Saturday, July 20, 2019

Tag: Robert Budreau

Stockholm (2018)

Title: Stockholm
Rating: R
Directed by: Robert Budreau
Written by: Robert Budreau
Starring: Ethan Hawke, Noomi Rapace, Mark Strong, Christopher Heyerdahl, Bea Santos, and Thorbjorn Harr
Release Date: 4/12/2019
Running Time: 92 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
Stockholm recounts the absurd true story that sent psychologists scrambling to explain why a group of bank clerks insisted on defending the thief who had taken them hostage.

Ethan Hawke stars as Lars, a charming, bumbling, Bob Dylan-loving crook who storms into the Swedish capital’s mightiest money lender and confuses hostages and police alike with his bizarre demands—like requesting an accomplice and friend (Mark Strong) be released from prison to join him in his delinquency. As the hostages come to realize that Lars couldn’t hurt a fly, bank clerk Bianca (a revelatory Noomi Rapace) and her fellow captives help him hatch a plan to prolong the standoff and escape with millions.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No


Born to Be Blue (2015)

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Title: Born to Be Blue
Rating: R
Directed by: Robert Budreau
Written by: Robert Budreau
Starring: Ethan Hawke, Carmen Ejogo and Callum Keith Rennie
Release Date: 3/25/2016
Running Time: 97 minutes

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Ethan Hawke lights up the screen as jazz legend Chet Baker, whose tumultuous life is thrillingly reimagined with wit, verve, and style to burn. In the 1950s, Baker was one of the most famous trumpeters in the world, renowned as both a pioneer of the West Coast jazz scene and an icon of cool. By the 1960s, he was all but washed up, his career and personal life in shambles due to years of heroin addiction. In his innovative anti-biopic, director Robert Budreau zeroes in on Baker’s life at a key moment in the 1960s, just as the musician attempts to stage a hard-fought comeback, spurred in part by a passionate romance with a new flame (Carmen Ejogo). Creatively blending fact with fiction and driven by Hawke’s virtuoso performance, Born to Be Blue unfolds with all the stylistic brio and improvisatory genius of great jazz.


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