Clint Eastwood

The horseman at the heart of The Good, TheBad and The Ugly (1966) says little but casts a long shadow on the face of therocky desert. Sometimes the only sounds are absent-minded humming and thejangling of spurs—until a rifle s.. more

Aug 7, 2017 3:44 PM I Hate Hollywood

Director-actor Clint Eastwood is best remembered for tough guy roles, but some of his best films echoed his love of jazz. more

Jul 18, 2017 11:57 AM A&E Feature

The plot of War for the Planet of the Apes is wobbly and succumbs to melodrama but the special effects and acting are good. more

Jul 11, 2017 2:59 PM Film Reviews 1 Comments

Sofia Coppola directs a captivatingly suspenseful film—a remake of 1971’s The Beguiled—with an eye toward Southern Gothic. more

Jul 3, 2017 1:31 PM Film Reviews

Tothe public he was a hero but the “experts” began to second-guess hissplit-second decision. Starring Tom Hanks as the pilot who saved his passengersand crew when he brought a crippled airliner down on the Hudson River, S.. more

Sep 9, 2016 3:46 PM I Hate Hollywood


Director Clint Eastwood looks at the psychological toll of war with American Sniper. Set in Iraq during the U.S. occupation, the protagonist is real Navy SEAL Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper), a marksman credited with 160 kills. Eastwood’s film ... more

Jan 13, 2015 9:51 PM Film Reviews 6 Comments

A Broadway musical based on a string of hits by a singing group popular with Baby Boomers is a bankable idea. But who would have wagered that a production driven by the hits of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons would win four Tonys and lau... more

Jun 18, 2014 6:40 PM Film Reviews

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Jan 18, 2013 12:00 AM Film Clips

 ClintEastwood was still a whippersnapper when he debuted on “Rawhide” as RowdyYates. But, especially when the going got tough on the trail and he furrowedthose iron brows, the outline of the persona he revealed a few years later i.. more

Sep 28, 2012 1:53 PM I Hate Hollywood

My first memory of J. Edgar Hoover comes from early childhood in the 1960s... more

Nov 15, 2011 12:00 AM Film Reviews

Tired of giving your mother flowers and chocolate every year? Or perhaps more accurately, is your mother tired of getting flowers and chocolate every year? Why not break out of the box and find something a little more lasting and tailored to her .. more

May 3, 2011 6:23 PM Health & Wellness

You'd never guess the film RED is adapted from a three-issue comic book published in 2003 and 2004, by Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner, even though a gaudy floral postcard introduces Miami, Washington DC, and Mobile Alabama. The slight story ... more

Feb 3, 2011 12:00 AM Home Movies

Like video games, rap and rock ’n’ roll, comic books were once the object of moral panic and scrutiny from congressional committees and public watchdogs. The genuinely concerned and the professional busybodies weren’t worried about &ldqu more

Nov 30, 2010 12:00 AM Books

The tsunami that rushes through a Third World resort in the opening sequence of Hereafter is one of the best uses of CGI ever. Vividly real (and all the more impressive on a big screen), the cascading ocean wave is enough to make you duck your h.. more

Oct 31, 2010 2:19 PM I Hate Hollywood

A barely perceptible silhouette crawls forward on the trail, a slight shadow on the face of the rocky desert. The silhouette is a horseman at the onset of For A Few Dollars More and the only sounds are the absent-minded humming and jangling of th.. more

Jul 26, 2010 1:32 PM I Hate Hollywood

Milwaukee native Elvis Thao, an actor in Clint Eastwood’s recent film Gran Tori Gran Torino ,Off the Cuff more

Jun 10, 2009 12:00 AM Off the Cuff 1 Comments

They’re singin’ the blues over at The Skylight—fortunately, it’s all onstage. In fact, given these economic times and the downtrodden songs they’re singing, the four-member cast of the musical revue Blues in the Night is pret more

Mar 29, 2009 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee

The Drive-By Truckers show scheduled tonight at the Turner Hall Ballroom has been postponed because of band member Patterson Hood’s recent bout with pneumonia.,Today in Milwaukee more

Feb 25, 2009 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee