Coen brothers' adaptation of True Grit
from last year is a kind of
miracle — one of the greatest of all Westerns, one of the greatest of
all American films. From shot to shot, sequence to sequence, it
displays a sublime mastery of cinematic form, and packs both a
moral and an emotional punch of remarkable power. As Pauline Kael said
different context, it makes most other films released in the 21st
Century look like something at the end of a toothpick . . .