I saw the Coen Brothers’ latest film, True Grit, over the holiday. And I toyed with actually writing a review of it (and how much I loved the film). But then, friend of mine (and the blog) Jamie S. Rich wrote a review (for DVD Talk) that effectively captures the greatness of the 2010 film.
“True Grit is a masterful execution of tried-and-true genre material, putting proof to the axiom that even if there are no new stories, there are new ways to tell them. True Grit functions as an old-fashioned western, but it plays like a reinvention of the same. It is at once everything we know about the cowboy picture and everything we’ve always wished modern westerns could be. It’s not revisionist, it doesn’t shoehorn a ponderous conscience into the narrative or dismantle the black-hat/white-hat morality. It’s a hell of a thing. The horse opera hasn’t been this vital in a long time.”