14- True Grit (2010) [7.0]
A tough U.S. Marshal helps a stubborn young woman track down her father’s murderer.
I’m a huge fan of the Coen brothers, but was somewhat disappointed with True Grit. Even still, it’s an excellent film: Roger Deakin’s cinematography is as beautiful as ever (when will this man win an Oscar?!) and young Hailee Steinfeld puts in one of the best performances by a young actress I’ve seen. Carter Burwell’s score will make you want to pop in your favorite westerns from yesteryear. I can’t compare it to the original, as I haven’t seen it, but True Grit is an enjoyable western through and through.