Tag: ethanhawke

SXSW 2018 Interview: Ethan Hawke On BLAZE

Blaze Foley was never a star. Like many an unsung hero in the great tradition of truth-telling, the idea of careerism or professionalizing his craft ran so counter to Blaze’s aesthetic drive, he’d sooner drink himself to death before playing...

Review: MAUDIE, Art and Beauty in the Smallest Places

Biopics of visual artists are (or can be) some of the more interesting of that mode of film: it's fairly simple to show a painter creating their work, or show the inspiration for that work. Too often, artists who are...

Blu-ray Review: Criterion Packages Love and Time in Linklater's BEFORE TRILOGY

The years shall run like rabbits… -W.H. Auden  From the start, before Richard Linklater conducted his grand experiment on the nature of time - Boyhood - he was out to capture the great container of all experience: time - good...

Dublin International Film Festival Announces Lineup Featuring MAUDIE, FREE FIRE, IN LOCO PARENTIS and More

Dublin international Film Festival announced its full lineup today with the Sally Hawkins and Ethan Hawke starring folk artist biopic Maudie set to open proceedings on February 16. Along with a sizable selection of International films and guests, there'll be...

Review: IN A VALLEY OF VIOLENCE, Ti West's New Western

In Sergio Leone's classic The Good The Bad And The Ugly, one of many iconic scenes involves a gunfighter sneaking up to murder Eli Wallach's Tuco in a bathtub. The anonymous heavy lost his arm in a shootout with Tuco...

Blu-ray Review: Two Years Later, BOYHOOD Ends On Criterion

Almost as soon as Boyhood was released in June of 2014, Richard Linklater was promising audiences that a Criterion Collection release was forthcoming - which made fans of the collection all the more disappointed when an (admittedly decent) studio Blu-ray...

Review: THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN Shoots for Remake Glory

When you put the word “magnificent” in the title of your movie, you’d really better be able to live up to it. Except, in the case of director Antoine Fuqua’s The Magnificent Seven, the very title's been done before. For...

Fantasia 2016 Review: IN A VALLEY OF VIOLENCE Is A Talky If Slight Examination Of Western Tropes

In Sergio Leone's classic The Good The Bad And The Ugly, one of many iconic scenes involves a gunfighter sneaking up to murder Eli Wallach's Tuco in the bath-tub. The anonymous heavy lost his arm in a shootout with Tuco...

Second MAGNIFICENT SEVEN Trailer Arrives And - Again - Is Way Better Than Expected

Okay, Antoine Fuqua, you got me. You can have my money. And probably my kid's money, too, which is also my money. Because as promised by the first teaser, this new trailer for The Magnificent Seven just looks like way...

Win A REGRESSION Blu-ray From Anchor Bay And Dimension

Alejandro Amenábar's (The Others, The Sea Inside) latest psychological thriller Regression arrived on May 10 on Blu-ray and DVD from Anchor Bay Entertainment and Dimension Films, and Digital HD and On Demand from Starz Digital. If you have not already...

THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN Trailer Delivers Exactly As Expected

So, when word broke that Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt were set to star in a remake of The Magnificent Seven directed by Antoine Fuqua quite a lot of people undoubdetly had a picture in their minds of exactly what...

THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN: Our First Look At Washington, Pratt and Co.

USA Today has our first look at Antoine Fuqua's remake of The Magnificent Seven.  You got your Denzel Washington going Full-Yul, all in black. As a fellow Man of the Beard I’m liking D’Onofrio’s look. And the film has added...

Have Your Say: Falling In Love With An Imaginary Person

Last week, Luc Besson shared some news about his movie adaptation of Valerian, and that took me back to the time I discovered the original French graphic novels from the early seventies. I stumbled upon those a few years after...

Luc Besson Shows Glimpses At VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS

French director Luc Besson can be a right royal champion of secrecy at times, with for example his The Fifth Element appearing almost out of nowhere in 1997, despite it being a huge project. However, yesterday Entertainment Weekly published an...

REGRESSION: Out On Bluray/DVD/VOD May 10th

Just a quick note to those of you who either love the tactile pleasure of unwrapping a Blu or a DVD, or that Alejandro Amenábar’s thriller Regression simply did not make its way to a cinema near you, it will be...

Review: REGRESSION, Beyond Disappointing

Back in the 1990s, Alejandro Amenábar was part of the incredible new wave of Spanish fantastic cinema. His first feature, Thesis, was a Hitchcock-style thriller about snuff films that was creepy and sexy; his second, Open Your Eyes, a subtle sci-fi thriller...

VALERIAN: Ethan Hawke And John Goodman Join Luc Besson's Space Epic

Luc Besson is long overdue to return to sci-fi and it currently rectifying that as he prepares for his $180 million space epic Valerian which begins shooting next month. The main characters of the film, to be played by Dane DeHaan...

Review: REGRESSION, How the Mighty Have Fallen

Back in the 1990s, Alejandro Amenábar was part of the incredible new wave of Spanish fantastic cinema. His first feature, Thesis, was a Hitchcock-style thriller about snuff films that was creepy and sexy; his second, Open Your Eyes, a subtle sci-fi...

MAGNIFICENT SEVEN: Peter Sarsgaard In Talks To Take Villainous Lead

Variety is reporting that Peter Sarsgaard is in talks to take on the role of villain in Antonie Fuqua's interpretation of The Magnificent Seven. Sarsgaard will be joining Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke, Chris Pratt, Vincent D'Nofrio, Haley Bennett and Luke Grimes...

Review: GOOD KILL Intelligently Examines Drone Warfare

"Keep compartmentalizing" is a piece of advice from a commanding officer to his ace pilot. This is darkly humourous, intelligent screenwriting because these drone-piloting soldiers spend 12 hours a day literally inside a box, albeit an air-conditioned one filled...