Tag Archives: Ethan Hawke

Cinema Review – Maudie

Maud (Sally Hawkins), an arthritic young woman who is never truly treated as an adult by her aunt Ida (Gabrielle Rose) and her brother Charles (Zachary Bennett), longs for her freedom. To achieve her goal, Maud becomes the live in housekeeper of the surly and cantankerous Everett (Ethan Hawke), and in their small house in Nova Scotia love and Maud’s ability to paint are nurtured. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Magnificent Seven

In the old West, businessman and rogue Bartholomew Bogue (Peter Sarsgaard) has his eye on the small town of Rose Creek, which happens to be home to a literal gold mine. When Bogue kills several of the town’s men and gives everyone else three weeks to decide whether or not to sell to him, Emma Cullen (Haley Bennett) sets out to round up outlaws whose loyalty can be bought, in order to protect the town from Bogue and his men. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Maggie’s Plan

Maggie (Greta Gerwig) is determined to become a mother; she feels she is at the right time in her life, even though she has yet to have a meaningful relationship that lasts more than a few months. Maggie plans to inseminate herself with sperm from an acquaintance, but as the date draws near, she becomes friends with fellow teacher and aspiring novelist John (Ethan Hawke), a friendship that turns to something more, destroying John’s marriage to the passionate but self-involved Gerogette (Julianne Moore). Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Good Kill

Experienced wartime pilot Tom Egan (Ethan Hawke) begins to question his reasons for doing his job, when his job evolves into that of a drone pilot. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Boyhood

Over the course of 12 years, Boyhood follows Mason (Ellar Coltrane) as he grows from young child to young adult, and the challenges he faces along the way. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Getaway

When his wife is kidnapped, former racing driver Brent Magna (Ethan Hawke) is forced to carry out the instructions of a mysterious voice at the other end of the telephone. Magna is forced to commandeer a car, but a spanner is thrown into the works when the Kid (Selena Gomez) who owns it decides to come along for the ride. Continue reading

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JDIFF 2013 Review – Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God

Alex Gibney explores several claims of child sexual abuse in the Catholic Church around the world and asks when and how the Vatican knew about this, and what the Catholic Church did to cover this up. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Sinister

True crime writer Ellison (Ethan Hawke) moves his family into a home in which a family was murdered, and unwittingly puts his family into the sights of a supernatural being. Continue reading

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