Hereafter

The most encouraging thing about Eastwood as director is that he continues to take risks with different kinds of texts as is the case of his latest, the meditative and intriguing "Hereafter,” a globe-trotting spiritual exploration of fate and motality, life and afterlife.

 

Invictus

Eastwood has become one of the most versatile, reliable and prolific directors, a triple achievement that cannot be overestimated. With "Invictus," anchored by the great Morgan Freeman as Mandela, he continues to explore populist themes, which bridge the personal and political domains, resulting in sociall relevant, emotionally engaging film.

Trailer: emanuellevy.com/videos/view.cfm?id=90.

 

 

Gran Torino (2008): Clint Eastwood’s Star Vehicle

John Wayne was 62, when he won the Best Actor for “True Grit,” a star vehicle in which he displayed and poked fun at his own screen image, and Clint Eastwood may be 78, when he finally wins recognition as an actor for his star vehicle, “Gran Torino,” in which he more or less does the same thing as the Duke. 

Changeling (2008): Eastwood Directs Angelina Jolie in Period Piece

Cannes Film Fest 2008 (In Competition)–Dramatically and artistically, Eastwood's period thriller “Changeling,” based on an actual case of injustice that helped bring down a corrupt police and ushered a new era of greater equality, is an enjoyable old-fashioned saga but not as complex or morally ambiguous as his Oscar-winning features, “Mystic River” in 2003 and “Million Dollar Baby” in 2004.

Pale Rider (1985): Western Starring Eastwood as Enigmatic Knight

Is Eastwood’s precaher a knight a ghost God The supernatural elements of the story are handled in a restrained, subtle manner that does not distract from the story, bringing a mythic dimension to the classic tale.