New generations of performers — particularly comic actors — created a vogue that corroded the idea of military heroism and instead celebrated sarcasm and rebellion. . . . Cagey Eastwood and screenwriter Dorothy Blyskal present school authorities as self-centered egotists, which implicitly satirizes the liberal pop psychology commonly associated with big-city, union-activist teachers [and many academic historians].More here.
But tonight, I'll be streaming Darkest Hour. Eastwood's new film will have to wait until it's out on DVD and streaming.
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"Clint Eastwood’s “15:17 to Paris” Is An Eclectic Mix of Patriotic, Christian, and Cutting Edge — And Will Resonate in the Heartland."
Don’t believe the mixed or bad reviews coming in early for Clint Eastwood’s “15:17 to Paris.” I saw it tonight, and like A.O. Scott in the New York Times, I found it fascinating and much more complicated than a snarky dismissal.Source.
But I'd be willing to bet that a lot of elites will dismiss it nonetheless. We still love heroes. I can't wait to see it when it's released on DVD.