Grit

True Grit (2010)

True Grit first published by EyeforFilm There is a strange sequence in the middle of Ethan and Joel Coen’s latest film, True Grit. Headstrong 14-year-old Mattie Ross (Hailee Steinfeld) and her hired lawman Deputy Marshall Reuben ‘Rooster’ Cogburn’ (Jeff Bridges) are riding through the Choctaw Nation in search of Tom Chaney (Josh Brolin), the man…

Hollow

Hollow Man (2000) and Hollow Man II (2006)

Hollow Man (2000) and Hollow Man II (2006) first published by Little White Lies as the 85th entry in my Cinema Psychotronicum column “No man would keep his hands off what was not his own when he could safely take what he liked out of the market, or go into houses and lie with any…

Sicario

Sicario (2015)

First published by Real Crime As text explains at the beginning of Denis Villeneuve’s latest film, the word ‘sicario’ is now used in Mexico to denote a ‘hitman’, but comes originally from the zealots of Jerusalem, murderously opposed to the “Romans who invaded their homeland.” Accordingly, Sicario opens with a different homeland under invasion, as…