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    Quote Quoting megladon8 (view post)
    So is Hereafter actually another Eastwood masterpiece?

    babydoll gave it **** and that's the only rating I've seen so far.
    Watashi gave it one star. I guess it comes down to who you trust more.

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    Ebert also gave it four stars. Most seem to hate it. I can't get past the feeling that we've been overrating Eastwood this whole time.
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    Quote Quoting DavidSeven (view post)
    Ebert also gave it four stars. Most seem to hate it. I can't get past the feeling that we've been overrating Eastwood this whole time.
    Ebert gave his last glass of milk 4 stars. And he gave the sunrise this morning 4 stars as well.
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    Quote Quoting transmogrifier (view post)
    Ebert gave his last glass of milk 4 stars.
    When a glass of milk was the last glass of milk you would ever drink, fond feelings towards it are understandable IMO.

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    I find most of Eastwood's films to be quite average, but he's had some undeniable masterpieces.
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    Quote Quoting Winston* (view post)
    When a glass of milk was the last glass of milk you would ever drink, fond feelings towards it are understandable IMO.
    ...though not feelings I'd put much stock in to conjoin with my own personal reality. baby doll, however, I trust.
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    Quote Quoting megladon8 (view post)
    I find most of Eastwood's films to be quite average, but he's had some undeniable masterpieces.
    I deny them.
    The Princess and the Pilot - B-
    Playtime (rewatch) - A
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    The Comedy - D+
    Kings of the Road - C+
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    The Hunger Games - D-
    Prometheus - C
    Tangled - C+

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    Quote Quoting megladon8 (view post)
    So is Hereafter actually another Eastwood masterpiece?

    babydoll gave it **** and that's the only rating I've seen so far.
    Just to put that four-star rating into some sort of context, of Eastwood's other films that I've seen, I would say that two are masterpieces (A Perfect World, Gran Torino); two are pretty good (Mystic River, Changeling), despite my aversion to child abuse movies (Gone Baby Gone, which may the masterpiece of the genre, keeps the abusers and abusees off-screen for the better part of the picture); one is a camp hoot (Play Misty for Me); and the rest (Million Dollar Baby, Flags of Our Fathers, Letters From Iwo Jima, Invictus) are awful to varying degrees. Oh, and I saw True Crime and Space Cowboys when they came out, and have no desire to revisit either one of them.
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    Quote Quoting Qrazy (view post)
    I deny them.
    Yeah. Unforgiven is easily the best of his that I've seen, and it's still no masterpiece.
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    Quote Quoting Brightside (view post)
    Yeah. Unforgiven is easily the best of his that I've seen, and it's still no masterpiece.
    Agreed on both counts.
    The Princess and the Pilot - B-
    Playtime (rewatch) - A
    The Hobbit - C-
    The Comedy - D+
    Kings of the Road - C+
    The Odd Couple - B
    Red Rock West - C-
    The Hunger Games - D-
    Prometheus - C
    Tangled - C+

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    Quote Quoting baby doll (view post)
    despite my aversion to child abuse movies (Gone Baby Gone, which may the masterpiece of the genre, keeps the abusers and abusees off-screen for the better part of the picture)
    Ben Affleck is Clint Eastwood's pen name or what?

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    Quote Quoting Derek (view post)
    Ben Affleck is Clint Eastwood's pen name or what?
    He was mentioning that he doesn't usually like movies about child abuse and notes Gone Baby Gone as a significant exception, then states why it works.

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    Quote Quoting Qrazy (view post)
    Agreed on both counts.
    This can only call for one thing: ratings!

    Unforgiven - masterpiece
    Gran Torino - 6.5
    Million Dollar Baby - 6.5
    The Outlaw Josey Wales - 6
    Mystic River - 5
    Letters from Iwo Jima - 4.5
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    Quote Quoting MacGuffin (view post)
    He was mentioning that he doesn't usually like movies about child abuse and notes Gone Baby Gone as a significant exception, then states why it works.
    No, he wasn't.

    Quote Quoting baby doll
    Just to put that four-star rating into some sort of context, of Eastwood's other films that I've seen
    Then he goes on to talk about all the other Eastwood films he's seen and Gone Baby Gone.

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    Quote Quoting Derek (view post)
    No, he wasn't.



    Then he goes on to talk about all the other Eastwood films he's seen and Gone Baby Gone.
    He's comparing Mystic River and Changeling to Gone Baby Gone.
    Sure why not?

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    Quote Quoting Derek (view post)
    No, he wasn't.
    So he fucked up with putting the parenthesis so soon after Changeling and averted the topic a bit.

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    Quote Quoting Melville (view post)
    This can only call for one thing: ratings!
    Gran Torino - 4
    Flags of Our Fathers - 5
    Million Dollar Baby - 5.5
    Mystic River - 6
    Unforgiven - 8
    The Outlaw Josey Wales - 7
    Breezy - 6
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    Little Odessa (James Gray | 1994 | USA)*

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    Quote Quoting Watashi (view post)
    He's comparing Mystic River and Changeling to Gone Baby Gone.
    And Mystic River. Confusing post, but "keeping the abusers/abusees off-screen most of the time" = better film does sound like BD-reasoning through and through.

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    *** for Letters from Iwo Jima, ** for Gran Torino and likely failing grades for Million Dollar Baby and Mystic River (I don't know if I ever finished those last two).

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    This user comment about the Kanye video sounds about right to me...

    "I watched it. It's interesting, but his acting is wooden and the basic theme (that America seeks to change whatever's abnormal) is less than insightful. For mainstream hiphop, it's a great accomplishment, but for everyone else, it's a 10th-grade project with a million-dollar budget."
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    The Hobbit - C-
    The Comedy - D+
    Kings of the Road - C+
    The Odd Couple - B
    Red Rock West - C-
    The Hunger Games - D-
    Prometheus - C
    Tangled - C+

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    Quote Quoting Qrazy (view post)
    This user comment about the Kanye video sounds about right to me...

    "I watched it. It's interesting, but his acting is wooden and the basic theme (that America seeks to change whatever's abnormal) is less than insightful. For mainstream hiphop, it's a great accomplishment, but for everyone else, it's a 10th-grade project with a million-dollar budget."
    it's about right. it has some interesting visuals. though kanye is often too in love with them and there's too much slomo. overall it's a mess but there are plenty of shots i dug, and the music is good, of course.

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    Quote Quoting Derek (view post)
    No, he wasn't.
    Actually, yeah, that's exactly what I was doing. Sorry if my grammar is a bit whimsical.
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    Quote Quoting Derek (view post)
    And Mystic River. Confusing post, but "keeping the abusers/abusees off-screen most of the time" = better film does sound like BD-reasoning through and through.
    BD? In any event, I stand by that reasoning. I don't know about you, but I'm not some one who goes to the movies to see children being abused. That's something I can do without.
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    Quote Quoting baby doll (view post)
    BD? In any event, I stand by that reasoning. I don't know about you, but I'm not some one who goes to the movies to see children being abused. That's something I can do without.
    You don't see children being abused in Mystic River.

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    You don't see children being abused in Mystic River.
    But you do see one being abducted and held captive, followed by two hours of Tim Robbins pandering for an Oscar.
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