Review: ‘Adopt a Highway’ Saved by Ethan Hawke’s Strong Performance

The first few minutes of writer and director Logan Marshall-Green’s Adopt a Highway spends its time following blustery-eyed convict Russell (Ethan Hawke) during the final hours before being released after a 21 year stint from a California prison. Compared to the usual sequence where most films deposit their parolee outside the gates and allow the euphoria of freedom to be the guiding sentiment, Marshall-Green documents the … Continue reading Review: ‘Adopt a Highway’ Saved by Ethan Hawke’s Strong Performance

Festival Files: 2018 Dallas International Film Festival, Dispatch #3

If Saturday in the sport of golf is known as moving day, then Saturday at DIFF was known as premier day. Bringing a variety of mid-level studio titles to the festival certainly drew in the crowds and murmur. I skipped the Mister Rogers documentary, Won’t You Be My Neighbor, since it opens in just a few weeks hence. By all accounts, I missed a communal … Continue reading Festival Files: 2018 Dallas International Film Festival, Dispatch #3