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Clint Eastwood

Sully (2016)

There's no question the miraculous water landing of US Airways flight 1549 is bursting with cinematic potential. On 15th January, 2009, a passenger jet piloted by Captain Chesley Sullenberger was struck by a flock of birds shortly after…

Sully (2016)

"155" Typically Clint is doing good, straightforward, old fashioned filmmaking in his new movie Sully, whose title itself signals the mood: simplicity. The subject is an old fashioned hero, the pilot, Chesley Sullenberger, nickname…

Slow West (2015)

Slow Western When he signed on to finance and star in this picture Michael Fassbender must have had in mind one of those slow-burning, lyrical westerns like Unforgiven. He might have imagined gaining some Clint Eastwood grit, too: His is…

Thunderbolt And Lightfoot (1974)

A comedy crime caper written and directed by Michael Cimino, Thunderbolt And Lightfoot is a bit of a strange beast, but also quite a delight. A light tone throughout allows the main players to have a lot of fun, even while (or even because)…

J. Edgar (2011)

Following the huge successes of Catch Me if You Can, The Aviator and now J. Edgar – and with a rumoured Sinatra biopic in the works – Leonardo DiCaprio may be giving Michael Sheen a run for his money as a one-man biopic powerhouse. His turn…

J. Edgar (2011)

Open hate, repressed love At the end of Clint Eastwood’s biopic about J. Edgar Hoover (played by Leonardo DiCaprio), an aged Clyde Tolson (Armie Hammer) labors into a dark bedroom full of curios and then slumps down and weeps over the…

Top 10 Westerns

With the release of the Coen’s modern western epic True Grit, it’s perhaps high time to take a look back at the genre’s long history and pick out some of its true classics. 1. The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (1966) The third and…