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    Watch Ethan Hawke and Asa Butterfield as father and son in trailer for ‘Ten Thousand Saints’

    As a rising star to watch out for, Asa Butterfield is proving his ability to go from mainstream to indie in the blink of an eye. From writer/directors Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini (American Splendor) comes the first trailer for their Sundance 2015 film Ten Thousand Saints, based on the book by Eleanor Henderson. Here’s […] More

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    New ‘Regression’ trailer with Emma Watson, Ethan Hawke

    We first got a look at Regression, a sinister detective thriller from Alejandro Amenábar (The Others), his first film since 2009, back in February when an international teaser was released. Now this first full trailer pegs Ethan Hawke as a detective investigating a young woman’s (Emma Watson) accusation of her father’s crimes involving a secretive organization and […] More

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    Meet the Zen master of piano in ‘Seymour: An Introduction’

    Amidst the chaos and uncertainty of an indifferent universe, virtuoso pianist Seymour Bernstein found order in his music. Ethan Hawke’s new documentary, Seymour: An Introduction, follows the reclusive Bernstein as he prepares for his first live performance in 35 years. Through powerful ruminations on his craft, we glimpse the inner workings of an artist whose love for music permeates every fiber of his being. Hawke gives us a terrific primer on one of classical music’s most talented and confounding figures. More

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    ‘Cymbeline’ is an admirable Shakespeare adaptation, but far too convoluted

    Cymbeline is director Michael Almereyda’s second Shakespeare adaptation set in modern day, his last being 2000’s Hamlet, also starring Ethan Hawke. The Bard’s late work tragedy, previously set in the Royal Court of Olde England, receives a face-lift, updated to a war between the Roman police force and the Briton Motorcycle Club ran by Cymbeline (Ed Harris). The King trades in a crown for an Uzi and a leather jacket as a drug kingpin troubled by familial strife. His second wife (the serpentine Mila Jovovich) despises Cymbeline’s daughter, Imogen (Dakota Johnson, proving she has acting chops that viewers may not find in Fifty Shades of Grey), for not marrying her son, Cloten (Anton Yelchin). In secret, Imogen has pledged herself to Posthumus (Penn Badgley), much to Cymbeline’s displeasure. More

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    Watch Emma Watson and Ethan Hawke in tense ‘Regression’ trailer

    With Ethan Hawke coming off Boyhood and also finding himself in Andrew Niccol’s latest, and Emma Watson being cast as Belle in Disney’s live action Beauty and the Beast, Alejandro Amenábar Regression has made an interesting pairing with two actors currently hitting a powerful stride. Regression is a creepy thriller about a young woman (Watson) who […] More

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    The Definitive Movies of 1995

    10. Waterworld Directed by: Kevin Reynolds It could be the flop of all flops. At the time, “Waterworld” was the most expensive film ever made. Starring Kevin Costner, “Waterworld” is a science-fiction/fantasy film taking place roughly 500 years after the polar ice caps melted in the beginning of the 21st century, effectively covering the entire […] More

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    ‘Predestination’ is an original thrill in a dead January landscape

    Walking into Predestination clean is perhaps the best advice to offer any cinephile willing to hunt down this likely future cult classic. It would be easy to just describe Predestination as Looper tossed in a blender with Minority Report, but the Spierig Brothers are going in a very different direction here. A direction that may lose a few viewers along the way. More

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    ’21 Years: Richard Linklater’ is more entertaining than must-see

    Most filmgoers don’t know Richard Linklater’s name but his effect has been felt through the American independent film scene since the debut of Slacker in 1991. For the star-studded cast of commenters sitting down for some insights into Linklater, it’s hard to imagine a world without him. He is the unicorn who managed to build an entire career of passion projects that most filmmakers never get to, or let toil in production hell. More

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    NYFF 2014: ‘Seymour: An Introduction’ offers a fleeting, intimate look at a beloved teacher

    Seymour Bernstein might very well be the sweetest man alive. I’ve never met him, but Seymour: An Introduction, Ethan Hawke’s new documentary that chronicles a recent three-year period of Bernstein’s life, radiates with vibrant life, and creates the feeling that Bernstein is in the room with you. It depicts the man as a soft-spoken, endearing, genuine person who’s as genuinely passionate about life as he is music. He looks with glistening eyes into the camera, his features gentle and faded and the edges of the frame opaque, and talks with us, not at us. There’s something inexplicably beautiful about the way he gazes longingly into the camera, his eyes at once sharp yet soft, comfortably penetrative. He speaks softly, and the room seems to grow quiet around him, adjusting to his volume. More

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    ‘Cymbeline’, the latest Shakespeare adaptation, gets a new trailer

    As one of the most popular playwrights in the world, a number of Shakespeare’s works have been adapted for the big screen, with filmmakers such as Baz Luhrmann, Kenneth Branagh, and Joss Whedon drawing from Shakespeare’s material. Filmmaker Michael Almereyda himself added to the collection with 2000’s Hamlet, and his latest feature sees him returning […] More

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