11. True Grit (A)
Law school is definitely biting into my film-watching time this semester in a way it didn't in the last one. Though, since I'd already seen most of the Oscar season movies by the end of 2012, this is a fallow period for filmgoing anyway.
This was my first viewing of the Coen Bros' 2010 western since I saw it in theatres, and it holds up very well; definitely in the upper tier of their filmography, thanks to strong performances and an endlessly droll script. Roger Deakins' cinematography is likewise some of his best. I thought the ending worked better than it came across on first viewing. Hailee Steinfeld hasn't appeared in anything in the intervening two years, but she has a whole slew of projects due out in the next year or two. I'll be interested to see how her career develops.
Home Video: 7 (+1)