Clint Eastwood directing military men with no acting experience goes about as well as expected

A.V. Club film editor A.A. Dowd and staff critic Ignatiy Vishnevetsky are kicking off a new season of Film Club by discussing Clint Eastwood’s The 15:17 To Paris, the latest film in the director’s recent streak of biographical thrillers, following Sully and American Sniper. Like those films, 15:17 explores real-life…

Advertisement

An experiment in stunt casting, The 15:17 To Paris is one of Clint Eastwood’s strangest films—and one of his worst

A failed experiment in stunt casting, Clint Eastwood’s The 15:17 To Paris recreates the thwarted 2015 Thalys terror attack—in which a gunman attempted to open fire on a French high-speed train, striking a man in the neck before being disarmed and subdued by a group that included two vacationing American…

Black Panther takes on Christian Grey, plus 17 other movies coming this February

So many movies, so little time. Every week brings a new crop of them, opening in multiplexes and arthouse theaters across the nation, and arriving in increasingly high volumes on streaming platforms like Netflix. How’s a voracious moviegoer to keep up? That’s where The A.V. Club comes in. The first week of every…

Comedy stars Tom Lennon, Tony Hale join latest film from noted funnyman Clint Eastwood

There’s some odd stuff going on with the casting for Clint Eastwood’s The 15:17 To Paris, the director’s latest tale of stalwart, good-hearted American heroes doing right. Eastwood already made headlines earlier this week, when he announced that the story’s central figures—Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos, and Spencer…

Breaking the habit: A dozen-plus unconventional movie nuns

The women who dedicate themselves to the convent give up a lot for their lifetime of service; maybe that’s why their numbers are falling like a meteor plummeting to Earth. On the upside: Married to God. Downside: Vows of chastity, poverty, and worst of all, obedience. That trio of rules doesn’t leave much room for…

Clint Eastwood examines a famous crisis in the quietly terrific Sully

Clint Eastwood’s Sully is not a perfect film, but it comes close to being a great one as it turns the real-life emergency landing of a passenger plane in the Hudson River into a meditation on duty and crisis that’s more Bertolt Brecht than “based on a true story.” Showing its own integrity and persistence, the movie…

Clint Eastwood thinks the “pussy generation” needs to “fucking get over” racism

At the 2012 Republican National Convention—the place where America formally met a plucky young boy named Mitt Romney and walked away thoroughly unimpressed—Clint Eastwood stole the show by making a totally bizarre speech involving an empty chair that was meant to represent President Obama. It was, in a word, bananas.

Advertisement

Supercut assembles the “100 greatest one-liners” in action movie history

“With a dry, cool wit like that, I could be an action hero!” That Simpsons line would appear to be the mantra for many of the tough guys (and gals) in this montage of great quips said before dispatching an enemy. Burger Fiction has assembled lines said by a character before felling a foe, many of which have become…