Tagged: Ethan Hawke

Explorers (1985)

Another Spielberg-ian family film from director Joe Dante, although unlike his previous film, Gremlins, it isn’t produced by Steven Spielberg’s production house, despite it being obviously influenced in its wide-eyed sense of discovery, optimism, and...

The Magnificent Seven (2016)

The Magnificent Seven is a remake of a classic Western of the same name from 1960, which itself is a remake of a classic samurai masterpiece, The Seven Samurai, by Akira Kurosawa.  Antoine Fuqua takes the director’s...

The Purge (2013)

I wish there were a day every year that we, the audience, could just purge all of the memories of films like this. The premise: In the near future, the United States’ government has...

Mystery Date (1991)

Mystery Date is a tedious exercise in the routine, with gags so trite, you’ll be reciting each punch line minutes before it actually occurs.  With such likeable romantic leads, it’s a shame to see them...

Before Sunrise (1995)

Before Sunrise is one of those hidden gems that, if you are in the mood for an insightful, romantic film, is well worth seeking out in your local video store.  It tells a very simple...