Red Carpet District‘s Kris Tapley is less impressed by No Country for Old Men having won its second Best Picture award (from the Boston Society fo Film Critics) than yours truly. I feel that the BSFC trophy strengthens an already strong case, and No Country has a bit more cultural fortification — solid tangible support from a clan of outside-the- industry knowledgables — than it did a few hours ago. Tapley says “blaaah,” the guilds are all that matter and the critics are on some kind of levitational wavelength that doesn’t really apply.
I say celebrate the now, run No Country up the flagpole and screw the guilds until their five minutes of fame arrives early next year. A movie that ends with an old lawman describing a dream about his long-dead father is a notch closer to winning a very significant place in history.