Which True Grit Has More Grit?

Those of you who regularly read my reviews should know how impressed I was by the Coen brothers’ version of True Grit.  This should mean something extra since I’m not a fan of their work, as a general rule. The original True Grit, which came out in 1969, is rather typical of the era.  It…
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A Gritty True Grit

Since the weather outside is truly frightful, I have plenty of time to think about why I enjoyed True Grit  so much.  I think the main reason would have to be that it seems much more real than the older film version. Jeff Bridges makes the character of Rooster Cogburn simultaneously heroic and hilarious.  And…
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Now Is The Time To Cue “At Last”

Finally.  I got to watch Crazy Heart.  One of the main questions is whether or not Jeff Bridges deserved to win an Oscar for the role of Bad Blake. Crazy Heart is about Bad Blake, a run-down country musician who helped launch the super-star career of county singer Tommy Sweet, yet is himself playing in…
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Random Thoughts On A Beautiful Tuesday

Every time I go to a store recently, I see the ‘Sandra Bullock scandal’ being dragged through the tabloids.  The poor woman, what a catastrophe.  Just remember, we love you, Sandra! Thinking about Sandra Bullock makes me remember her Oscar win in March.  I wrote an entire ‘review’ of the Oscars, which you can read (if…
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