(From Sunday Life)
Byline: PAUL WHITINGTON
CLINT Eastwood's late flowering as a director has been nothing short of remarkable.
He was in his 60s by the time he earned his first Oscar nomination, but since then he's received a further nine and been voted best director twice.
These days, it's almost inevitable that a new Eastwood film will be among the front-runners come Oscar time and little wonder.
The grizzled Californian makes the kind of solid, unfussy, expertly-crafted films that leave room for the story - and the actors telling it - to shine.
And so Oscar-friendly is …