SATURDAY TRUE GRIT
8.30PM, SBS ★★★★
An exemplary new adaptation of the classic Charles Portis novel, True Grit sees the Coen brothers doubling back towards some familiar territory. Not quite No Country For Old Men, more No Country for a Young Woman. And a world away from the corny John Wayne version of yesteryear. The story told here is that of a wild west revenge saga with a difference – the difference being that it is a 14-year-old girl, Mattie Ross (Hailee Steinfeld) looking to square up the murder of her father in the 1870s. Jeff Bridges and Matt Damon co-star.