Film Review: Pitch Perfect 2

Pitch Perfect is one of my favorite films. Calm down, AFI 100 Greatest Film aficionados, I didn’t say it’s the best film; Citizen Kane can rest easy lackadaisically gliding through a bed of roses on an all terrain sled since movies aren’t graded based on the number of times I’ve seen them. But if they […]

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True Grit and the Coen Brothers

Just a week after I wrote about probably the Coen brothers film with the most mystery and depth in A Serious Man, I watched the extremely straightforward Coen brothers version of True Grit.  Despite their deviation from their usual eccentricity, I loved the film.  The Coen brothers like Tarantino have a knack for propelling a […]

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Still Playing – True Grit

Not to age my dad or anything, but westerns are a very generational thing.  Heck, the last time I really watched a western by choice was when I became obsessed with one scene in McLintock! after accidentally opening the gifted VHS copy meant for my dad on Christmas as a child.  And in all honesty, […]

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Review: True Grit

The latest from the Coen Bros., True Grit, is their least odd and most straightforward film to date but there is still plenty of weirdness, laughs, and amazing performances that we expect from these guys in this great film. The film is not a remake of the 1969 John Wayne film of the same name […]

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