Posts Tagged ‘Ethan Hawke’

Film Review: Maggie’s Plan

Jul 07 2016

After the riotous comedy of Absolutely Fabulous:The Movie last week, this time it’s the turn of something more sophisticated and definitely more American. Maggie’s Plan is released this Friday, certificate 15, and comes from director/writer Rebecca Miller, who is married to Daniel Day Lewis, as well as being the daughter of legendary playwright Arthur Miller.

London Mums’ resident film critic, Freda Cooper, found out whether the film goes according to plan.

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Film review: Boyhood

Jul 08 2014

When a film takes years to make, it’s often not a good sign.  Richard Linklater’s Boyhood took a total of 12 – and there’s absolutely nothing to worry about.  He wanted it that way.

It follows Mason (Ellar Coltrane) as he grows from a six year old boy to a young man of 18, going off to college.  But there’s no change of actor.  Instead, the director took the novel, and more realistic, approach of using the same actor all the time.  Every year over the course of 12 years, the same cast and crew re-united to film the next stage of the story, so we watch Mason grow before our very eyes.

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