Tag Archives: Ethan Hawke

First Reformed

As a New York priest (Ethan Hawke) begins to gather his thoughts in a diary, he’s trying to help a man who’s deeply worried about climate change… Paul Schrader’s most lauded movie in years shares many similarities with Winter Light (1963), but fans of the director will recognize his themes and style. The pastor has … Continue reading First Reformed

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

A UNIVERSE WTHOUT BOUNDARIES NEEDS HEROES WITHOUT LIMITS.  Centuries into the future, Valerian and Laureline (Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne) are agents working for a police force on Alpha, a space station containing millions of humans and other space races that’s suddenly threatened by an unknown force. Two decades after The Fifth Element, Luc Besson returns … Continue reading Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

Dead Poets Society: Against the Stream

HE WAS THEIR INSPIRATION. HE MADE THEIR LIVES EXTRAORDINARY.    This movie was released when I was 13 and I remember what kind of effect it had on us all. Suddenly, we expected every teacher at school to be like John Keating, an inspiring “captain” we’d be willing to fight for. That was the ideal, … Continue reading Dead Poets Society: Against the Stream

The Woman in the Fifth

American novelist Tom Ricks (Ethan Hawke) arrives in Paris, tries to get in touch with his estranged family, rents a room in a shabby place… and meets a mysterious woman (Kristin Scott Thomas) who lives in the fifth arrondissement. Roman Polanski might as well have served as a consultant on this project; the environs, claustrophobic … Continue reading The Woman in the Fifth

Daybreakers

In 2019, the world is ruled by vampires and humans have become a near-extinct race; the lack of blood has researcher Edward Dalton (Ethan Hawke) working on a surrogate. Michael and Peter Spierig enjoy collaborating with zombies and vampires; their last film is called Undead (2003). They’ve done a good job with this one, breathing … Continue reading Daybreakers