LATELY — 22 May 2009

Reviews from 30000ft

Gran Torino–Korean-vet Clint East­wood gets grumpy with Asian gangs messing with his Asian neighbours. Good movie, but more interestingly, an impressive movie (tight, controlled, no ex­tra­ne­ous parts). The ending is pretty sad. East­wood is very good.

Appaloosa–Western with Viggo Mortensen, Ed Harris, Renée Zellweger. (Curiously the in­flight movie guide listed Viggo Mortensen as the one star.) Me­an­ders a bit too much (in plot and char­ac­ter development), but adequate. Mortensen wears some in­ter­est­ing double but­toned shirts.