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True Grit
Rooster Cogburn rides again in this Coen brothers' remake of the Western classic.
"...Barry Pepper and Elizabeth Marvel. Charles Portis’ best-selling novel True Grit provided the source material for the 1969 movie..."

Dec. 24, 2010 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

AFS Hosts 'True Grit' Sneak Peek
The Coen Brothers' update to screen at Paramount Dec. 15
"...True Grit, the Coen Brothers' new Western that was shot..."

Dec. 6, 2010 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

True Grit
Three women under siege in feminist western The Keeping Room

Oct. 2, 2015 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Pioneer Grit and Newfangled Novels
Debra Monroe's Hill Country Life
" Can it be that she has turned "pioneer grit" inside out like a sock in the laundry?..."

April 17, 1998 Books Feature by Tom Doyal

Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Company's True Story
In Kathy Dunn Hamrick's new dance, communities, like truths, were fluid and the movement was incomparable
"...and the truths we seek and, sometimes, learn. In True Story, communities, like truths, were fluid: a group was..."

Dec. 11, 2015 Arts Review by Jonelle Seitz

The Verde Report: In Gut-Check Time, True Colors Shine Through
What’s the secret sauce in this turnaround squad?
" only come with a heavy dose of intangibles: grit, belief, fortitude. It's in those areas where Austin FC..."

April 22, 2022 Sports Column by Eric Goodman

Romeo & Juliet
Till death do us part …
"...Romeo (the chiseler!) and the age-appropriate 16-year-old Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit) is his Juliet. They’re nice enough to look..."

Oct. 18, 2013 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

American Outlaws
"...but sorry, pa, it just ain't so. Instead of true grit and gutshot black-hatters, director Les Mayfield has crafted..."

Aug. 17, 2001 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Cream of the Crop
Ten Percent Plan Takes True Grit
"...them - and what everyone feared would happen is true. Figures recently released by the UT and reported last..."

Feb. 6, 1998 News Feature by Audrey Duff

Let Me Paint You a Picture
Movies were made to be shared
"...'True Grit' Ruined Christmas..."

May 20, 2011 Screens Feature by James Renovitch

The Latest in Paper
'Portis' characters are painfully human; they are often complicated, sometimes plain wretched, and always worth the price of admission," writes Anne Harris of the great man's True Grit. "And his frugal comic dexterity can be so subtle as to just whisper beneath catastrophe."
"...True Grit by Charles Portis..."

March 21, 2003 Books Feature by Anne Harris

Mountain Patrol: Kekexili
A self-appointed game warden and his ragtag band of volunteers cross some treacherous Chinese landscape in search of poachers who are decimating the Tibetan antelope.
"...Patrol is a scrappy little action movie about a true-life eco-warrior from China’s rebellious outlying provinces, but it splits..."

May 26, 2006 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Only the Brave
Visceral dramatization of the heroic work of the Granite Mountain Hotshots
" Only the Brave, which is based on the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, 19 of whom..."

Oct. 20, 2017 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Way Back
In this film set in 1940 and directed by Peter Weir, seven multinational prisoners in a Siberian labor camp escape and walk 4,000 miles to safety in India.
" depicted in this grimly functional "based on a true story" man vs. nature narrative, but no one can..."

Jan. 28, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

All I Want for Christmas
"...story), but it borrows much of the same whimsy, grit and Christmas sentiment from the original. What two New..."

Nov. 8, 1991 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

20 Years of Austin Studios
More than just soundstages: Looking back on the unique success of Austin Studios
"...Studios. The moment in the Coen brothers remake of True Grit, when Rooster Cogburn shoots the dying horse? "They're..."

Feb. 28, 2020 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Hail, Caesar!
The Coen brothers celebrate and eviscerate old Hollywood
"...the much-lauded but enervating Inside Llewyn Davis and 2010’s True Grit. The new film packs enough distinct plot lines..."

Feb. 5, 2016 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

When They Were Kings
My All American revisits UT Football legend Freddie Steinmark
" of mythic proportion, saturated in inexorable tragedy and grit-fueled redemption. Finally, a nuanced and dignified narrative of the..."

Nov. 13, 2015 Screens Feature by Kahron Spearman

The Keeping Room
Slow-burn thriller is a Western with a feminist slant
"...See "True Grit," Oct. 2, for an interview with the screenwriter,..."

Oct. 2, 2015 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me
Touching documentary captures Campbell's final tour, which is made more poignant and brave because of the musician's worsening Alzheimer's.
" the movies (he starred with John Wayne in True Grit). Ultimately, I’ll Be Me is both an unconventional..."

Nov. 21, 2014 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Of Family Heirlooms and Industrial Films
The Texas Archive of the Moving Image preserves the state's cinematic roads less traveled
"...Saturday and Sunday it will screen Spy Kids, the True Grit remake, and Dazed and Confused – all shot..."

May 27, 2011 Screens Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

Watch out, cartoon critters: There’s a new sheriff in town, and his name is Rango.
"...(the genre that many had declared dead until the True Grit remake put the lie to that particular illusion)...."

March 4, 2011 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

2010 Screens Top 10s
"...Catfish, Somewhere, True Grit MOST UNDERRATED..."

Jan. 7, 2011 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

Backing 'Black'
The Austin Film Critics Association announces 2010 awards
"...Best Supporting Actress: Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit..."

Dec. 24, 2010 Screens Feature by Kimberley Jones

AFCA Backs 'Black Swan'
Local film critics pick year's best
"...Best Supporting Actress: Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit..."

Dec. 22, 2010 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

SXSW Alum News, Plus the Search for a One-Armed Lady
Margaret Brown wins a Peabody, and other news from the Austin film community
"...on the ongoing casting search of the Coen Brothers’ True Grit, which films this spring in nearby Granger. The..."

March 31, 2010 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Bangkok Dangerous
The Pang brothers' remake of their own film is all cock and no bang.
"..."ancient Chinese secret" was somehow scrubbing away all the true grit and raw wallop of Asia's finest. Perhaps their..."

Sept. 12, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

One Big Guitar
The return of the True Believers
"...From the first chord, the fivepiece plays hard and true, like its name, demonstrating the same force of nature..."

Feb. 22, 2013 Music Feature by Tim Stegall

SXSW Adds Iron Man, Captain Kirk, New Order to Speaker List
Robert Downey Jr., William Shatner, Deepak Chopra headed to Austin
"...● Dateline 24/7: How the True Crime Powerhouse Became a Podcast Empire: In this session,..."

Feb. 14, 2023 SXSW Post by Richard Whittaker

How to Be a Popular Girl
What will shy novelist Sarah Bird do now that she's back in the limelight, Dick Holland asks in this profile of the author of The Yokota Officers Club.
" her literary hero, the quietly hilarious Charles Portis (True Grit, Norwood), and a location shoot that landed her..."

June 22, 2001 Books Feature by Dick Holland

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