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I Just watched Cry Macho grosses in France, 2nd best entrance this week for a new movie,not bad... but 5  times less than the first one, a french movies with a popular french actress.And critics were mixed to positive here, not like in U. S.

So do I. But don't worry, as director, he's far from be over. Don't forget that portuguese director Manoel de Oliveira  finished his Last feature at 104 years old and his Last short movies at 106,the year of his death...
Eastwood is still a young guy ;D

Totally and you forgot to mention that it is the same actor, Clint Eastwood. I think that the most autobiographical movie is The Mule but this trilogy is  Eastwood's reflection on his own life, accomplissements and misses:what do i want now ? What did i do wrong ?! How could i correct my errors ?
And the trigger of all his questions is his near future death, he wants to be at peace with himself, which seems logical with his way of life.:he was his own Master all th? way...Maybe he prepares us  too to his end: hey guys, I'm  not an hero anymore, I'm old now, i Will retire soon to live my Last days  with my loved ones, thanks for your support... It was a hell of a ride !

Even if Cry Macho is far from perfect, i really believe it was his last appearance as actor, the ending was unambiguous :'(

You're welcome..i think that american critics are way too harsh whis the movie. It's a gentle movie with bad casting(Dwight Yoakam is barely average too) . Strangely, casting director is the same since four movies, so such an error is unexplainable... Eastwood will lose a lot of Money with this one  and it's partially justified, script is awkard too.

I love Eastwood acting but i really think he should retire from screen or, at least, adapt his character to  his advanced age.He's  a great grandfather, he has just to play a sarcastic, fun or beloved one.Punching a 35 years old Man, come on...  ;DThe offset beetween his character and his physical shape is too large now and i really fear to see him losing his acting on screen, it would be such an humiliation... Eastwood knows  his actor career is on the end, that's why we  saw him twice in a couple of  years, it's  a swan song...  :'(

Cowboys hide to die ...

I'm coming out movies theatre, nice movie: D What is indeed fascinating is the incredible freedom and conviction of Eastwood, who gives us a film with a totally outdated and anachronistic subject ...: shock:
In the majestic intro (splendid photo and scope), Eastwood seems to gently mock his legendary status, revealing himself at the last minute. And Eastwood's limping gait, as in The Mule, makes my heart twinge. The film starts badly, with an arrival in Mexico and the meeting with an alcoholic milf on the return, who openly flirt with our nonagenarian. Ouch. We are far from the sympathetic portrait of the bosses of The Mule ...
It does not get better with the discovery of the kid to be recovered, an unbearable kid in his skin, straight out of acting school(big casting error, rare from Eastwood). And gradually, everything returns to order: in contact with Eastwood, the kid settles down and plays more naturally, the arrival in the village community brings a human warmth, always dear to Eastwood  (Bronco Billy , Every Which way but loose... )
Place of the community in human well-being, sense of mutual aid, simplicity of essential needs (love, friendship, family) nothing new under the sun, therefore, but it is always put forward with exemplary sincerity. We can note perhaps a sober and welcome comment, on religious identity today and this observation that as we get older, we do not know more.
Eastwood continues, without deviating, to take stock of his life, also evoking the ghosts of the past: a disturbing Dwight Yoakam dressed like Michael Cimino, the form of the road movie, the americana of  Honky Tonk man. When I left the room, Mike Milo reminded me of an appeaased William Munny, who after having mourned his wife, would have decided to enjoy life again ... at 91 years old: D

 Flawed and minor work but which enriches the popular and endearing part of the Eastwood filmography.

6.5 / 10

Ps:  Mancina's soundtrack is very good, sober, and perfectly suited to this Mexican road movie: wink:. I thought I also gave a nod from Eastwood to Arturo Sandoval, via a map of a building bearing his name ...

From the list, Dirty Harry for sure(Great cinematography from Don Siegel and fantastic music)  and Unforgiven(never seen in a  movie theater...) :'(
Outside the list, for the cinemascope and great action, The Gauntlet and Palerider :D

And shame on you Aka23 !!! Bridges of Madison County not one of your favorite ? I know why, you' re ashamed to be seen crying in public...   ;D ;)

Eastwood News / Re: CRY MACHO: Production Information and News
« on: October 04, 2021, 04:09:38 AM »
Hahaha, whatever... ;-)

Eastwood News / Re: CRY MACHO: Production Information and News
« on: October 03, 2021, 02:31:29 PM »

   Pauline Kael was Schrader's mentor= which explains a lot......

An interesting article from an admirer of Eastwood And Kael ;D

Anyway, I'm french and  too "young" to have read Kael's articles(She retired in 1991).

