Reviews: Blaze (2018)

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  • [New] | Alex Brannan @ CineFiles Reviews
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: One of the most beautiful and moving films ever made about a musician, “Blaze” reveals its cowriter (with Sybil Rosen)/director Ethan Hawke as a true romantic and its star, musician Ben Dickey, as an extraordinarily natural performer.
  • Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie
    • Excerpt: Blaze feels like an Ethan Hawke passion project, the kind where a filmmaker hears about a legend, digs in to find out more, and discovers a movie underneath it. Blaze’s story and Ben Dickey are made for the camera and Hawke’s country-western opera offers a realistic slice of Americana by a guy who appears to respect it, not a poseur intent on exploitation.
  • [New] | Jared Mobarak @ BuffaloVibe
    • Excerpt: That level of intimacy coupled with Hawke’s unconventional formal structure really allows Blaze to become a bona fide experience rather than merely a history lesson.
  • Dennis Schwartz @ Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews
    • Excerpt: A gem, giving us more than just a biopic but capturing the outsider’s character for better or worse.
  • Don Shanahan @ Every Movie Has a Lesson
    • Excerpt: ?Serenading and soul-bearing for two stout hours, Ethan Hawke’s third directorial effort personifies the quintessential plight of the “starving artist.” Whether they carry a paintbrush or a guitar, these will-they-or-won’t-they tales stir hope and anticipation as nearly irresistible cinematic story material.
  • [New] | Andrew Wyatt @ The Lens