Everyone should have Billy Connolly for a grandad.
That this film received zero Oscar nominations kind of makes a mockery of the awards. Eastwood gives one of his finest performances in a film that will make you laugh and cry. Film making of the highest calibre from a man who often receives praise for his direction but gets far to little credit as an actor.
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I have to say that after seeing Dead Hooker in a Trunk I’d written off the Soska sisters as talentless wannabes attempting to jump on the Grindhouse bandwagon. A sentiment that ill prepared me for their follow-up.
With American Mary they’ve created a film that’s disturbing, touching, sporadically violent and incredibly imaginative. It’s a movie that truly feels unique while so many of the films at this year’s FrightFest were awash with references to the…