1970s, 3/4, Bergman, Drama, Review

Face to Face

It's been a long time since I started writing movie reviews, and what really started it all was my desire to review every film in the 39-film boxset of Ingmar Bergman films that the Criterion Collection released (I think I still haven't reviewed A Ship to India). It's not a complete set of his whole… Continue reading Face to Face

1970s, 4/4, Clint Eastwood, Review, Western

The Outlaw Josey Wales

#5 in my ranking of Clint Eastwood's films. This is one of those movies where there really should be a co-directing credit. Phillip Kaufman co-wrote the script, went through all of the pre-production, and then filmed about the first two weeks of the shoot before Clint Eastwood convinced the producer, Robert Daley, to fire Kaufman… Continue reading The Outlaw Josey Wales

1.5/4, 1970s, Clint Eastwood, Review, Thriller

The Eiger Sanction

#39 in my ranking of Clint Eastwood's films. This feels like another effort to create an American James Bond, this time from director and star Clint Eastwood, and I think he fumbles it. Eastwood's cool directing style seems ill-fitted for an international espionage thriller, especially when he prefers to keep a languid pace throughout the… Continue reading The Eiger Sanction