Posts Tagged ‘Ethan Hawke’

Review: Tesla

— by RON WILKINSON — Considering he brought electricity into our homes, invented motors we use every day and established the foundations of radio, we forgive this snippet’s lack of detail. Instead, writer/director Michael Almereyda takes us into the dreamscape of Nikola Tesla. At least[...]

Review: Adopt a Highway

— by BEV QUESTAD — Ethan Hawke delivers an intricate, internal, virtuoso performance as a man freshly released from jail after 21 years. He’s not angry, bitter or resentful, but socially slow and afraid. Russell Millings (Hawke) is a victim of the Three Strikes Law. His third offense w[...]

Review: Maggie’s Plan

— by RON WILKINSON — When will Greta Gerwig move out of New York City? No doubt this quirky and totally Greta movie received a lot of support from the Big Apple for showcasing several city tourist attractions, but it did not do the story any good. Despite the overwhelming exposure for th[...]

Review: Predestination

— by RON WILKINSON — The Spierig brothers reunite with Ethan Hawke for their first feature in five years and it is a fascinating film. The screenplay is based on the science fiction short story by Robert A. Heinlein “—All You Zombies—”. Reportedly, the story was written i[...]

Two Clips from Boyhood

— by JESSIKA OWENS — Film shoots can take a lot of time and effort, some upwards of several years. It’s the way things are in the industry, especially in a day and age where, technologically speaking, there’s a smorgasbord of tasks to undertake in post production. Locations, [...]

Review: Getaway

— by JAMES SHAW — Everyone loves a movie with cars and action. The most successful recent movies of this genre would be the “Fast and Furious” series and “Drive.” After watching “Getaway” Monday night, it is evident what makes those two movies stand out from the pack. The “[...]

The Purge: Trailer & Poster

— by CHERRY BELL — Imagine a world where unemployment and crime are at an all-time low, but at a price. The price being that for a 12-hour period once a year, any and all illegal activities are considered legal. All emergency services are suspended during this time and citizens (if they [...]

Before Midnight: Trailer No. 1

— by CHERRY BELL — In terms of modern day romances, “Before Sunrise” and “Before Sunset” — directed by Richard Linklater — hold very special places in hearts of many. The story started with “Before Sunrise” in 1995 when 20-something America[...]

Under Review: ‘Brooklyn’s Finest’

— by MARIUSZ ZUBROWSKI — Crime and gangster films function on atmospheric tension and character drama and the best way to convey both of these aspects is to place the cold-blooded protagonists in an over-populated environment and the best place for the job is the one and only New York[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Brooklyn’s Finest’

— by MARIUSZ ZUBROWSKI — I’ve lived in Brooklyn my entire life, and never have I experienced the corruption that is portrayed in films like “Clockers,” but I guess my neighborhood would not be considered to have any “street cred.” Nevertheless, it is a[...]

Under Review: ‘Daybreakers’

— by MARIUSZ ZUBROWSKI — Vampires have always been a popular source of inspiration for works of fiction, but it wasn’t until recently that their influence really impacted Hollywood. There has been a seemingly non-ending wave of mediocre films that includes the “Twilight”[...]

A Clip from ‘Daybreakers’

— by ROBERT DeFEIS — “Daybreakers” is another film to jump on the vampire bandwagon and after the “Twilight” film success, my bet is on many more to come. Hopefully, no one will be stupid enough to try another “Transylmania,” which I think was officially the worst movie of[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Daybreakers’

— by ROB COX — “Daybreakers” is the upcoming film by directors Peter and Michael Spierig. This is another film that looks to have potential, but is being released in Hollywood’s early-January dumping ground. Worse, this film has been completed since September 2007, meaning [...]