True Grit

Part of The Coen Brothers Go West
Sunday, November 4, 2018, 3:00 p.m.
Museum of the Moving Image - Redstone Theater

Dirs. Joel Coen, Ethan Coen. 2010, 110 mins. 35mm. With Jeff Bridges, Hailee Steinfeld, Matt Damon. Originally filmed in 1969 as a John Wayne vehicle (which netted The Duke his only Oscar), Charles Portis’s classic western novel gets a truer, grittier adaptation courtesy of The Coens. Jeff Bridges is marvelously grizzled as the one-eyed U.S. Marshal Rooster Cogburn, who aids a vengeance-obsessed fourteen-year-old girl on her quest to hunt down her father’s killer. Soft-pedaling their usual bravura eccentricities in service of the story, the brothers deliver a rollicking, masterfully crafted take on the old-fashioned oater, enhanced by the superb performances and Roger Deakins’s beautifully expressive cinematography.

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