If, as rumored, this is Clint’s last movie as an actor he’s going out on a very high note. And the script deserves a nomination – we’ll see if the Academy Writer’s Branch embarrasses itself by overlooking it.
It’s old fashioned in some very nice ways, especially in being the portrait of a good man. But it’s refreshingly new in other ways, and brave in how it forces you to re-evaluate this “racist old coot” by the end of the film. Me? I loved his character from the start. Clint had me at the first growl.
I also agree with everything Roger Clegg says here.
Salty language, some violence. Not for kids. With those caveats, just go see it.
A couple of other screenwriters like it, too.
Here’s your dog bites man story of the day: Obama’s global warming czar is a socialist. Like you expected what from a Marxist president?
Mark Hemmingway writes:
Here’s a handy map Prop 8 opponents have put together showing you where donors to prop 8 live. You have to love the “Jump to San Francisco, Salt Lake City , or Orange County” feature. If someone put together a map showing where all the gay people in the neighborhood live that would properly be called an implicit threat, but this is altogether different, right?
Gee, the people who registered that domain used criminal-friendly Domain by Proxy to register on November 7th so we can’t know who they are. Isn’t that curious? I wonder if they even ever walked through the doors here. Note the glowing review.
Monday morning Bars and Tones.
And, as long as we’re having a little film festival…
Oh, this is just sad. Turns out that the above short, which won best Short at Cannes, was plagiarized from a Spanish film, “Una Limosna, Por Favor”. Well, the director tries to make the case that it’s “inspired” by it.
Even if you don’t speak Spanish, just fast forward about 2:10 into this report.
Well, ain’t that a Monday.
On the bright side, for every Mexican who pirates an idea there’s another ready to poke fun at him: