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reviewed The Hunting Party. September 12, 2012
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The Hunting Party
In this cruelly realistic movie, starring Gene Hackman, Oliver Reed and Candice Bergen, wealthy cattle rancher, Brandt Ruger (Hackman) treats his wife sadistically. He leaves for a hunting party with …
reviewed True Grit. June 09, 2011
True Grit
Less than a year after the initial publication of Charles Portis' second and finest novel, the popular film adaptation of True Grit was released, marketed as another of far too many John Wayne vehicles. …
posted a Quick Tip about Prairie Fever. April 18, 2011
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Prairie Fever
This was a wonderful movie and while not the best western ever made it may be the best from all the recent ones in the past year or two. I would recommend this film not only to western lovers but to film …
reviewed Prairie Fever. April 18, 2011
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Prairie Fever
      PRAIRIE FEVER      Can you imagine how excited I was to see a new film out that stared not only the great Lance Henriksen but also Kevin Sorbo as well, it …
posted a Quick Tip about True Grit. April 05, 2011
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True Grit
"True Grit" is what I like to call a miracle remake or re-imagining. It is one of those rare remaining that not only expand on the original but also actually surpasses it thanks to an impressive …
reviewed Day of the Outlaw. March 28, 2011
Day of the Outlaw
"Now listen," says Jack Bruhn (Burl Ives), renegade former captain in the U. S. Army, to the frightened men and women of Bitters, population about 20, four of them women. It's deep winter …
reviewed True Grit. February 15, 2011
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True Grit
***1/2 out of ****     "True Grit" is the latest offering from the legendary geniuses that are the Coen Brothers, and upon finishing the film, I can't help but admit that I was indeed …
reviewed True Grit. February 09, 2011
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True Grit
I’ve not read the book, nor seen the John Wayne original. I’m not particularly a fan of Coen Brothers movies, though I do like The Big Lebowski and I am partial to Frances McDormand in Fargo. …
reviewed True Grit. February 08, 2011
True Grit
Our Christmas movie this year was True Grit, which we saw in the late show Christmas night just before the first Christmas snow in Raleigh in 60 years shut down the town.  We followed that up with …
posted a Quick Tip about True Grit. February 07, 2011
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True Grit
Great film! Probably one of my favorite films I've seen in the last year. The story is great, the actors do an awesome job and overall I was entertained throughout the entire film.
reviewed True Grit. January 24, 2011
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True Grit
The Coen Brothers are not usually known for doing purely genre films.  There's usually a semblance of several genres mixed together when they do a film.  To see them do a purely western …
reviewed True Grit. January 15, 2011
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True Grit
With that, the movie begins.      Let me say this about movies. It is neither my lifeblood nor life passion. It is simply one form of entertainments for me. And since I moved to China …
reviewed True Grit. January 04, 2011
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True Grit
   Coen brothers are "guilty" of adding another great film to their collection. Based on the novel by Charles Portis and on the John Wayne movie from 1969, True Grit defines the exception …
reviewed True Grit. December 30, 2010
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True Grit
Watching the Coen Bros' "True Grit”, you are endowed with a strong sense of nostalgia you get this feeling that you are being told a story that you have heard over and over again …
reviewed True Grit. December 30, 2010
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True Grit
   The Western genre is a perennial of American cinema. Sometimes very popular, sometimes just sort of “there”, but never going away. In recent years we’ve seen Westerns like …
reviewed True Grit. December 29, 2010
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True Grit
TRUE GRIT   Written and Directed by Joel Coel and Ethan Coen   Starring Jeff Bridges, Hailee Steinfeld, Matt Damon and Josh Brolin       Rooster Cogburn: I’m …
reviewed True Grit. December 29, 2010
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True Grit
The Western genre is a perennial of American cinema. Sometimes very popular, sometimes just sort of "there", but never going away. In recent years we've seen Westerns like Unforgiven and 3:10 to Yuma, …
reviewed True Grit. December 29, 2010
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True Grit
There’s a scene in both versions of “True Grit” in which Deputy Marshall Reuben J. “Rooster” Cogburn tells fourteen-year-old Mattie Ross about his ex-wife and his son, who …
reviewed True Grit. December 27, 2010
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True Grit
   If you had asked me a month, maybe even a couple of weeks ago what my favorite film of the year was going to be, without hesitation I would have said Christopher Nolan’s Inception. …
reviewed True Grit. December 26, 2010
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True Grit
Our Christmas movie this year was True Grit, which we saw in the late show Christmas night just before the first Christmas snow in Raleigh in 60 years shut down the town.  We followed that up with …
reviewed True Grit. December 26, 2010
True Grit
14-year-old Mattie Ross has come to Ft. Smith Arkansas sometime during the "old west" to hire a US Marshall to track and bring to justice the man who shot and killed her father. She hires the man she's …
reviewed True Grit. December 23, 2010
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True Grit
I have no idea how many times I have stated the rules for filming a movie that remakes an iconic original. Well, if you’re one of those folks who’ve never read any of my reviews before, they …
reviewed True Grit. December 23, 2010
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True Grit
Or should that be "The DUKE" now?      He sleeps in the back of a Chinese Grocery, he gets so drunk he can't remember details during a trial and you'd be surprised …
reviewed True Grit. December 20, 2010
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True Grit
The Coen Brothers know their way around a film. That much has been established over the years. And after a few films that were not seen by too many, they return to the West, but this time around with …
reviewed Day of the Outlaw. December 08, 2010
Day of the Outlaw
This is a cattleman-against-farmer western with two twists. The cattle owner sacrificed his life over an extended period to clear the land of outlaws. He feels that because of what he did all the land …
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