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  • The Survivalist

    The Survivalist

    ★★★★

    Wonderfully sparse and dark, this film cuts to the core of our notion of trust and demonstrates how trust is not fixed - its not guaranteed, it isn't something you earn once and have forever. Trust evolves, because ultimately it is projected, traded or shared between people. And people change.

    For a long while, its just us and the protagonist. We watch his daily routine in this post apocalyptic world and wonder where this film is going. We come to…

  • True Grit

    True Grit

    ★★★★

    No better western out there - even for those folks who don't like cowboys vs. "The law". This film isn't so much about cowboys and the law, this is about doing the right thing - and even for those for whom the right thing seems like a distant memory, its still in there, buried deep somewhere.

    It's also Jeff Bridges in his second best career role as the weathered Marshall Rooster Cogburn in what starts as a farcical hunt for…