Clint Eastwood marathon from the past 2-3 days:
Coogan's Bluff (1968) - ★★★ - It's proto-Dirty Harry, in a nutshell, (same director and everyfink) but firmly more of a "character study" than a big action/crime/"let's watch Clint destroy some motherfuckers" film. (it's got some of that too though)
Sudden Impact (Dirty Harry IV) (1983) - ★★★☆ - Easily the best DH sequel. Eastwood turns the badass element of his character to eleven, (this film is the source of the famous "GO AHEAD... MAKE MY DAY" quote that everyone knows) and behind the camera he also adds more of a Hitchcockian neo-noir feel compared to the others in the series.
The Dead Pool (Dirty Harry V) (1988) - ★★ - There's a really boss "car chase" involving an RC car bomb, and the random-ass scene of Jim Carrey lipsyncing to Welcome to the Jungle earns it extra credit. Otherwise, it's a total mess and easily the worst of the series. Whatever were they thinking?
Pale Rider (1985) - ★★☆ - Starred and directed this western that's a bit like Shane crossed with some supernatural elements. It's good and it's fun to watch, but it's pretty forgettable. (Watch The Outlaw Josey Wales instead, it's a ★★★★★ classic western and the best movie Eastwood's ever directed to boot)
Heartbreak Ridge (1986) - ★★★☆ - Holy Jesus, this film is hilarious [not that it's necessarily supposed to be, though]. It's essentially Top Gun in the marine corps - it's like, it REALLY shouldn't be good, but Clint's character carries the picture like motherfucking Atlas.