The Mule (2018)

CLINT EASTWOOD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 2018.  Warner Bros., Imperative Entertainment, Bron Creative, The Malpaso Company, Bron Studios.  Screenplay by Nick Schenk, inspired by the New York Times article “The Sinaloa Cartel’s 90-Year Old Drug Mule” by Sam Dolnick.  Cinematography by Yves Belanger.  Produced by Clint Eastwood, Dan Friedkin, Jessica Meier, Tim Moore, Kristina Rivera, Bradley Thomas.  Music…

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The Beguiled (1971)

DON SIEGEL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1971.  The Malpaso Company.  Screenplay by Albert Maltz, Irene Kamp,based on the novel by Thomas Cullinan.  Cinematography by Bruce Surtees.  Produced by Don Siegel.  Music by Lalo Schifrin.  Production Design by Ted Haworth.  Costume Design by Helen Colvig.  Film Editing by Carl Pingitore.  A Yankee soldier (Clint Eastwood) is found near death on the grounds of…

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The Enforcer

BBBB (out of 5) Clint Eastwood is back as Dirty Harry and he’s still a force of nature that the movies can barely contain. The streets of San Francisco are once again dirtied up by the presence of killers, this time a group of disillusioned Vietnam vets who cause mayhem on the streets, kidnap the mayor…

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Magnum Force

BBBB (out of 5) The popularity of Dirty Harry meant we needed more of the tough, gruff and unpopular detective, and rightly so.  Clint Eastwood is still an indomitable screen presence as the cop who can’t be bothered to make himself appealing to those who doubt his methods, particularly when it turns out that there…

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Tightrope

BBBB (out of 5) Clint Eastwood plays a New Orleans detective who has quite the case up against him: someone is going around killing ladies of the night, some of whom our hero has enjoyed kinky dalliances with in the past. Is it possible that the murderer is targeting Eastwood personally? Enter Genevieve Bujold as a rape…

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Escape From Alcatraz (1979)

DON SIEGEL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1979.  Paramount Pictures, The Malpaso Company.  Screenplay by Richard Tuggle, based on the book by J. Campbell Bruce.  Cinematography by Bruce Surtees.  Produced by Don Siegel.  Music by Jerry Fielding.  Production Design by Allen E. Smith.  Costume Design by Glenn Wright.  Film Editing by Ferris Webster. Clint Eastwood plays a real-life escape artist whose breaks from prisons…

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Dirty Harry (1971)

DON SIEGEL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   USA, 1971.  Warner Bros., The Malpaso Company.  Story by Harry Julian Fink, Rita M. Fink, Screenplay by Harry Julian Fink, Rita M. Fink, Dean Riesner.  Cinematography by Bruce Surtees.  Produced by Don Siegel.  Music by Lalo Schifrin.  Production Design by Dale Hennesy.  Costume Design by Glenn Wright.  Film Editing by Carl Pingitore.  Very few people walk this earth…

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Two Mules For Sister Sara (1970)

DON SIEGEL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/Mexico, 1970.  Universal Pictures, The Malpaso Company, Sanen Productions.  Story by Budd Boetticher, Screenplay by Albert Maltz.  Cinematography by Gabriel Figueroa.  Produced by Carroll Case, Martin Rackin.  Music by Ennio Morricone.  Production Design by Jose Rodriguez Granada.  Costume Design by Carlos Chavez, Helen Colvig.  Film Editing by Robert F. Shugrue. While on a mission to find out about a…

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Heartbreak Ridge

BBB.5 (out of 5) Clint at his grizzled best as a survivor of many wars, now assigned to the task of training a group of unruly marines. He’s an old school tough guy who understands the value of discipline, though he himself has his own share of trouble with authority considering the amount of times he’s…

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Play Misty For Me

BBBB (out of 5) Well before Fatal Attraction had all of America trembling in the aisles for fear of desperate, clingy, psychotic women with knives, Clint Eastwood put terror in the hearts of swinging bachelors everywhere with this terrific thriller. He plays a so-cool-it-hurts DJ who spouts poetry on the radio between funky music broadcasts…

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