This holiday movie season has been shockingly free of home runs—you have to go back to The Social Network to find a Hollywood product that isn't marred with flaws. But the Coen brothers save the Christmas season with True Grit, a movie indebted to both the brilliant Charles Portis novel and the 1969 John Wayne film that came before. It's a gritty western shot through with mind-boggling performances by Jeff Bridges and, especially, Hailee Steinfeld. Her Mattie Ross narrates the movie with just the right mixture of unsentimentality, observational wit, and cool rage. (See Movie Times: