Tag: clinteastwood

70s Rewind: ESCAPE FROM ALCATRAZ, We Gotta Get Out of This Place

Clint Eastwood stars in Don Siegel's muscular drama, based on a true story and now streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

WHY DON'T YOU JUST DIE! Interview: Kirill Sokolov On His Violent And Fun Apartment Western

Russian director Kirill Sokolov wears his influences on his sleeve in Why Don’t You Just Die!, a revenge tale in which a boyfriend (Matvey, played by Aleksandr Kuznetsov) will try to fulfill his girlfriend’s (Evgeniya Kregzhde as Olya) wish: kill...

Eric Ortiz's Favorite Movies Of 2019

Another year of movie-watching is over. 2019 was pretty special for me for several reasons. First of all, I was selected to be part of Fantastic Fest 2019 Screening Team, so I had to review over 60 film submissions. That...

Friday One Sheet: Floating Heads, The Horror, The Horror

It is the week of Halloween, and horror movie posters abound. But the real horror is the poster-trend that never seems to die: the infamous floating heads. This trend came to prominence in the age of Walmart DVD shelves. Getting...

Critical Distance: Sofia Coppola's THE BEGUILED Raises More Questions Than It Answers

Just before Sofia Coppola's The Beguiled debuted at the Cannes Film Festival, I revisited Don Siegel's 1971 version, starring Clint Eastwood. As I noted, Siegel's film "is more layered, even more problematic -- and open to interpretation and later repudiation...

70s Rewind: THE BEGUILED, Clint Eastwood in a Weird, Southern Gothic Experiment

Sofia Coppola's new version of The Beguiled will debut at the Cannes Film Festival next week, ahead of its theatrical release in the U.S. on June 23, which makes this is an opportune time to consider Don Siegel's 1971 version...

Review: Hanks Sticks the Landing, But SULLY Fails to Soar

Oscar-winning director Clint Eastwood helms this big screen reenactment of the “Miracle on the Hudson", when US Airways flight 1549 made an emergency landing on New York’s Hudson River in January 2009. Tom Hanks plays Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, who...

The Grossi Gang: the True Story Sergio Leone Wanted to Tell

When Maestro Sergio Leone invented the “Western à la Italiana” genre, late in 1960, He could not talk about Italy because no one would have taken seriously a story of outlaws not set in the USA. He and his crew...

Destroy All Monsters: Faster, AMERICAN SNIPER! Kill! Kill!

Warning: Spoilers for American Sniper below. If Twitter is anything to go by, the liberal side of the population is never even going to attempt to understand why American Sniper cleared a gargantuan $107M over the Martin Luther King weekend,...

Opening: AMERICAN SNIPER Takes Fire

Director Clint Eastwood aims for stoic, heroic grandeur in American Sniper, an adaptation of a bestselling book about Chris Kyle, subtitled "The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History." Eastwood's film, however, misses the target entirely for...

Review: AMERICAN SNIPER Aims At The Bullseye, Misses Entirely

Director Clint Eastwood aims for stoic, heroic grandeur in American Sniper, an adaptation of a bestselling book about Chris Kyle, subtitled "The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History." Eastwood's film, however, misses the target entirely for...

AnarchyVision: Jason Gorber Talks JERSEY BOYS, OBVIOUS CHILD, THE ROVER And... Brangelina?

Talk this week of a couple festival flicks, as well as Clint Eastwood's latet. Jersey Boys is a bit of a mess, but Sundance dramedy Obvious Child and Cannes' bleak apoca-Western The Rover make up for it this week.Also for...

Review: JERSEY BOYS, Oh, What a Mess...

I probably went into Jersey Boys with expectations that were too high. That's not to say I expected some grand musical masterpiece, delicately crafted and impeccably told. No, I just wanted a decent popcorn flick about a couple of wise guys...

LA Film Festival Announces 2014 Lineup

The Los Angeles Film Festival is turning 20 this year, and to celebrate, the fine folks at Film Independent have quite the whopper of a line up. Bong Joon-ho's hotly anticipated science fiction actioner Snowpiercer opens the fest, which runs...

TIFF 2013 Review: UNFORGIVEN, A Remake That Acts As Love Letter Rather Than Redux

The cross-pollination between Japanese chambara films and the traditional Hollywood-style Western has resulted in some of the most important films in cinema history. As Kurosawa looked to John Ford for inspiration, the cycle would continue in the 60s and 70s...

Director Ted Post, 95, Has Died

Ted Post, who directed Clint Eastwood Westerns, the weird cult classic The Baby, and the sequels Magnum Force and Beneath the Planet of the Apes, has died. He was 95. His name may not be instantly familiar, but Post was...

BREAKING: Eastwood To Replace Spielberg On AMERICAN SNIPER

It was earlier this month that Deadline broke the word that Steven Spielberg was withdrawing from American Sniper, a bio-pic set to star Bradley Cooper as real life Navy SEAL Chris Kyle. Dreamworks withdrew at the time as well, leaving...

Gorgeous Full Trailer For The Japanese Remake Of Clint Eastwood's UNFORGIVEN!

A lot of positive buzz was generated when the two short teasers for the Japanese remake of Clint Eastwood's Unforgiven were released. We now have the full trailer to show you, and it looks absolutely gorgeous. Lee Sang-il, the acclaimed director...

Spielberg Selects Sniper Movie With Bradley Cooper

After postponing production on Robopocalypse indefinitely, Steven Spielberg has found his next project. And it's a timely one. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Spielberg will direct American Sniper, based on the autobiography of Chris Kyle, a Navy SEAL who became...

Second Teaser For Japanese Remake Of Eastwood's UNFORGIVEN

You ready for another taste of what happens when a key work from one of the most American of all American directors is transposed into another country? Well, here you go with a second teaser for the Lee Sang-il directed...