Posts Tagged ‘ true grit ’

What’s Next for the Coen Brothers?

By
June 30, 2011
The Coen Brothers

It almost seems as though the Coen Brothers have been genetically hardwired to make films.  As a kid Joel, the oldest of the two Brothers, bought a vivitar super 8 camera with money he had saved mowing people’s lawns. Soon after buying the camera they put it to work filming remakes of movies they...
Read More »

Revival Of The Western Genre

By
March 12, 2011
Revival Of The Western Genre

In both its classic and hybrid forms, the western was pronounced dead. But now a new generation of filmgoers are welcoming it back, prompting a rebirth of the western genre, albeit in hybrid form. Hero Complex examined the search for the new old west in Hollywood. It looked at Rango (2011), which is filled...
Read More »

83rd Annual Academy Awards: Oscar Winners

By
March 1, 2011
83rd Annual Academy Awards: Oscar Winners

The 83rd Annual Academy Awards Sunday night proved to be full of surprises, however most of them we’re not in the selections, but rather in what happened on and off the stage. Whether it was “F bombs” by Melissa Leo or the heavily criticized performance of James Franco and Anne Hathaway, the Academy of...
Read More »

83rd Annual Academy Awards: Predictions and Picks

By
February 26, 2011
83rd Annual Academy Awards: Predictions and Picks

With the 83rd Annual Academy Awards just around the corner, I would like to get on record with my predictions and picks for all of the most popular categories. Included in this list are the nominees I believe should win the Oscar as well.
Read More »

True Grit: No Time to Bleed

By
January 30, 2011
True Grit: No Time to Bleed

True Grit, USA, 2010 Written and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen Based on the novel ‘True Grit’ by Charles Portis The Coens once again show their true talent in film craftsmanship. Not many filmmakers could have put together such a vivid and authentic western with its fair share of mythic violence and comedic...
Read More »