No Country for Old Men ★★★★½

Alex: 8/10
Pat: 10/10 (rewatch)

On first viewing, the ending to this masterpiece does feel a little underwhelming and lacks the instant gratification of conventional thrillers. But that is exactly the point. The Coen Brothers end on a haunting monologue from Sheriff Bell who feels even more uncertain and hopeless about a world he cannot comprehend. It is very sombre but deliberately so.