From Wendy and Lucy director Kelly Reichardt comes a stripped down, neorealist anti-Western with plans to change our fundamentally childish conceptions of the gun-totin’, Injun-lynchin’ Old West. I miss my comfy stereotypes.
Jeff Bridges’ apparently immovable jaw leads a beautifully crafted three-hander in the Coen Brothers’ True Grit. A confidently gentle pace and sparse backdrop means the focus of this Western re-make is always on the shifting central relationships rather than action- and though this may make for slightly frustrating viewing for shoot-em-up-ride-em-off lovers, the payoff is well worth the (slightly) clippety-cloppety ride.
Within 6 short months, Matt Damon has managed to appear in three films; True Grit, Hereafter and The Adjustment Bureau. Has Damon started to say “yes” to everything his agent throws at him? Is he the new Nicolas Cage? Before he goes and soils his quite astonishing career, we thought we’d have a look at the best of Damon.
Every film fan loves a good trailer. They can be the highlight of a disappointing cinema outing, and the best way to kill an otherwise dull lunch hour in front of the computer. Whether it’s a titillating teaser trailer or crammed full of split second drama and action, we love a good trailer. But we HATE a bad trailer. Why oh why do they let us in on a film’s biggest secrets and important twists before we’ve had the chance to look away? Here’s a look at some of the best, or rather worst, recent examples.
Adam Sandler’s been nominated for Grown Ups! No, of course not really.
Colin has been emptying out some space on his mantelpiece.
As the first trailer is revealed for Joel and Ethan Coen’s take on the tale that won John Wayne an Oscar in 1969, we should probably make something clear; this probably isn’t the True Grit that your dad loved.