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  • 'The King's Speech' dethrones 'The Social Network'

    'The King's Speech' dethrones 'The Social Network'
    Hollywood's coronation of "The King's Speech" culminated Sunday night when the story of stuttering King George VI and his speech therapist won four Academy Awards, including best picture. But if the Oscars completed the historical drama's ascension, the...
  • 'True Grit'

    'True Grit'
    Much more a reimagining of the Charles Portis novel than a remake of the Oscar-winning John Wayne movie, filmmaking brothers Joel and Ethan Coen's take on the Western tale boasts Jeff Bridges' effective performance as Rooster Cogburn, the grizzled...
  • Historic Old West buildings are Las Vegas, N.M.'s jewels

    Historic Old West buildings are Las Vegas, N.M.'s jewels
    When you think of Las Vegas, you probably don't think of Las Vegas, N.M. It's the other Las Vegas, and perhaps the wildest Wild West town you've never heard of. I had never heard of Las Vegas, N.M., when I first encountered it in 1997 — a Western...
  • Golden Globes snub 'True Grit,' 'Hereafter,' 'Black Swan's' Barbara Hershey, 'Get Low's' Robert Duvall

    Golden Globes snub 'True Grit,' 'Hereafter,' 'Black Swan's' Barbara Hershey, 'Get Low's' Robert Duvall
    Billboards and commercials for the movie "True Grit" are as ubiquitous this holiday season as six-shooters in a Western saloon. But you won't find the Joel and Ethan Coen film on the list of Golden Globe nominees announced Tuesday. The western was shut...
  • Charles Portis' 'True Grit' story aims for revenge, redemption and loss

    Charles Portis' 'True Grit' story aims for revenge, redemption and loss
    Sometimes you read a book at the wrong time. That was the case for me with Charles Portis' 1968 novel "True Grit" (Tusk/Overlook: 236 pp., $14.95 paper), which I first picked up in the early 1970s, after seeing the film with John Wayne. Back then, I had...
  • A close-up on this year's film costumes

    A close-up on this year's film costumes
    From the lava-like raw-linen tunic inspired by avant-garde Japanese design in "The Tempest" to the Rodarte-designed twisted tutus in "Black Swan," the fashion in this holiday season's "prestige" films is notable for historical references and inventive...
  • Thoughts from Dr. Joe: Finding 'True Grit'

    Thoughts from Dr. Joe: Finding 'True Grit'
    It was July 4th, 1969. I had a 24-hour pass, so I headed to D.C. Thought I'd take in movie, then see the fireworks at the Washington Monument. This would be my last hurrah before the hell week of infantry school. I had just finished reading Charles...
  • On Theater: Revealing the man and woman of the year

    Editor's note: This is the last column in a three-part series reviewing the year 2010 in local theater. * One is an acclaimed professional actor, the other a skilled director of community theater productions. Both are at the top of their game. His...
  • Reel Critics: 'True Grit' a truly great movie

    Let's cut to the chase. "True Grit" is one of the very best films of the year. Written and directed by the Coen Brothers, it takes a sharp offbeat turn on the basic elements of Hollywood cowboy movies. It's full of dark humor and snappy dialogue, but less...
  • Reel Critics: The year on the silver screen

    Reel Critics: The year on the silver screen
    Suzanne Perez's picks for best and worst movies of 2010: Favorite Films 1. "The Social Network" — A real-life geek inherits the Earth. Aaron Sorkin's quicksilver dialogue and Jesse Eisenberg's acting delivery are superb. 2. "The Kids Are...
  • Golden Globes: No 'True Grit' but lots of potential surprises

    Golden Globes: No 'True Grit' but lots of potential surprises
    One thing that's certain come Sunday evening at the 68th annual Golden Globe Awards — Joel and Ethan Coen's remake of "True Grit" will not be taking home any honors because the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. snubbed the box office hit. On the...