It’s amazing where you can find Christ.
In many respects, Clint Eastwood’s latest film, Gran Torino, is a bleak affair. It tells the story of Walt, a traumatised Korean War veteran who deals with the pain of his memories by hiding behind a wall of crusty misanthropy and bitter racism. Walt’s life is locked into a dead end of re-cycled routine – disguised as “discipline” and “orderliness” – and excessive drinking. Even his family life has been infected: he is all but estranged from his sons and their families; and now that he is a widower, his life has been reduced to one of lonely isolation. Continue reading “Clint Eastwood and Christ: A Reflection on “Gran Torino””