Clint Eastwood's senior years as a filmmaker have been amazing. Once a director of comedy and sub-par dramas (Unforgiven excluded), he then made Mystic River and it's been absolute quality since. He seems to go from strength to strength and has successfully juggled subjects. His most recent, J Edgar, is a good looking film and Leonardo DiCaprio delivers a really strong performance... unfortunately I really didn't enjoy the film. It follows the career of J Edgar Hoover, founder of the FBI. His significance in American history is irrefutable and there's a solid film to be made of it.. but I found Eastwood's J Edgar to be disjointed. Similarly to the recent, The Iron Lady, the film is divided between the later years and flashbacks of the early years. I hate this method of storytelling. It makes me feel isolated and disconnected from the story. I would have much preferred a straight A-Z recount of a life and career. This is so unfortunate because there are so many great things about the film.