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Thursday, June 4 2009

Clint Eastwood: American Icon Collection

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

The New Classics - The 30 Best Films of 2008

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.


Columns

Thursday, July 11 2013

To Live Is to Die: Clint Eastwood's Dangerous Oeuvre

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

Identities in Flux

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.


Reviews

Friday, June 20 2014

'Jersey Boys' Heavy-Handed Mama’s Meatballs Nostalgia

Clint Eastwood’s bland band biopic approach drains the energy from the stage version of this blockbuster razzmatazz jukebox musical.


Thursday, March 13 2014

Million Dollar Baby: 10th Anniversary Edition

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

Secrets and Lies: 'J. Edgar' Explores the Duality of Hoover and the FBI

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

Clint Eastwood Shows 'J. Edgar' Haunted by History

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, March 17 2011

Something Awaits in the Hereafter, but What that Something Is Remains Unclear

Though two feature films are included in the Blu-ray release of Hereafter, only Clint Eastwood's career retrospective showcases his best work.


Blogs

Thursday, June 19 2014

Jersey Oys: Hollywood's On-Going Problem with Musical Biopics

By shuffling the songs off to the side, Clint Eastwood does the Four Seasons and Jersey Boys a grand disservice.


Friday, October 22 2010

'Hereafter': Death Be Not Profound

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

Age as Appreciation: The Critics and 'Hereafter'

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

'Invictus' Is More Thrilling Off the Pitch Than On

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


Thursday, October 30 2008

Narrative Choices Challenge 'Changeling's Effectiveness

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


News

Wednesday, February 8 2012

Is Clint Eastwood really a partisan provocateur?

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


Tuesday, November 8 2011

Clint Eastwood, Leonard DiCaprio talk about making ‘J. Edgar’

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

'Gold standard' Clint Eastwood delivers again with 'Hereafter'

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 2010: Can Clint Eastwood regain his awards luster?

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


Tuesday, December 30 2008

Hanging tough with the old master Clint Eastwood

As Gran Torino opens, Korean War veteran Walt Kowalski (played by Clint Eastwood) has just buried his wife - and with her, his remaining interest


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