Ethan Hawke

Interview: Ethan Hawke on embracing his horrific character in The Black Phone; “The unknown is where a lot of the fear lives”

July 20, 2022

It would seem in Hollywood, the nicer you are, the more evil you’re able to play.  So, it would make sense that Ethan Hawke, continually referred to as one of the industry’s nicest guys, would excel so at portraying the embodiment of terror. Reuniting with his Sinister director Scott Derrickson, Hawke’s portrayal of child abductor […]

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Interview: The Black Phone stars Mason Thames and Madeleine McGraw on navigating emotion and levity on a horror set

July 20, 2022

Are you ready to answer the call? Arriving in Australian cinemas this week (you can read our review here), The Black Phone is the latest horror outing from acclaimed genre director Scott Derrickson, a supernaturally inclined chiller about a sadistic child killer (dubbed “The Grabber”) whose latest victim turns the tables on him when the […]

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Win a double in-season pass to see The Black Phone starring Ethan Hawke

July 13, 2022

Thanks to Universal Pictures, we have 5 double in-season passes (Admit 2) to see the chilling new horror film The Black Phone, starring Ethan Hawke and directed by Scott Derrickson (Sinister, Doctor Strange). The phone is dead. And it’s ringing.  Director Scott Derrickson returns to his terror roots and partners again with the foremost brand […]

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Film Review: The Black Phone is equally unnerving as it is emotional

June 30, 2022

Scott Derrickson has always found a way to blend his horror sensibilities with a certain sense of emotion.  The Exorcism of Emily Rose incorporated the mentality of a legal drama to explore its themes of demonic possession; Deliver Us From Evil unearthed an other worldly entity amongst the trappings of a police-centred thriller; and Sinister […]

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Film Review: The Northman is an ugly, brutal, Shakespearean drama indulging in its unconventionality

April 21, 2022

“I will avenge you, Father; I will save you, Mother; I will kill you, Fjölnir.” These muttered, repeated words by Viking prince Amleth (played by Oscar Novak as a young boy, and a hulking, angry Alexander Skarsgård as an adult) are essentially summarising Robert Eggers‘ narrative intentions in The Northman, an ugly, brutal, at-times Shakespearean drama. […]

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Win a double in-season pass to see The Northman starring Alexander Skarsgard and Nicole Kidman

April 14, 2022

Thanks to Universal Pictures we have 5 double in-season passes (Admit 2) to give away for the upcoming release of The Northman, starring Alexander Skarsgard and Nicole Kidman, set for release in cinemas from April 21st, 2022. From visionary director Robert Eggers comes THE NORTHMAN, an action-filled epic that follows a young Viking prince on his […]

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SXSW announce Keynotes and Featured Speakers for their 2022 line-up; including Grammy winners Lizzo and Beck

March 2, 2022

With only just over a week away until SXSW 2022 (March 11th-20th), the festival has revealed Keynotes and Featured Speakers made up of prominent industry leaders and creative visionaries from the world’s of tech, film, music, and beyond. The Keynotes announced include three-time Grammy Award-winning artist Lizzo; 2022 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominee […]

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Oscar Isaac debuts as Marvel’s Moon Knight in first released trailer

January 18, 2022

Disney+ have debuted the thrilling trailer for the upcoming Marvel Studios series Moon Knight ahead of its streaming release date of March 30th, 2022. The series follows Steven Grant, a mild-mannered gift-shop employee, who becomes plagued with blackouts and memories of another life. Steven discovers he has dissociative identity disorder and shares a body with […]

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Interview: Australian filmmakers the Spierig Brothers on the 20th anniversary of their cult horror hit Undead; “There’s something to be said about leaving directors alone to go and make their movie”

December 8, 2021

Before making waves in the horror genre with such box office successes and critical winners as Daybreakers, Predestination, and Jigsaw, German-born, Australian-raised brothers Michael and Peter Spierig pooled their talent, connections and coins together for Undead.  Originally released in 2003, the low-budget Australian zombie thriller was an homage to the B-grade horror entries of the […]

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Interview: The Black Phone writer/director Scott Derrickson on his love of the Horror genre and the importance of casting.

