It takes a pretty serious set of balls to wade into the middle of a war, yet even this courage seems dwarfed by people doing so without the comfort of a weapon to protect themselves. Hacksaw Ridge tells the story of one such non-combatant, and today’s list celebrates the most notable medics and observers that military films have offered over the years. These are the characters that braved the bullets to be at the front, alongside active combatants to help either with their observations, or their life-saving actions.
Sully is good, just not great. But thanks to another fantastic performance from Tom Hanks, it’s a promising start to awards season.
American Sniper is a tense, heart-wrenching, vivid account of war and the stranglehold it places upon the human mind. However, it was cautiously made, presumably not to upset the surviving family and friends.
While Lee’s Unforgiven reboot probably won’t have the same cultural and cinematic impact as Leone’s first spaghetti western, the Japanese remake of what is widely regarded as Clint Eastwood’s finest work is nothing less than breathtaking.
The Kansas City Art Institute and Alamo Drafthouse have joined forces to bring you Film School, a weekly student curated film series. This week – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) – Saturday, July 13th at 2:40 p.m.
Clichéd and as subtle as a kick to the groin, the screenplay by first-time screenwriter Randy Brown doesn’t so much foreshadow events as scream loudly from Hollywood playbook exactly what will occur. Overly sentimental, and not ambitious in the least, the film is a crowd pleaser with well-placed grumpy old man jokes that won’t force audiences to think much (or at all).
In podcast #38, Eric and Trevan unceremoniously celebrate their first year of the podcast with a video montage no one can see. They also reminisce about the maddening Clint Eastwood biopic ‘J. Edgar,’ starring Leo DiCaprio and Emilio Estevez directing his dad Martin Sheen in ‘The Way.’
‘J. Edgar’ is a frustrating watch for sure, and its pace flags several times due to some heavy-handed narration that struggles with these historical themes, but the fact that it’s always fighting itself is kind of fascinating too.
With this weekend’s ‘J. Edgar’ coming out, I decided to rank the performances of an icon whose mark is already deeply felt on the world psyche as an actor in many classic films, despite a severe lack of awards to show for it. Here is my list of the Top 10 Clint Eastwood Acting Performances.
Clint Eastwood is cooler than you. Clint Eastwood is cooler than your dad, grandfather, uncle, brother, and the most tremendous dude you know, combined. When speaking to the man, if one were so honored and blessed, it would be advisable to keep eyes closed and head turned lest your face melt away in some awesome [...]
For 1 Year, 100 Movies, contributor/filmmaker Trey Hock is watching all of AFI’s 100 Years, 100 Movies list (compiled in 2007) in one year. His reactions to each film are recorded here twice a week until the year (and list) is up! For film #68 on AFI’s 100 Years, 100 Movies, “Unforgiven,” we once again [...]