Tuesday, December 30 2014
The odds of discovering gems like Boyhood felt thinner in 2014 than they have for quite some time.
Thursday, June 4 2009
Again in the Eastwood oeuvre, a man who thinks he's in control, and especially around women, finds out he's not quite.
Thursday, January 15 2009
Unlike previous years, where classics came crawling out of the celluloid woodwork with regular reckless abandon, 2008 was more calm… and considered. That's not to say that choosing 30 top titles was hard. The difficulty in placing them in some manner of rank order suggests the actual depth of quality involved.
Thursday, July 11 2013
These 20 films are a journey through the social and political conditions of America and a broader history of human violence that crowns no winners and knows no end.
Thursday, October 23 2008
Kaufman’s Synecdoche, New York is performance art as civilization-annihilating Godzilla, whereas Eastwood's Changeling is a film that wins the stranger than fiction category, hands-down.
Tuesday, December 23 2014
In American Sniper, military sharpshooter Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper) comes to see that delineations among wolves, dogs, and sheep are rarely obvious.
Friday, June 20 2014
Clint Eastwood’s bland band biopic approach drains the energy from the stage version of this blockbuster razzmatazz jukebox musical.
Thursday, March 13 2014
This new 10th anniversary Blu-ray offers a pair of new interesting bonus features that have new perspectives on the film.
Sunday, February 26 2012
Revealing the nature of secrets, the power they—and those who keep them—generate, and the tragedy of good intentions gone horribly awry, whether in public or private, makes J. Edgar a powerful film.
Tuesday, November 8 2011
As much as he wants to emulate Jimmy Cagney, Hoover appears during a couple of FBI team arrests to be too anxious to use his weapon. This translates -- awkwardly and obviously -- to his relationship with Tolson as well.
Thursday, June 19 2014
By shuffling the songs off to the side, Clint Eastwood does the Four Seasons and Jersey Boys a grand disservice.
Friday, October 22 2010
A triptych of tales which argue for a stronger editorial hand and the inherent flaw in such a format -- all parts of your omnibus better work, or the failures threaten to pull down the successes.
Thursday, October 21 2010
The 'Net is expert at rewriting pop culture history. It's like Communism without the misguided Marxist motive for reconfiguring the past.
Friday, December 11 2009
If truth is stranger than fiction, what is the fictionalized version of reality? More normal? Less special? That's the quandary facing Clint Eastwood and his
Wednesday, October 29 2008
The Clint Eastwood renaissance has been a joy to behold. While many thought his 1992 Oscar for Unforgiven would mark the culmination of an amazing, four
Wednesday, February 8 2012
LOS ANGELES — Of all the directors who could have become a lightning rod for the right this election season, Clint Eastwood wouldn’t be high
Monday, November 7 2011
LOS ANGELES — For nearly five decades, J. Edgar Hoover was the face of law enforcement in the U.S., but to most Americans, the longtime
Monday, October 18 2010
NEW YORK — "Hereafter," Clint Eastwood's 31st feature film as a director in 40 years, drew enthusiastic applause at Lincoln Center, where it closed the New York
Thursday, September 16 2010
TORONTO — Judging by the reaction to him at Toronto's Elgin Theatre on Sunday night, Clint Eastwood can still muster a lot of love. There was
Monday, December 29 2008
As Gran Torino opens, Korean War veteran Walt Kowalski (played by Clint Eastwood) has just buried his wife - and with her, his remaining interest