2003: Mystic River. * Auteur factor: 9/10. This was the film that re-established Mr. Eastwood–it’s only the fact that his previous film was Blood Work that keeps him from a 10. * Festival factor: 6/10. Played at Cannes. * Hype: 6/10. This film was a slow-burner of sorts: NYFF helped boost its cred, but it reached its critical mass only once it had opened in theaters. (Remember 2003? Sean Penn winning Best Actor was kind of an upset!) * Total: 21/30 NYFF points.