CINEMA: IN LIKE CLINT

EASTWOOD SHOWS HIS AGE IN AN OLD-STYLE THRILLER

The film's poster is boldly simple: a close-up of Clint staring both out of and into the darkness, with a visage as stark and stony as if it were a fifth face on Mount Rushmore. The image is fully aware of its iconic import, of the strength and frailty of stardom in late middle age. So is Absolute Power, the movie that fleshes out this hunk of granite. Many of its leading actors were born before the Rushmore carvings were completed in 1941. Eastwood, directing himself as a cat burglar on his eighth or ninth life, is 66, as is Gene...

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