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Gran Torino And The Death Of The American Hero
David Moats , February 20th, 2009 14:28

Gran Torino, Clint's last acting role, sees an old-school Eastwood hero faced with the complex and sensitive issue of inner city gangs. Dave Moats wonders if he's he up to the task. Plus a gallery of cinematic swan songs.


Joaquin Phoenix

Reason for leaving cinema:
Pursuing a music career / growing a beard / general estrangement from reality.

Final Film: Two Lovers Not so much going out with bang as with a whimper Two Lovers, released in March in the UK, is a minor but satisfying drama which has unfortunately been completely overshadowed by Joaquin's baffling appearance on David Letterman. How long this divorce from cinema will actually last is anyone's guess.