The Coen brothers show their true grit
It's been a season for eye-catching, ominous-seeming teasers. "Black Swan" has its melodramatic scares. "The Social Network" gave us campus conniving set to the tune of Radiohead. And now the kings of the dark side of the human soul, the Coen brothers, save some of the creepiest for last with this new teaser for their "True Grit" remake.
Wild beards, John Ford-style photography, spooky voice-overs and music, intimidating stares from Josh Brolin and Jeff Bridges, a "retribution" tag line ... and is that Paul Giamatti dressed up as the dead man? It's "No Country for Old Men" re-imagined in the Old West (or maybe just a more Coen brothers-y "All the Pretty Horses"). December and the Oscar race just got more interesting.
-- Steven Zeitchik