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Cinema grit: It’s true.

Forgive me, Laura. Despite your devotion to him, I was never a John Wayne fan, likely predicated on my less-than-passing interest in Westerns – Clint Eastwood’s Unforgiven notwithstanding. Given my predisposition, I never watched the original True Grit. I never … Continue reading

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Oscars Pass on the Heartland

Films with a midwest connection fared well in one awards judging, but fell short in Hollywood’s annual statue-fest. Winter Bone, a grim tale set in the Missouri Ozarks, swept the “supporting” categories at the Independent Spirit Awards, at the Saturday … Continue reading

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