October 14, 2021

To coincide with the trailer launch of The Black Phone, the latest horror film from Blumhouse, detailing the abduction of a young boy who learns he is able to communicate with the voices of his captor’s previous victims through a disconnected black phone, Peter Gray chatted with the film’s director, Scott Derrickson, discussing the origins […]

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The Guilty is an intense showcase for the ever commanding Jake Gyllenhaal: TIFF 2021 Review

September 13, 2021

The 2018 Danish thriller The Guilty was riveting, ruthless material.  This American remake, coming courtesy of director Antoine Fuqua (Training Day, The Equalizer), is much of the same, which means those who have seen the original will find the plotting all too familiar, yet those uninitiated are likely to be wholly swept up in its […]

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Film Review: The Truth is a star-studded family drama and a battle of wits

December 26, 2019

There are many ways to tell a story. We all have varying perspectives and world views. The Truth (La vérité) is a film that explores this notion in a smart and philosophical way. The result is a slow and gentle look at some complex human emotions. This film is written and directed by Hirokazu Koreeda […]

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The critically acclaimed First Reformed is getting an exclusive Sydney release at Golden Age

October 30, 2018

Sydneysiders can look forward to Australian Exclusive season of the searing, suspenseful new release First Reformed, from the director of the iconic Taxi Driver, Paul Schrader. Set to hit Golden Age Cinema from 8th November, the film stars Ethan Hawke (Dead Poets Society, Predestination, The Purge), and Amanda Seyfried (Mean Girls, Mamma Mia!, In Time), and since its premiere at the Venice […]

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Sydney Film Festival Review: Juliet, Naked (USA, 2018) Is The Rom-Com We Deserve

June 13, 2018

Relationships are hard, messy complicated things. Finding a balance between what you want and what your partner wants, whilst still retaining a sense of uniqueness feels impossible. Most mainstream Hollywood rom-coms would have us believe that it’s possible with their glossy happy endings. Juliet, Naked is not the rom-com we need but the one we […]

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Interview: Musician Ben Dickey talks playing songwriter Blaze Foley and working with Ethan Hawke

March 30, 2018

Arkansas musician Ben Dickey is no stranger to the stage; releasing a solo record, performing in bands like Amen Booze Rooster, Blood Feathers and featuring as the vocalist and guitarist in Post-Hardcore group Shake Ray Turbine. But now the accomplished, if widely unknown, artist is taking the stage in a new role: artfully portraying singer/songwriter […]

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Interview: Hurray for the Riff Raff’s Alynda Segarra on her acting debut in Blaze and Bluesfest in Australia

March 24, 2018

Last week at SXSW we caught up with Hurray for the Riff Raff‘s Alynda Segarra to talk about her acting debut in Ethan Hawke‘s new film Blaze, which premiered at Sundance earlier this year. The film documents the life of songwriter Blaze Foley. While on the red carpet to promote the film, we also chatted about […]

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SXSW Interview: Ethan Hawke on directing Blaze Foley’s story in Blaze

March 22, 2018

Ethan Hawke‘s film about iconic country blues singer/songwriter Blaze Foley has been praised by critics since its premiere at Sundance in January, and last week it was Austin’s turn, with Blaze screening at SXSW. At that event, held in the city where Blaze lived for much of his life, we caught up with the Hawke […]

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DVD Review: Regression (MA15+) (Canada/Spain/USA, 2015)

May 19, 2016

What an incredibly frustrating film Regression turned out to be. It’s competently made, well-acted, and contains interesting ideas that are suitably unnerving; ingredients that make it all the more disappointing when its ultimate culmination results in a resounding whimper rather than a wow. Director Alejandro Amenabar knows his way around dark material, and for a […]

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Chris Pratt and Denzel Washington’s The Magnificent Seven gets its first trailer

April 21, 2016

2016 is shaping up to be a great year for Westerns that start with ‘the’ and end in a number of gun-slinging bros. Following Quentin Tarantino‘s latest meticulously-curated bloodbath, The Hateful Eight, and Netflix’s Adam Sandler vehicle, The Ridiculous Six, comes The Magnificent Seven. Based off John Sturges‘s 1960’s classic of the same name, The […]

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Get a first look at Luc Besson’s next sci-fi epic, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

March 25, 2016

Luc Besson’s has revealed new details and a first look at his upcoming sci-fi film Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets in a new interview over at Entertainment Weekly.  Based on French comic Valerian and Laureline, the film stars Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Clive Owen, John Goodman, Ethan Hawke and Rihanna. As part of the […]

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