Blaze (2018)

Blaze (2018)

Blaze (2018)

Ethan Hawke directs this music biopic chronicling the life of musician Blaze Foley, which won newcomer Ben Dickey the dramatic acting award at Sundance.

"Newcomer Benjamin Dickey fills the title role with appropriate gusto, and director Ethan Hawke weaves together three singular threads of time to represent the life of Blaze Foley. Through these separate strands—his love affair with girlfriend Sybil Rosen (Alia Shawkat, TV's Arrested Development), an alcohol-fueled night spent singing and picking guitar at Austin’s famous Outhouse bar, and a posthumous radio interview where musicians Zee and Townes Van Zandt remember their departed friend—the true story of Blaze unfolds. Or is it all just legend?" (Sundance Film Festival)

Winner of the Special Jury Prize for dramatic acting (Dickey), 2018 Sundance Film Festival
2018Rating: M, Drug use & offensive language127 minsUSA
DramaMusicTrue Story & Biography
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Variety

Variety

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The daring of Ethan Hawke as a filmmaker is that he shapes his scenes not in a conventional way but as randomly observed slivers of life that amble and glide along to Blaze's dawdling spirit.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

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Hands down the best movie of its kind since Inside Llewyn Davis.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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Blaze is more affecting than most other live-hard/die-ugly music biopics.

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Variety

Variety

press

The daring of Ethan Hawke as a filmmaker is that he shapes his scenes not in a conventional way but as randomly observed slivers of life that amble and glide along to Blaze's dawdling spirit.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

Hands down the best movie of its kind since Inside Llewyn Davis.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Blaze is more affecting than most other live-hard/die-ugly music biopics.

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