Tag Archives: Ethan Hawke

My Summer at the Movies

Last week, I caught Eighth Grade, the first movie written and directed by comedian Bo Burnham. I don’t know his comedy, though I’m watching his “Kill Yourself” bit right now. It’s the perfect late-summer movie. Pick this one when your MoviePass won’t let you into Mission Impossible: Fallout.  Burnham captures the strange and terrifying world of […]


Boyhood is about nothing but passing time. A friend thought (correctly) nothing interesting happens to the lead boy, Mason, as he grows up. I suspect that’s what director Richard Linklater wanted, filming for a week every summer over twelve years. Boyhood adds together the mundane fragments of our memories when they actually happened. This is how Ellar Coltrane, playing Mason, actually looked every […]


NOW AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAY Sunrise, sunset. Swiftly fly the years from Before Sunrise, when Ethan Hawke coaxed Julie Delpy off a train in Vienna, through their Paris reunion in Before Sunset, to the shattering Before Midnight. In a rapidly proliferating universe of Amazing Super-Spider-Iron Men, this unexpected three-decade trilogy from Hawke, Delpy, and Richard Linklater is a happy accident. […]

He Struts and Frets His Hour upon the Stage

THEATER REVIEW: Macbeth Lincoln Center, New York, November 3, 2013 By the pricking of my thumbs, something witchy this way comes. New York has seen a few Macbeths in recent memory (Patrick Stewart, set in a mental hospital; Alan Cumming, playing all the parts, also in a mental hospital). So it’s a nice departure that Lincoln […]