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Ethan Hawke’s ‘First Reformed’ Leads Gotham Awards Nominations

“First Reformed,” a drama about a priest who questions his faith played by Ethan Hawke, scored the most nominations for the 2018 Gotham Awards, the annual ceremony in New York honoring independent film.The movie, written and directed by Paul Schrader, landed in three categories: best feature, best actor (for Hawke) and best screenplay.“The Favourite,” Fox […]

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‘The Favourite,’ ‘Suspiria,’ ‘High Life,’ ‘Blaze’ to Have French Premiere at La Roche-sur-Yon Festival

Yórgos Lánthimos’s “The Favourite,” Luca Guadagnino’s “Suspiria,” Claire Denis’s “High Life” and Ethan Hawke’s “Blaze” are among the many well-received films from Venice and Toronto set to be having their French premiere at La Roche-sur-Yon Festival which is headed by Paolo Moretti, the new topper of Cannes’s Directors Fortnight.The international competition lineup of this 9th […]

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Ethan Hawke on ‘Blaze’, ‘First Reformed’s Ambiguous Ending and Those ‘Logan’ Quotes

Ethan Hawke is having quite a year. The Oscar-nominated actor kicked things off with a buzzy performance in Paul Schraeder’s thriller First Reformed, which is on track to pick up some serious attention as awards season draws near, he earned more critical acclaim as a famous rock star in the romantic comedy Juliet, Naked, and […]

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Box Office Breakouts ‘Rbg’ and ‘First Reformed’ Hold Strong

Yet another fashion designer documentary, “The Gospel According to Andre” (Magnolia), stood out among new specialized releases. While Memorial Day Weekend will occasionally launch a major platform release like Terence Malick’s “The Tree of Life” a few years ago, this year’s holiday weekend maintained the norm.Nonetheless specialized audiences are still searching out top films like […]

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‘First Reformed’ Nabs Top Spot; ‘Pope Francis’ Mixed: Specialty Box Office

Updated at 11:30Am Pt with more numbers and analysis. Paul Schrader’s dramatic thriller First Reformed, starring Ethan Hawke and Amanda Seyfried, handily outpaced all new limited release titles over the weekend with a per-theater average of $25,067. The A24 newcomer played four locations Friday to Sunday, grossing $100,270, the second highest gross of any limited-release […]

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Paul Schrader’s ‘First Reformed’ Is a Hit, and the ‘2001’ Reissue Finds New Box-Office Life

Two very different films — Paul Schrader’s “First Reformed” and a 70mm reissue of Stanley Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey” — stand out among the new releases this weekend. The first represents a critical career high for a director who made his first film Tk years ago, while the revival is from a director who […]

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‘First Reformed’ Trailer: Ethan Hawke & Amanda Seyfried In Paul Schrader’s Crisis-Of-Faith Thriller

“Even a pastor needs a pastor.” Here’s the inaugural trailer for First Reformed, the thriller from writer-director Paul Schrader that sees Ethan Hawke have a crisis of faith after encouraging his son to join the military and then having to bury him six months later. “I know that nothing can change,” he says, “and I […]

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Ethan Hawke On Genre Film, The Definitive End Of The ‘Before’ Franchise And His ‘Reality Bites’ Legacy – SXSW

One of the last film panels at SXSW featured four-time Oscar-nominated Ethan Hawke. An Austin native, Hawke has a deep connection with the city has appeared in many films set in the city and collaborating with fellow Texan Richard Linklater on numerous iconic indies including the coming-of-age opus and Before Sunrise franchise. With his films […]

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