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Ender’s Game Is a Spectacular Near Miss!

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Ender’s Game looks great, has some very good performances and absolutely spectacular CG visuals. As a blockbuster, it has heart, emotion and action. What it doesn’t have is any anything more than a cursory examination of the themes that made the novel so powerful.

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True Grit – By Faithfully Adapting The Novel The Coen Brothers Make A Masterpiece!

Charles Portis’ novel, True Grit, is a darkly seriocomic western that satirizes the genre’s conventions by formalizing them to the point of absurdity. It makes sense that the Coen Brothers, who have a similar sensibility, would adapt the novel in a faithful, yet strikingly Coen way.

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