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Members Choice - Gran Torino

Thanks to all of you who nominated and voted for a film for our Member's choice showing in June 2010.  The winning film was  GRAN TORINO by a whisker.
 
An embittered racist learns to respect his Hmong neighbours and finds redemption for his past sins during the Korean War in Clint Eastwood's comic drama, his thirtieth as director.  
 
It's an entertaining line in a very entertaining film that cheerfully plays on the audience's memory of Dirty Harry , even as it undercuts and reconfigures that film's rightwing agenda.
 
Eastwood's swansong performance provides the glue for a foul-mouthed, funny, deeply un-PC and very likeable drama that toys with Eastwood's image as a macho icon and slowly turns audience expectations on their head.