Ethan Hawke

Ben Dickey and Alia Shawkat are excellent in “Blaze.” (Courtesy IFC Films)

‘Blaze’ tells little-known story of country great

“Blaze,” directed by Ethan Hawke, is a free-flowing, honey-colored, emotionally satisfying ramble…

 

In “The King,” filmmaker Eugene Jarecki compares the life of Elvis Presley with the ups and downs of the U.S. (Courtesy Oscilloscope Laboratories)

‘King’ takes a fresh look at Elvis and America

The life and death of Elvis Presley is hardly a novel movie…

 

Ethan Hawke and Amanda Seyfried give sensitive performances in “First Reformed.” (Courtesy A24)

Paul Schrader unusually focuses on spirituality in ‘First Reformed’

The first thing one might notice about writer-director Paul Schrader’s “First Reformed”…

 

Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne star in “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.” (Courtesy Vikram Gounassegarin/STXfilms)

‘Valerian’: Dizzy, dazzling, dumb fun in space

Luc Besson’s “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets” sports a…

Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne star in “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.” (Courtesy Vikram Gounassegarin/STXfilms)
Ethan Hawke and Sally Hawkins are excellent in in “Maudie.” (Courtesy Duncan Deyoung, Sony Pictures Classics)

Acting buoys folk artist Maud Lewis biopic

“Maudie” profiles Maud Lewis, who experienced poverty, physical deformity and domestic woes…

Ethan Hawke and Sally Hawkins are excellent in in “Maudie.” (Courtesy Duncan Deyoung, Sony Pictures Classics)
Ethan Hawke and Sally Hawkins appear in “Maudie.” (Courtesy Duncan Deyoung, Sony Pictures Classics)

Ethan Hawke compelled by ‘Maudie’s’ female director

Actor Ethan Hawke had a major revelation a couple years back: “It…

Ethan Hawke and Sally Hawkins appear in “Maudie.” (Courtesy Duncan Deyoung, Sony Pictures Classics)
Citizen Kane screens, with special guest William Randolph Hearst III, on April 6 at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. (Courtesy photo)

SF International Film Festival 2017 major events

BIG NIGHTS Opening night: “Landline,” a 1990s-set comedy reteaming “Obvious Child” director…

Citizen Kane screens, with special guest William Randolph Hearst III, on April 6 at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. (Courtesy photo)
Denzel Washington stars in yet another version of  “The Magnificent Seven.”  (Courtesy Sam Emerson/Columbia Pictures)

Diverse ‘Magnificent Seven’ remake tells an old story well

The new “The Magnificent Seven” -- a remake of the 1960 Western…

Denzel Washington stars in yet another version of  “The Magnificent Seven.”  (Courtesy Sam Emerson/Columbia Pictures)
COURTESY IFC FILMSAn irresistible octogenarian piano teacher is the subject of Ethan Hawke’s satisfying documentary "Seymour: An Introduction."

Spirited 'Seymour' reveals magic of music, ideas

An octogenarian piano teacher who extols the merits of the soft pedal…

COURTESY IFC FILMSAn irresistible octogenarian piano teacher is the subject of Ethan Hawke’s satisfying documentary "Seymour: An Introduction."
COURTESY SONY PICTURESEthan Hawke stars in "Predestination.”

Spierig twins, Hawke ponder time travel in 'Predestination'

Based on a story by Robert A. Heinlein of “Starship Troopers" fame,…

COURTESY SONY PICTURESEthan Hawke stars in "Predestination.”
Courtesy PhotoIn “Before Midnight

‘Before Midnight’ team works after hours

Directed by Richard Linklater, “Before Midnight” completes a trilogy begun nearly 20…

Courtesy PhotoIn “Before Midnight

A new twist on the vampire formula

It might seem far-fetched to suggest that “Dead Poets Society,” the film…