An interesting history lesson of a movie, Flags of Our Fathers tells the behind-the-scenes story of the three surviving World War II servicemen from the infamous "raising the flag on Iwo Jima" photograph, who were plucked from the battlefield by a US government desperate to raise funds to continue fighting the Japanese, then put to work on the home front,… read more!
Movies Directed by Clint Eastwood (in alphabetical order)
So here's the story, as I know it: Originally, Letters from Iwo Jima - Eastwood's follow-up to Flags of Our Fathers and the second of his two films dealing with World War II's critical Battle of Iwo Jima - was meant to be released in the spring of 2007. I suspect the hope was that Flags of Our Fathers, released… read more!
Flawlessly old-fashioned character drama about a struggling female boxer (Hilary Swank) and the grizzled old trainer (Eastwood) who reluctantly takes her under his wing. I don't have much to add to the praise that's already been heaped upon this film, but I definitely want to opine that I think this is the best thing Eastwood's ever helmed - though that's… read more!
Three estranged former childhood friends in working-class Massachusetts find themselves drawn back together by a murder: Jimmy (Sean Penn) is the father of a 19-year-old girl found brutally slain one night; Sean (Kevin Bacon) is the cop investigating the case; Dave (Tim Robbins) is the haunted loser who might have committed the crime. While the story busies itself rather too… read more!
I'm happily surprised that such a low-key biopic like Sully would debut as a #1 film. Perhaps everybody just felt like going out and seeing a good movie. Although the 2009 "Miracle on the Hudson" incident, in which Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger safely landed a damaged passenger jet on the Hudson River, seems tailor made for the big screen – you've got a… read more!