This just might be Ethan Hawke’s year. Earlier he starred in First Reform, a comeback film from old master Paul Shrader (Taxi Driver, American Gigolo) and this week his lovely, delicate and searching Blaze, ostensibly a bio-pic of Blaze Foley, the Arkansas-born singer-songwriter whose brutal death transformed him into a minor legend. Philip Martin talked with Hawke and his star, Little Rock’s Ben Dickey, and reviewed the film for Friday’s Style section.
And Piers Marchant is back from the Toronto International Film Festival and on to New York — he was a wrap-up of the first and a preview of the second. And Dan Lybarger reviews Smallfoot, while Karen Martin keeps us up to date on the latest in home video. All in this week’s movie section in Friday’s Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.