Tag Archives: Ethan Hawke

Stockholm review — Cancel this Swedish vacation

Written and Directed by Robert Budreau | 92 min Stockholm is a stultifying experience at the movies due to the picture's sheer lack of identity. Writer-director Budreau gave us a mediocre Chet Baker biopic, Born To Be Blue, and here he's back with another bland, lifeless picture. Stockholm introduction includes the tag line: "based on an… Read More

#AFF2016 Opening Gala: Maudie review

This year's festival got off to a strong start with the Opening Gala screening of Maudie and the annual party, this one taking place at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, the perfect location given the subject of the film, folk artist Maud Lewis. Like the last AFF, the opening film was screened at the Rebecca… Read More

The AFF 2016 Atlantic Program Announced

On Wednesday morning the Atlantic Film Festival announced their program of films from the Atlantic region to screen at the annual festival, which runs September 15-22. The national and international films are announced in two weeks, on August 24. There are a few strong contenders in this year's list. I'm interested in seeing Bruce McDonald's new… Read More

Born To Be Blue review — The thrill is gone

Written and directed by Robert Budreau | 97 min. | ▲▲△△△ I've come to the end of my patience with the conventional musical biopic. It takes some directorial imagination to upend the cliches and do something fresh in the genre, as Bill Pohlad did last year with a dual narrative in the Brian Wilson picture Love & Mercy.… Read More