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Ethan Hawke movies: 14 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Boyhood,’ ‘Training Day,’ ‘First Reformed’

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Ethan Hawke movies: 14 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Boyhood,’ ‘Training Day,’ ‘First Reformed’
It’s hard to believe, but four-time Academy Award nominee Ethan Hawke has celebrated over three decades in the film business. Hawke made his film debut in Joe Dante‘s 1985 film, “Explorers” and 33 years later has received some of the best reviews of his career for 2018’s “First Reformed,” which is currently playing in theaters across the country.

Although an accomplished Tony-nominated stage actor, Hawke is primarily celebrated for his work in movies. He is one of the few performers who has been a double Oscar nominee in both the acting category (“Training Day” and “Boyhood”) and writing (“Before Sunrise” and “Before Midnight”). Hawke has also been nominated for two Screen Actors Guild Awards (“Training Day” and “Boyhood”), as well as a Golden Globe nod for “Boyhood.”

Unquestionably, Hawke’s most notable film collaborations have been with writer/director Richard Linklater, who had the ability to bring out something extra in him.
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‘Anon’ Review

Stars: Clive Owen, Amanda Seyfried, Colm Feore, Sonya Walger, Mark O’Brien, Joe Pingue, Iddo Goldberg, Sebastian Pigott, Rachel Roberts, Ethan Tavares, Marco Grazzini, Conrad Coates | Written and Directed by Andrew Niccol

Writer-director Andrew Niccol has made a career out of depicting tech-enhanced dystopias, whether it’s his 1997 debut Gattaca (genetic engineering), his script for The Truman Show (reality TV taken to extremes) or 2002′s S1m0ne, which now seems weirdly prescient in its anxiety over digitally augmented reality. His latest film, sci-fi murder mystery Anon, finds Niccol on familiar ground when it comes to tech-based paranoia, but the plot falls short in comparison to the imaginative world building.

Set in an all-too-believable future, the film stars Clive Owen as world-weary detective Sal Frieland, whose job has been rendered ridiculously easy because all crimes are almost instantly solvable, thanks to an implant called the eye that uploads every citizen
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Anon Review

Technology and social issues are no strangers to writer/director Andrew Niccol, a filmmaker who has dabbled with these issues previously in Gattaca, Good Kill even The Truman Show. Niccol visits the themes of privacy and security with a stylistic tone adding a modern crime thriller noir element to smooth out the edges; no matter how slick it looks to the eye there is no glossing over the fact this low budget offering is cold-heartedly flawed.

Set in a future where digital information on each individual is readily available at the blink of an eye. Clive Owen takes on the role of Sal Frieland, a sharp-suited, divorced, hard-drinking detective with his own deep-seated issues surrounding the loss of his son. In Niccol’s future, every minor move we make, thought we have, memory we create and crime we commit is digitally stored in The Ether, a data storage system we access through our own being.
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New clip from Andrew Niccol’s ‘Anon’

From the pioneering mind of Academy Award nominated filmmaker Andrew Niccol comes Anon; his latest meditation on the fraught relationship between technology and humanity starring Clive Owen and Amanda Seyfried

In a modern world where advanced biosyn implants mean everyone is subjected to a relentless visual stream of information they call the ‘Mind’s Eye’, privacy and anonymity as we know it has vanished. With everyone’s personal information on public display and each person’s life recorded down to the millisecond, personal information is downloaded to a vast grid called ‘The Ether’, a database which law enforcement can access and use to prosecute criminals.

In Anon, Sal Frieland (Clive Owen), is faced with a series of shocking murders which appear to be linked. Unable to identify the killers it soon becomes apparent that what they have in common signals a major breakdown in the system on which society has come to rely.
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Exclusive: Clive Owen and Andrew Niccol talk Anon and they effect of social media on privacy

Andrew Niccol is a writer and director known for binding technology and social issues within his filmmaking arsenal. Projects such as Gattaca, In Time and even the Jim Carrey lead The Truman Show (which he wrote) have delved into the subject with complex concepts that continue to fascinate. His latest, starring Clive Owen and Amanda Seyfried is Anon. On the surface it’s a whodunnit crime investigation however its concept of technological security and privacy are at its very foundation.

