes up most of the poster's design. It looks like he's going to eat Brolin. But he doesn't have a mouth (which creepily makes me think of Joe Dante's Twilight Zone: The Moviesegment). As long as Miramax was going to include such a dominant image of Bardem, though, why not feature the Prince Valiant hairdo, since it has already become a trademark for the film. Also, why not find a place for Tommy Lee Jones in there somewhere? He's got top billing on the poster, but he's not shown.
No Country for Old Men premiered earlier this year at the Cannes Film Festival, where our own James Rocchi called it, "rousing, intelligent pure entertainment.." It has since played at the Naples Film Festival and so far it has an 8.8 rating on IMDb and a 90% approval on Rotten Tomatoes. There are still many months before we get to see the film over here in the U.S. (limited release is Nov. 9; wide release is Nov. 21), but if you have the access, money and/or time, you can check it out early at either the Toronto Film Festival (Sept.) or the New York Film Festival (Oct. 6). For more on the movie -- introduce yourself to it or psyche yourself up about it -- check out the trailer and the clips we wrote about previously.