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Ethan Hawke

Maudie (2016)

For most Sally Hawkins is an acquired taste, whilst some find performances a little on the niggling side, others find her a quiet, yet unassuming character actress who rolls effortlessly into any part she is given adding her own touch of…

The Magnificent Seven (2016)

Remaking a movie like The Magnificent Seven is a thankless task. Never mind that it is itself a remake – based on Kurosawa’s joyful Seven Samurai, fans of John Sturges’ classic will automatically revolt against any reimagining through fear…

Boyhood (2014)

Pleasures and days Richard Linklater's Boyhood is a film about family life and a boy growing up from age six to age eighteen. It was shot over a twelve-year period, four days or so of shooting a year, with the principals all played by…

Good Kill (2014)

Military Language has long been a battleground. In a calculated attempt to sanitise the image of death and reduce culpability, euphemisms are employed aggressively. In the world of drone warfare, a successful strike is denoted by the simple…

Cymbeline (2014)

Imagine if you were to take one of Shakespeare’s lesser known works and transplant it to modern day America where a drug dealing biker gang and the police are all set to square off. Now add in an 80’s B movie action vibe and mix it with…

Boyhood (2014)

Boyhood proves one of director Richard Linklater’s most ambitious projects yet. Not only must it had taken a lot of discipline to film a story in fragments over a twelve year period, but the real test is to keep an audience engrossed for…