Posts Tagged ‘clint eastwood’

A Second Act for the Critic who Championed Dylan and Springsteen

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By Cullen Gallagher Chances are you haven’t heard of Paul Nelson before—but if you’re a fan of rock music, you owe him a huge debt of gratitude. Nelson pioneered the field of rock criticism with his first-person style as an editor at Rolling Stone in the 1970s, where he was among the earliest supporters of [&hellip
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Hereafter

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By Armond White Too bad the trailer for Hereafter doesn’t reveal how grindingly torpid this movie is. It opens with a CGI action scene in which Marie (Cécile de France), a French woman vacationing in South East Asia, is killed when her resort is swamped by a tidal wave. After she revives, the death experience [&hellip
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A Single Man & Invictus

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The idea of Morgan Freeman playing Nelson Mandela in Invictus is not only dull, it’s redundant. That’s why this week’s most remarkable acting is by Colin Firth in A Single Man. It reveals seldom-depicted emotional complexity, while Invictus invites Freeman to do more variations on godlike dignity. Fashion designer Tom Ford’s directorial debut, A Single [&hellip
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LADY VENGEANCE

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Behold the powers of Spike Lee to get under people’s skin! By some unaccountable phenomena, Clint Eastwood’s Changeling resembles a Spike Lee movie. It starts with a simple premise: single mother Christine Collins (Angelina Jolie) asks police to find her pre-teen son gone missing in 1928 Los Angeles. Then, like Lee, Eastwood piles on extraneous, [&hellip
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