Casino Jack (2010)

An unfocused, ill-advised dud that wants to be some kind of breezy satire, but is as subtle as Frankenstein’s monster doing a tap dance and not as funny.

True Grit (2010)

In a film bubbling with humor and adventure yet shot through with a bracing melancholy, Joel and Ethan Coen have perfectly captured Charles Portis’ beloved novel True Grit while still making a film uniquely their own. The Coen stamp is subtler than it is with their original creations, but it is readily apparent and most welcome – a perfect fit for the material.





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