As the face of law enforcement in America for almost 50 years, J. Edgar Hoover was feared and admired, reviled and revered. But behind closed doors, he held secrets that would have destroyed his image, his career and his life. –IMDb
Perhaps the icon of macho movie stars, and a living legend, Clint Eastwood has become a standard in international cinema. Born on May 31, 1930 in San Francisco, the son of a steel worker, Eastwood was a college dropout from Los Angeles College, attempting a business related degree. He found work in such B-films as Tarantula (1955), and Francis in the Navy (1955) until he got his first breakthrough with the long-running TV series “Rawhide” (1959). As Rowdy Yates, he made the show his own and became a household name around the country.
But Eastwood found even bigger and better things with Per un pugno di dollari (1964) (“A Fistful of Dollars”), and Per qualche dollaro in più (1965) (“For a Few Dollars More”). But it was the second sequel to “A Fistful of Dollars” where he found one of his trademark roles: Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo. (1966) (“The Good, The Bad and The Ugly”). The movie was a big hit and he became an instant international star. Eastwood got some excellent roles… read more
Ne ho sentito parlare così male che mi ero arreso all'idea che questo J.Edgar fosse un fiasco. Invece devo dire che mi è piaciuto, sopratutto per la capacità di tracciare una figura costantemente ambigua, mitomane e vanagloriosa ma estremamente umana. Il ritmo poi non l'ho trovato blando, e lo script è interessante. Il trucco è terribile, non tanto quello di Di Caprio (bravissimo) quanto quello di Hammer. *** e 1/2
Fail. The lighting is way too dark for no reason and i couldn't even concentrate on what the actors were saying with that shitty make up job. Boring and completely ignores the COINTELPRO years. And they make Tolson into a effing queen! This is my first Eastwood directed film and I'm not excited about seeing anything else of his.
The Ferronis take our end of the year double feature extravaganza to delirious heights.
“Shapeless and turgid and ham-handed, so rich in bad lines and worse readings.”
This year’s edition features the premieres of Eastwood’s J. Edgar and Soderbergh’s Haywire.
Title: J. Edgar
Genre: Biography, Drama
Director: Clint Eastwood
Writer: Dustin Lance Black
Armie… read review
Clint Eastwood dresse là un excellent portrait d’une Amérique ténébreuse et tourmentée en prenant prétexte de la vie personnelle d’Hoover pour raconter la folie et le délire du pouvoir. Comment les… read review