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Once (2006) A musician lamenting a broken relationship and an immigrant form a friendship over their mutual love of music. Starring Glen Hansard (The Frames) and Marketa Irglova, I revisited this sweet little movie* after listening to Marketa Irglova on Noisetrade,... Continue Reading →

“Then I woke up”: No Country for Old Men (2007) – Part 4 of 4

There will be no abrupt ending to this series. We're up to the fourth and final part! This post continues straight on from Part 3 so if you've just landed here, start at Part 1. For everyone else, Part 4... Continue Reading →

“It ain’t all waitin’ on you.” – No Country for Old Men (2007) – Part 3 of 4

In Part 1, we saw that in this life there are no clean getaways - either a bad guy will get you, your bad choices will get you or your body will get you. That's pretty much how life seems.... Continue Reading →

No clean getaways: No Country for Old Men (2007) – Part 1 of 4

A man steals millions of dollars from a drug deal gone bad and plays a deadly cat and mouse game with a serial killer the syndicate sends to get their money back, while aging sheriff Bell attempts to track them... Continue Reading →

True Grit (2010) – Part 2 of 3

In Part 1, we met Mattie, Cogburn and La Boeuf, and saw the prominence of faith in framing and enabling Mattie's quest. For all the beauty of Mattie's faith and innocence to this point, True Grit is ultimately about revenge,... Continue Reading →

True Grit (2010) – Part 1 of 3 After her father is murdered by one of his employees, Mattie Ross engages a deputy U.S. Marshal to track down the killer. She’s given three recommendations, but chooses Rooster Cogburn because she hears he’s a man with "true grit".... Continue Reading →

The Descendants (2011)

Three things to like about The Descendants: 1. George Clooney - In contrast with many other roles which in which George embodies style, smooth-talking and has a bunch of cool friends, George admirably pulls off the ordinary and vulnerable father.... Continue Reading →

Who is in control: The Next Three Days (2010)

In The Next Three Days, Russell Crowe stars as John Brennan, a teacher whose wife, Lara, is convicted for the murder of her boss. Not convinced of her guilt, and having exhausted the legal options, Brennan begins developing a plan... Continue Reading →

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