Love/hate relationships  beetween artists and critics is old as prostitution, so... Who cares ?  ;)

Eastwood News / Re: CRY MACHO: Production Information and News
« on: October 01, 2021, 05:15:19 PM »
Paul Schrader is a great director, who made a few bad movies too. I'm not offensed by his movie review. First, movie directors are often the weakest movie critics, with a lot of ego and personal conflits with others directors.
Second, all directors failed at least one time, Eastwood included. The 15:17 to Paris was  only three years ago and i really doubt Cry Macho could be worst.. I hope ;D
The chances that Eastwood bombs three-four times successively at box-office to jeopardize his career is nearly  inexistent. The man is a Survivor so Just relax, go watching the movie  and if you don't like it, move on.  ;)
Jeeezzz, still one month to wait in France...  :D

Eastwood News / Re: Clint Eastwood suing several CBD companies
« on: September 11, 2021, 11:12:01 AM »
 ;D O0

Eastwood News / Re: Clint Eastwood suing several CBD companies
« on: September 07, 2021, 04:49:25 PM »
Because Dirty Harry is part of american pop culture, punk.  ;)

Eastwood News / Re: CRY MACHO: Production Information and News
« on: September 07, 2021, 04:46:47 PM »
The official running time of Cry Macho is 104 min... 1h 44min.

2 minutes longer than "Play Misty for Me" and "Dirty Harry."  102min
1 minute shorter than "High  Plains Drifter" and "The  Beguiled."  105min

Yep, that's my boy. Accurate, concise, old school formed O0 Jizzzzz, many actual Hollywood Directors need  at least 2 hours to make an.. Action movie !!!

Enjoy his movies, friends, it won't Last forever :'(

Eastwood News / Re: CRY MACHO: Production Information and News
« on: September 03, 2021, 05:57:43 AM »
Great story Hocine ! The man produced  The Godfather and Million Dollar Baby,give him a star on Hollywood walk of fame ! Gentlemen, another oscar on the way  :D

Eastwood News / Re: CRY MACHO: Production Information and News
« on: August 20, 2021, 05:28:49 AM »
Pure speculation from the writer, and Screenrant is an infotainment site, so wait and see... For me, Eastwood 's last perfect movie was Letters from Iwo Jima in 2007.Can he add a new milestone in his filmography ? Yes, he can !

Eastwood News / Re: CRY MACHO: Production Information and News
« on: August 16, 2021, 03:59:16 AM »
Taste and colours...   ;D

Eastwood News / Re: CRY MACHO: Production Information and News
« on: August 15, 2021, 03:27:24 PM »
I agree with  Hocine. Eastwood is   a good actor but not a top-class one like James Stewart, De Niro(pick your favorite ones)..His main asset as an actor is his charisma,he  learned to know his limitations very early, that's one of the reasons He turned director quickly.
In addition, he's a very old man now, so possibility of fitting roles become exceptional. When the script  is good and the role adequate, he automatically books it. I think he seizes the moment and, as the rational director he always has been, he makes savings on the budget lol
No trailer for me, most of them are badly cut  and spoil key moments.

Eastwood News / Re: R. I. P. Buddy Van Horn
« on: May 22, 2021, 03:41:32 PM »
Yeah, very sad news....  :'(.  A long time  career companion of Eastwood and a great professional. As director, his work  was average but  Anyway which way you can has a sp?cial place in my heart :smitten:.

R. I. P

Eastwood News / Re: An upcoming project for Clint ?
« on: May 22, 2021, 03:30:53 PM »
Hahaha,funny Scott's answer. I'm not suprised, he believed in movies and acting as  uncompromised arts. He refused two Oscar nominations, one for The Hustler and one for Patton.
 Too bad, He would have been perfect in Death Wish, which is very smart movie about self-justice, contrary to it's next instalments. But i agree , Bronson is good in it, as Eastwood in Dirty Harry

Eastwood News / Re: An upcoming project for Clint ?
« on: May 19, 2021, 07:46:39 PM »
George C. Scott was great. I like his performance in The Hustler, The New Centurions and Hardcore.
I have to see Patton.
Some sources stated that he was offered the role of Harry Callahan but he turned it down.

What ? You have not seen Patton yet ?  :o Shame on you !  ;) A real masterpiece and Franklin J. Schaffner directed a few(Patton, Planet of Apes, Papillon). Scott, as a Julius Caesar lost in 20th century, is incredible :D.

I'm glad He refused the role of Dirty Harry, it would have been a miscasting. According to me, Dirty Harry is an action movie(an excellent one), which needed a one sided, tough and athletic hero. Eastwood was perfect for this role in those times. Scott's acting was too much nuanced for such a character.

Eastwood News / Re: An upcoming project for Clint ?
« on: May 19, 2021, 01:22:23 PM »
Yes, George C. Scott would have been perfect, an actor who imposed it physically, with a strong verb and a well-hidden vulnerability.He was immense in the drama, especially in The New Centurions by Richard Fleischer or Hardcore by Paul Schrader ...
Both projects interest me just as much, Cry Macho will be an excellent melodrama and the other film will once again deepen Eastwood's reflection on justice.It is a logical sequel to Richard Jewell, who himself succeeded to other films like Mystic River or True Crime.
Really impatient to discover these two movies:-)

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