Films in 50 words-ish: Mystic River

Buy it!Eastwood directs a satisfying multi-layered narrative, with fine performances from Penn, Robbins and Bacon. While the search for the killers of Penn’s daughter inevitably drives the film, the real tragedy is the dominant expectation that he who was sinned against as a child, must in turn become a sinner.

A solid 7.5 out of 10.

The Dreamers……Elephant

(originally posted to Vague Film Club website 18/02/2004)

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