Ethan Hawke

Stockholm (2018)

The term “Stockholm Syndrome” where the captured feel an affinity with and identify with their captors (think of Patty Hearst for instance), has been around in the media so long one might pause to wonder where it came from. The hostage comedy/drama Stockholm portrays the “absurd but true story” that coined the term. As absurd …

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The coming-of-age film is a tried and true formula. We follow a child, usually a boy, as he grows from wide-eyed innocence, through his formative years, until he becomes, at least in the eyes of the storyteller, a man. Boyhood completely follows that formula, as we meet six-year-old Mason (Ellar Coltrane), a cute, daydreaming kid …

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Training Day

Denzel Washington is just so damn good that he can play a bad guy so despicable and sleazy that it nonetheless takes most of a film for the audience to hate him. Talk about charisma to burn. As far as him winning the Best Actor Oscar for 2001 for Training Day, well, I’ll just say …

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