Friday, December 19, 2008


The media is abuzz about Clint Eastwood's new film, Gran Torino, which probes racism in a Detroit neighborhood. It's really nice that Hollywood uses the power of film to condense the issue of racism, a convoluted issue that has existed thousands of years, and cover it within a two-hour film. Gran Torino is truly ahead of its time being that it is the only film to tackle the issue. Ever. Well, except for... Hollywood does this every year and usually handles the issue with the delicacy of a gang rape. Racist meets group he/she is uncomfortable with, decides to stop being a bigot and everyone goes home happy. Save your eight dollars.

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