Variety Slams Eastwood Film: ‘Piggybacks on Trump’s Demagoguery’

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December 16th, 2019 5:08 PM
If I had a dollar for every time a critic championed a progressive show or movie for being “timely,” I’d be rich. But now that a film is timely in favor of the right, suddenly this is an abomination. In a Saturday column published in Variety, Owen Gleiberman complained about director Clint “Eastwood’s way of spinning our attitude toward the media” in his…

With 'Jewell,' NY Times Suddenly Can’t Handle Hollywood Fictionalizing

December 14th, 2019 11:56 PM
New York Times reporter Marc Tracy made the front of Friday’s Business section with a story on press outrage over the treatment of late Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporter Kathy Scruggs, in “Richard Jewell,” directed by Clint Eastwood. Journalists are suddenly outraged over the common practice of Hollywood fictionalizing stories based on real life by adding details to juice up…

Atlanta Journal Constitution Demands Disclaimer on 'Richard Jewell'

December 11th, 2019 5:45 PM
The level of chutzpah is high for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, which smeared Richard Jewell as a bomber in 1996, and refused to pay him one red cent in remorse, and now protests that one of its reporters is unjustly smeared in the new Clint Eastwood film titled Richard Jewell. 
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‘Richard Jewell’ Film Paints Press as ‘Reckless, Corrupt, Immoral’

November 23rd, 2019 12:40 PM
Timing is everything for living legend Clint Eastwood The actor/director served up American Sniper after Hollywood stopped firing cinematic shots at the U.S. Military. The results? Sniper earned $350 million at the U.S. box office. Two years later Eastwood directed Sully, just when movie goers craved a true American hero story. That movie hauled in $125 million domestically.
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Red State America Likes Eastwood; Can Lib Hollywood Replace Him?

October 26th, 2019 1:30 PM
At 89, Clint Eastwood isn’t slowing down. In fact, his upcoming drama Richard Jewell began shooting in July and is primed to make its Oscar season debut Dec. 13. Eastwood is known for his unfussy filmmaking. Still, given his age it’s reasonable to think he wants to tell as many stories as possible before he leaves this mortal coil. And then what?

Is Warner Bros. Taking a Turn to the Right?

October 12th, 2019 12:32 PM
Everyone knows the saga surrounding the left-wing media company WarnerMedia. The AT&T-owned conglomerate’s divisions continue to engage in progressive groupthink, and viciously attack conservative counterparts to the messages being delivered on their news or entertainment offerings. Low-rated CNN, run by committed liberal Jeff Zucker, is obviously the worst offender when it comes to…
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'Richard Jewell' Trailer Released About a Fake News Victim

October 4th, 2019 10:30 PM
More than twenty years before the students of Covington Catholic high school were branded as racist by much of the mainstream media for the high "crime" of merely standing in place while a leftist activist beat a drum in their vicinity there was another prominent victim of fake news. His name was Richard Jewell. He was the security guard who saved many lives during the 1996 Summer…
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Film Critics Lose Their Minds Over Eastwood’s Patriotic ‘Paris’

February 17th, 2018 1:30 PM
Clint Eastwood did it again with his newest film, The 15:17 to Paris. The 87-year-old icon drove liberal critics batty with his 2014 smash American Sniper. Heroism? Sacrifice? All-American values? It’s like garlic to some film critics. They’d rather swoon at films depicting the U.S. Military in an unsavory fashion.
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‘Sully’ — The Movie America Needs Right Now

September 10th, 2016 10:32 AM
Clint Eastwood understands the cultural zeitgeist better than just about any Hollywood star. His “Dirty Harry” films arrived when the public had had enough of unchecked crime. Eastwood delivered “Unforgiven” just when we were ready to deconstruct the western genre. You don’t stay a star for more than five decades without understanding the culture at large.…
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Graham Beckel Offers Odd Defense of Clint Eastwood 'Esquire' Interview

August 8th, 2016 5:19 PM
During a recent interview with Clint Eastwood -- and his son, Scott  -- on the Esquire magazine's website, the popular actor and director criticized the current atmosphere of political correctness, telling writer Michael Hainey that when he was growing up, people could say a lot more and not be called a racist. When the Cable News Network decided to discuss that topic, one of the…
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Fox's Bill O'Reilly Claims Upcoming GOP Convention Will Be 'Boring'

July 12th, 2016 7:28 PM
During a lengthy interview with a reporter from the Adweek magazine and website, Bill O'Reilly of the Fox News Channel discussed several topics, including the fact that he will not attend the Republican National Convention in Cleveland July 18-21 because he thinks the event will be “boring.” When asked why he believes that, the host of the top-rated weeknight news program -- The…

Michael Moore: My Conservative Critics Are an 'American ISIS'

February 3rd, 2015 7:41 AM
Vice Magazine has posted a long, fawning interview with limousine leftist documentary maker Michael Moore, infamous for his recent Twitter attack on U.S. Navy Seal Chris Kyle. Maintaining the offensiveness, Moore found American Sniper to be a racist "mess" and discredits the heroism of marksmen like Kyle, calling snipers "chicken-shit," saying the U.S. was the bad guy in Iraq…

Lefty Professor: ‘American Sniper’ Delusional, Just Like the GOP

January 27th, 2015 11:25 AM
In an article for Salon, Penn State professor Sophia McClennen claims the box-office blockbuster has “no nuance, no context and no subtlety” and that its director, Clint Eastwood, “represents a dark, disturbing feature of the GOP mind-set.”

Film Critic: ‘American Sniper’ a ‘Republican Platform Movie’

January 3rd, 2015 3:02 PM
Edelstein gripes in New York magazine that “the native population are portrayed as invaders of our sacred space instead of vice versa,” and that “the people [Chris] Kyle shoots always represent a ‘savage, despicable evil,’ and the physical and mental cost to other Americans just comes with the territory.”