True Grit

The Best Films of 2010 | 11 Jan 2011 // 4:00 PM

Among this year's winners include a fake documentary, a comedy about Jihad, a vampire story NOT dealing with tacky tween romance, a haunting hillbilly noir, and an elegant tale about clones. Not necessarily the usual cinematic suspects.

The Best Male Film Performances of 2010 | 4 Jan 2011 // 4:00 PM

Heroes and villains, criminals and crazed creative types: the 20 best male performances of 2010 definitely run the dramatic/comedic character topography... with a few unusual turns tossed in for good measure.


Go Play in Traffic: 5 Movies About Kids That Are Better Than 'Hugo' and 'True Grit' | 28 Mar 2012 // 6:00 PM

Precocious cherubs and wise-beyond-their-years savants are a Hollywood staple, but they don't really reflect the state of actually being a kid. Here are a five good, great, or interesting films that are far more effective in portraying that being a kid is a really weird thing to be.


'True Grit' Brings Out the Best in the Coen Brothers | 6 Jun 2011 // 6:15 AM

This is a character-driven, emotional movie wrapped in a fast-paced, entertaining plot. And although the story takes place long ago, Mattie’s inspirational example of strength, perseverance, and finding one’s own “grit” is timeless.

'True Grit': Some Bully Shot | 23 Dec 2010 // 7:55 PM

True Grit clarifies the relationship between their very rugged physical adventure and their storytelling, their repeated efforts to claim control of the brutality they encounter and enact.


PopTalk: The 2015 Academy Award Nominations | 20 Feb 2015 // 10:00 AM

PopTalk is a new podcast on PopMatters that casts its gaze on exciting developments in culture and the arts. In this first installment, we examine the 2015 Oscar nominees, and the broken rules of the institution that is the Academy.

Finally Getting It? The 2011 Oscar Nominations | 25 Jan 2011 // 3:50 AM

The 2011 Oscar Nominations, with indications that, for once, the Academy might have figured out what truly was/is the Year's Best.


Coen brothers relish 'tough stylistic choices' | 23 Feb 2011 // 3:30 AM

Joel and Ethan Coen have written, directed and produced some of the smartest and most iconic movies of the modern era, from cult comedies such

Hollywood discovers teen girls' true grit | 12 Jan 2011 // 4:00 AM

LOS ANGELES — "I am about to embark on a great adventure," says the hero, tucking a Colt revolver into a flour sack, donning a wide-brimmed

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Con Brio: The Best New Live Band in America?

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"There’s a preciousness to McCarter and the rest of the mostly young band. You want to freeze the moment, to make sure they are taking it all in too. Because it’s going to change.

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