In Anon Sal Frieland (Clive Owen) is faced with a series of shocking murders which appear to be linked. Unable to identify the killers it soon becomes apparent that what they have in common signals a major breakdown in the system on which society has come to rely.

As he delves into the case, Frieland encounters a woman seemingly with no identity (Amanda Seyfried). Something he initially assumes is a
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Exclusive Interview – Clive Owen and Andrew Niccol on Anon

Andrew Niccol admits he’s been considering a story about privacy and secrecy for some time. It’s a theme that lends itself to a futuristic setting – familiar territory for the creator of Gattaca and The Truman Show – and his latest, Anon, is placed fairly and squarely in the near future. Released this Friday, 11th May, the film stars Clive Owen as a cop hunting a killer in a society where crime hardly exists, because everybody’s information and memories are stored digitally. Access to them is easy – especially for the authorities.

Talking to Flickering Myth’s Freda Cooper, Owen and Niccol both admit they could never have anticipated just how topical the film has become. Its theme doesn’t so much echo as proclaim the recent Facebook controversy so that, well before the its release, everybody was talking about it without even knowing.

With Anon under their belts, they
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Privacy no longer exists for Clive Owen in full trailer for Anon

Sky Cinema has launched the full trailer for Andrew Niccol’s return to film noir with Anon, a world in which privacy no longer exists thanks to The Ether.

The latest from Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Andrew Niccol (The Truman Show, Gattaca, In Time), Anon is his latest meditation on the fraught relationship between technology and humanity. In a modern world where advanced biosyn implants mean everyone is subjected to a relentless visual stream of information, they call the ‘Mind’s Eye’, privacy and anonymity as we know it has vanished. With everyone’s personal information on public display and each person’s life recorded down to the millisecond, personal information is downloaded to a vast grid called ‘The Ether’, a database which law

The film stars Clive Owen and Amanda Seyfried.

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The film will be
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New trailer for Andrew Niccol sci-fi thriller ‘Anon’

From the pioneering mind of Academy Award nominated filmmaker Andrew Niccol comes Anon; his latest meditation on the fraught relationship between technology and humanity starring Clive Owen and Amanda Seyfried

In a modern world where advanced biosyn implants mean everyone is subjected to a relentless visual stream of information they call the ‘Mind’s Eye’, privacy and anonymity as we know it has vanished. With everyone’s personal information on public display and each person’s life recorded down to the millisecond, personal information is downloaded to a vast grid called ‘The Ether’, a database which law enforcement can access and use to prosecute criminals.

In Anon, Sal Frieland (Clive Owen), is faced with a series of shocking murders which appear to be linked. Unable to identify the killers it soon becomes apparent that what they have in common signals a major breakdown in the system on which society has come to rely.
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One More Time: Netflix's Us Trailer for Augmented Reality Film 'Anon'

"Who can hack a human being?" One more trailer for the indie sci-fi film Anon, written and directed by sci-fi storyteller Andrew Niccol. We posted another trailer earlier this year, and a new international trailer this week already. This new Us trailer from Netflix presents the story entirely differently - about hackers and hacking our augmented reality, and how one of them is getting away with murders by erasing memories. Clive Owen plays a cop investigating a series of unsolved murders, who meets a mysterious hacker woman known as "The Girl" - Amanda Seyfried. This also stars Colm Feore, Sonya Walger, Mark O'Brien, Joe Pingue, Iddo Goldberg, and Sebastian Pigott. This actually looks good, I'm planning to watch once it's available - starting in early May on Netflix. Here's the official Us trailer (+ new Us poster) for Andrew Niccol's Anon, direct from Netflix's YouTube: You can still watch the
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New International Trailer for Andrew Niccol's 'Anon' with Clive Owen

