actor: Ethan Hawke

First Reformed

June 1, 2018
We need to talk about faith and doubt, humanity and spirituality, and anything that lies within those crosshairs. At one point in Paul Schrader's film, someone is encouraged to value courage above reason. This is a film that does that by taking a quiet if daring leap into the unknown. It presents [...]

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

July 21, 2017
"Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets" plays less like candy-colored swashbuckler like, say, James Cameron's "Avatar" or James Gunn's "Guardians of the Galaxy" and more like a science fiction rendering of Tom Sawyer. The plot has one common thread involving an alien race facing annihilation, [...]

The Magnificent Seven (2016)

September 23, 2016
"The Magnificent Seven (2016)" is a paradox of sorts. It is a very well-made film, a western, featuring well-known actors who chew up the scenery. The actors include Denzel Washington as Sam Chisolm; Chris Pratt as Joshua Faraday; Vincent D'Onofrio as Jack Horne, and as the villain (and he makes a [...]

Getaway

August 30, 2013
This movie could rightly be called "Grand Theft Auto" but the filmmakers must have spent all of their money wrecking vehicles leaving nothing left for the license fee for the brand. Other brands that were prevalent were Apple products as well as the Ford Shelby Cobra Mustang. With non-stop car [...]

The Purge

June 7, 2013
Effective January 1st, 2009, The Dove Foundation Review Team has ceased reviewing all NC-17 rated movies and certain extraordinarily explicit R-rated films. This decision was reached due to the fact that Dove reviewers are parents or grandparents with conservative values. As such, we feel that we [...]

Sinister

October 12, 2012
Effective January 1st, 2009, The Dove Foundation Review Team has ceased reviewing all NC-17 rated movies and certain extraordinarily explicit R-rated films. This decision was reached due to the fact that Dove reviewers are parents or grandparents with conservative values. As such, we feel that we [...]

Brooklyns Finest

March 5, 2010
Effective January 1st, 2009, The Dove Foundation Review Team has ceased reviewing all NC-17 rated movies and certain extraordinarily explicit R-rated films. This decision was reached due to the fact that Dove reviewers are parents or grandparents with conservative values. As such, we feel that we [...]

Daybreakers

January 8, 2010
Effective January 1st, 2009, The Dove Foundation Review Team has ceased reviewing all NC-17 rated movies and certain extraordinarily explicit R-rated films. This decision was reached due to the fact that Dove reviewers are parents or grandparents with conservative values. As such, we feel that we [...]

Assault on Precinct 13

January 21, 2005
This action-packed remake has been updated for modern times. Featuring drug dealers, a police Sergeant who uses uppers and downers to cope with his fear, and modernized weapons, this shoot-em-up movie has more language than I have ever heard in a film of its caliber. The characters are rather [...]

Before Sunset

July 2, 2004
Unlike the typical R-rated love story, "Before Sunset" has no sex scenes; in fact, the two never touch, although the strong physical attraction between them is obvious. However, the dialog is peppered with strong obscenities, most spoken by Celine. She tells Jesse that she has never married, has [...]