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Berlin Film Festival: The World in Upheaval

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Vivian Norris

One way for us to travel and experience what our fellow human beings are going through, is through cinema. And the Berlinale film highlights these kinds of films better than the Oscars or Golden Globes.

True Grit vs. Gruesome Grit

Joan Z. Shore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Joan Z. Shore

In the case of the new True Grit -- the highly touted opus of the Coen brothers -- the gap between the original film and the remake couldn't be more treasonable... and more disturbing.

Tara Reid Makes Major Fail, Filmmakers Mock Her

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

In the mid-to-late-90's, Tara Reid made her name playing dumb blondes. If she has any complaints about type casting, this may not help. Speaking at a...

Jeff Bridges On 'Mature' Hailee Steinfeld

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Jeff Bridges may have his name on the marquee, but he thinks Hailee Steinfeld is the true star. Bridges spoke with about their Oscar-...

True Grit and the Truth about Revenge

Thane Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Thane Rosenbaum

The cultural moment where True Grit finds itself as one of America's most popular films is neither surprising nor necessarily of its own making.

I (Heart) The Fighter

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Last week's retrospective of David O. Russell's career had me thinking of a new category: Movie with the Biggest Heart. The Fighter may vie with Toy Story 3, but in the end would topple all contenders.

An Environmentalist's Review of True Grit

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Avital Andrews

[SPOILER ALERT: This review contains plot revelations; don't read past the second paragraph if you don't want to know how the story ends.]We can be fa...

'True Grit' Wins Box Office With $15 Million Weekend, 'Country Strong' Flops

AP | DAVID GERMAIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — "True Grit" seized the reins at the weekend box office with $15 million, taking the No. 1 spot and becoming the first Western to top t...

'True Grit'? True Grace.

Cathleen Falsani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Cathleen Falsani

While many will argue that God's grace is notably absent elsewhere in the "Coeniverse," it is powerfully present in True Grit

True Grit Is Truly Grittier Than the Original

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

As good as the new True Grit is, it still suffers in comparison to the original. Those who have seen the 1969 John Wayne version remember it as an epic western full of grandeur and glory.

'Little Fockers' And 'True Grit' In Tight Battle For Box Office Win

AP | DAVID GERMAIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Robert De Niro and Ben Stiller's "Little Fockers" remained the top draw at the weekend box office with $26.3 million, according to...

The Coen Brothers' True Grit Lacks Substance

Hunter Stuart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Hunter Stuart

True Grit is a unique, stylish, exciting movie, but there isn't enough substance to provide real insight into the characters.

Truer Grit

Michael Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Michael Jones

The Coen brothers have made a great American movie in that greatest of American movie genres: the Western.

WATCH: Jeff Bridges Almost Told Coen Brothers No On 'Big Lebowski'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

The Dude almost did not abide. One of the most memorable characters of the last two decades of film almost never came to be. In the new PBS documenta...

HuffPost Readers Review 'True Grit'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

UPDATE: We asked you to give your reviews, and we got a record number of responses. Thanks to all the writers -- here are just a few of the many, many...

Movie Review: True Grit

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

While both the 1969 and the Coens bothers' remake are relatively faithful to the novel, the Coens more closely captures a sense of rough justice, and that even heroes have feet of clay.

Movie Stars and Horses Show the Coen's True Grit

Marsha Hayes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Marsha Hayes

We love men in chaps, the gentle jingle of spurs, the scuffling sounds boots make on wooden floors, but this list can go no farther without nailing the one thing integral to a true Western: the horses.

PHOTOS: Warhol Opening, 'True Grit' Premiere And More

The Huffington Post | Grace Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

New Yorkers faced the cold last night at the New York premiere of the Coen Brothers' new film True Grit. Starring Matt Damon, Jeff Bridges and Josh B...

For Colored Girls, And For Multiple Stakes

Wyatt Closs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Wyatt Closs

The film, "For Colored Girls", is gonna have sista girl flair for sure, but there are a number of reasons to peep it and especially watch how it unfol...

New York Film Festival and Hamptons International Film Festival: Autumn in NY

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The great pleasures of the fall film season, the venerable NYFF in its 48th year and HIFF, 18 and growing, leave me reeling (no pun), reflecting upon ...

Interview: Zhang Yimou Opens Noodle Shop

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Remakes? They hold no interest for award-winning Chinese director Zhang Yimou. And yet here he comes with A Woman, A Gun and a Noodle Shop, his remak...

HuffPost Review: A Woman, a Gun and a Noodle Shop

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It seems like a weirdly cross-cultural idea: Chinese master Zhang Yimou does a remake of the Coen brothers' debut film, Blood Simple. If the film lacks the dryly mordant Coen wit, it offers other pleasures -- but also some problems.

For The Benefit Of Tuli Kupferberg

Michael Simmons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Simmons

For those who trot out the tired cliché of hippies morphing into stockbrokers, check out the Fugs. No sell-out here.

Tarantino Vs. Coen Bros: The Mashup That Was Meant To Be (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Film nerds everywhere, rejoice. Powerhouse modern filmmakers Quentin Tarantino and Joel & Ethan Coen have made many great films, and one YouTube user ...

Interview: Director Tom DiCillo opens the Doors in Strange

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

He's got critical acclaim, film-festival cred and a reputation as a smart, funny writer-director of offbeat comedies and dramas that skewer contempora...