I knew four things about True Grit prior to watching it: it’s a western, it stars Matt Damon and Jeff Bridges, it’s directed by the Coen Brothers, and there is a controversy about whether the young girl should be nominated for best actress or best supporting actress. Having not heard much about it and not knowing anyone who’s seen it my expectations were fairly low, however, I was completely blown away. I grew up with a deep love of westerns and Indians and cowboys (Davy Crockett anyone?) and this movie had everything I love in a good western. The amazing young girl, Hailee Steinfeld, is by far the start of the film and she most certainly should have been nominated for best actress, and maybe she should have even won it; that’s how remarkable her performance is. I feel like True Grit has somewhat flown under the radar, but it’s a fantastic film that I highly recommend.