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Old 09-19-2021, 04:01 AM
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Cry Macho (Clint Eastwood): The cock named Macho transforms Clint Eastwood’s humbly beautiful CRY MACHO into a fairy tale—the film *looks* like the Twilight of the Western. The cockfighting rooster externalizes the depth of masculine feeling in Clint Eastwood and young Eduardo Minett’s heartbreaking confessions that reveal their need for redemption and for belief (one monologue is delivered in a shrine to Our Lady). Significantly, both characters ameliorate their wounds by teaching each other to heal and tame animals (the dream of cowboys and horses that are the inheritance of the global pop audience). Doing so prepares them for precarious fates and uncertain reunions—Macho symbolizes hope. Rooted in the culture’s spiritual heritage, CRY MACHO is the most moving Western since John Ford’s masterpiece 3 GODFATHERS.
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