Review: The Mule

Director: Clint Eastwood Stars: Clint Eastwood, Ignacio Serricchio, Bradley Cooper With the President having a tantrum in the White House, with his shutdown government and his enfeebled and hopeless rallying cries about his goddamned wall, its worth stopping and taking stock of how popular American culture has turned to the Mexican as the all-purpose bad … Continue reading Review: The Mule

Review: Sully

Director: Clint Eastwood Stars: Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney One of the major debilitating symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is the inability to remember a traumatic event without feeling as though you are reliving it. Todd Komarnicki's screenplay for Sully, directed by Clint Eastwood, is clearly sensitive to this fact. The decision made by … Continue reading Review: Sully

Review: American Sniper

Consider this list of words. Hustle. Beauty. Mary. Pie. Wedding. Reunion. Splendor. Psycho. Gangster. Gigolo. President. Muscle. Yakuza. Buffalo. Samurai. Gothic. Gun. Dreamz. Virgin. Loser. Ninja. Outlaws. Werewolf In London. Werewolf In Paris. History X. And now Sniper. Before we get into the meat of this film, can I make a humble request that studios … Continue reading Review: American Sniper

Review: J. Edgar

***originally written 9 March 2012*** Hmm. The biopic. Maybe the most thankless of film genres. How do you summarise a life? How do you condense years into two hours? The answer, most often, is that you don’t. You can’t. Which is why so many of them don’t work. They feel like cliff-notes at best. Worse … Continue reading Review: J. Edgar

Why I Love… #8: The Good The Bad & The Ugly

Year: 1966 Director: Sergio Leone Stars: Clint Eastwood (‘Blondie’ / ’The Good’), Lee Van Cleef (‘Angel Eyes’ / ’The Bad’), Eli Wallach (Tuco / ’The Ugly’) Genre: Western The Good, The Bad & The Ugly was always one of those titles. It ranks in the IMDB’s top 10. Its three hours long. It’s constantly revered … Continue reading Why I Love… #8: The Good The Bad & The Ugly