News: In theaters now: THE MULE, directed by and starring Clint Eastwood!


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 on: February 14, 2019, 07:20:19 PM 
Started by KC - Last post by AKA23
Sight and Sound review link.....

https://www.bfi.org.uk/news-opinion/sight-sound-magazine/reviews-recommendations/mule-clint-eastwood-drug-trafficker-american-dream

 :)


This is a thought-provoking, well-wrriten article that makes some points that I haven't read in most of the other reviews. I don't know where the author got this though:

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The overwhelming majority of the cartel guys Earl interacts with are legitimately friendly, and usually just hanging out enjoying themselves – a far cry from the snarling south-of-the-border psychos destroying America in films such as Sicario (2015).


Where does this come from? The only cartel guy that was "friendly" to Earl was Laton, and that was just because he was making him obscene amounts of money and was so old that he was largely not on most of the cops radar for most of the film. It seems like he was watching a different movie than I was!

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 on: February 14, 2019, 12:30:15 PM 
Started by KC - Last post by Saman Moradkhani
Have you noticed that The Mule is already the most talked topic here?

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 on: February 14, 2019, 12:27:48 PM 
Started by KC - Last post by Gant
Thanks Macpherson.. :)

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 on: February 14, 2019, 10:25:49 AM 
Started by KC - Last post by Macpherson
Sight and Sound review link.....

https://www.bfi.org.uk/news-opinion/sight-sound-magazine/reviews-recommendations/mule-clint-eastwood-drug-trafficker-american-dream

 :)

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 on: February 14, 2019, 04:43:59 AM 
Started by KC - Last post by Gant
I don't know if it's possible to find a link and if it is I'm not the man to do it ;)
but there's a very good and interesting review of The Mule in the March issue of Sight & Sound by Violet Lucca
raising many points that I've not really read anywhere else... I'd be interested to see what you all think..

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It's rare for a film about a Mexican drugs cartel and the impossibility of the American dream
To be either disarming or funny, but Clint Eastwood has blessedly delivered one that is constantly both


I've been away touring a while and havnt been able to see the movie yet. Hopefully this weekend...

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 on: February 13, 2019, 04:44:36 PM 
Started by The Schofield Kid - Last post by Christopher
I didn't know it was based on another movie until the end credits. I'd definitely check out the original.

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 on: February 12, 2019, 09:53:45 PM 
Started by Matt - Last post by The Schofield Kid
Yesterday


This new film looks like fun.

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 on: February 12, 2019, 07:33:52 PM 
Started by KC - Last post by KC
I thought this passage in the review (by Camille Nevers) in Libération was a bit strange:

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Cette mort chez Eastwood est une première. Lui qui s’est filmé mourir tant de fois, regardé souffrir et disparaître. Cette fois, c’est lui l’homme allongé de côté sur le lit, avec cet air un peu incrédule un peu remonté qu’on lui connaît : c’est l’autre qui meurt, et cet air sceptique rend alors un autre son - l’étonnement que ce ne soit pas lui.

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This death [of Earl's ex-wife] is a first for an Eastwood film. He has filmed himself dying so many times, observed himself suffering and perishing, but this time, he is the man stretched out on his side on the bed, with his familiar slightly incredulous, slightly annoyed expression: it's the other one who is dying, and his skeptical expression has another overtone: astonishment that it's not him. 

https://next.liberation.fr/cinema/2019/01/22/eastwood-la-mort-en-son-jardin_1704657

If I'm not mistaken, Eastwood only "films himself dying" in two films: Honkytonk Man and Grand Torino. A good review, anyway.

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 on: February 12, 2019, 06:55:56 PM 
Started by The Schofield Kid - Last post by KC
Cold Pursuit is one of my favorite Liam Neeson movies. It's darkly humorous and very violent. As the end credits started to roll I thought how I wouldn't mind going to see it again sometime here. And in the credits I noticed the name Emmy Rossum, which is a name I recognized because of Mystic River.

I saw the original Norwegian film a few years back, starring the excellent Swedish actor Stellan Skarsgård. The Norwegian title was the rather lame Kraftidioten (meaning something like Super Idiot), but the English release title was the much cleverer In Order of Disappearance.

From what I recall of the Norwegian film, Neeson is an excellent choice to play the "disappearer."

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 on: February 12, 2019, 05:37:25 PM 
Started by The Schofield Kid - Last post by Christopher
Recently I've seen The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part and Cold Pursuit. I'd recommend both, but maybe not as a double feature. :D

Cold Pursuit is one of my favorite Liam Neeson movies. It's darkly humorous and very violent. As the end credits started to roll I thought how I wouldn't mind going to see it again sometime here. And in the credits I noticed the name Emmy Rossum, which is a name I recognized because of Mystic River.

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