True Grit, 2010 (♦♦♦♦)
I had a hard time understanding most of the dialog (English is my second language in case you haven’t noticed), but from what I could discern, I realized that despite the grit, the movie was funny at times, if only briefly. The scenography was breathtaking; I particularly enjoyed the scene at night when it was snowing and Cogburn was carrying Mattie in his arms (very poetic!) I think that Jeff Bridges did a great performance in this film as an alcoholic lawman, and so did Matt Damon, but no doubt the most gracious and vibrant performance in this film is Hailee Steinfeld’s as Mattie. It will be a delight to see her grow into other roles.