"We can't control what we can't see." Another new international trailer has debuted for the indie sci-fi film Anon, written and directed by sci-fi storyteller Andrew Niccol. We posted another trailer earlier this year, and it still looks very intriguing. The film is about a near-future where there is no privacy or anonymity, where even private memories are recorded in an effort to cut down on crime. Clive Owen plays a cop investigating a series of unsolved murders, who meets a hacker woman known as "The Girl", played by Amanda Seyfried. She has no identity, no history and no record. Also starring Colm Feore, Sonya Walger, Mark O'Brien, Joe Pingue, Iddo Goldberg, and Sebastian Pigott. I'm usually interested in whatever Niccol makes, especially if it's full-on sci-fi, and I'm fascinated by this. That digitized filmmaking style with augmented reality Pov is crazy cool. Check this out. Here's a second international
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Clive Owen stars in teaser trailer for Anon

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Sky Cinema UK have launched the first teaser trailer for upcoming sci-fi thriller Anon starring Clive Owen and Amanda Seyfried.

The latest from Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Andrew Niccol (The Truman Show, Gattaca, In Time), Anon is his latest meditation on the fraught relationship between technology and humanity. In a modern world where advanced biosyn implants mean everyone is subjected to a relentless visual stream of information, they call the ‘Mind’s Eye’, privacy and anonymity as we know it has vanished. With everyone’s personal information on public display and each person’s life recorded down to the millisecond, personal information is downloaded to a vast grid called ‘The Ether’, a database which law enforcement can access and use to prosecute criminals.

Also in trailers – Natalie Dormer and Ed Skrein star in trailer for In Darkness

The film will be released in UK and Irish cinemas and on Sky Cinema
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‘Anon’ Trailer: Amanda Seyfried and Clive Owen Try to Survive in a World Where Privacy Doesn’t Exist

‘Anon’ Trailer: Amanda Seyfried and Clive Owen Try to Survive in a World Where Privacy Doesn’t Exist
Gattaca” and “In Time” director Andrew Niccol is sticking with the science-fiction genre in his upcoming feature, “Anon.” The high-concept thriller is set in a world where the government has eliminated privacy, which has resulted in total government surveillance on the public and de facto self-censorship. Clive Owen plays a police officer who becomes the target of a hacker named The Girl (Amanda Seyfried).

Anon” marks a reunion between Seyfried and Niccol after “In Time” in 2011. The director’s last release, “Good Kill,” starred Ethan Hawke and premiered at the 2014 Venice Film Festival. “Anon” made headlines at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival when Netflix purchased U.S. and some foreign rights to the title for $4 million.

The streaming giant has not issued a release date for the film, but Altitude Films will be opening “Anon” in U.K. theaters May 11. The distributor has released an official trailer below.
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20 Best Heady Sci-Fi Films: Part 1

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In honor of the 50th anniversary of 2001: A Space Odyssey, we make our picks for the best cerebral science fiction films of all time. Here are picks #20 - 11.

The job of science fiction is to push boundaries. Indeed, the very description of science fiction suggests going a bit further than established fact. Science fiction is supposed to build on the known world around us. It is supposed to explore the unknown. When science fiction is at its best, this exploration is being fueled by our own human condition. The reason we are exploring outward is because there is an uncertainty inside. We feel incomplete in some regard, and the answers might be out there.

Science fiction films that can best communicate the relationship between the universe and our own minds tend to be the films that leave a lasting impression. This is my pick for the 20 films that do the best job of this.
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UK release date announced for Andrew Niccol’s ‘Anon’

From the pioneering mind of Academy Award nominated filmmaker Andrew Niccol (The Truman Show, Gattaca, In Time) comes Anon; his latest meditation on the fraught relationship between technology and humanity starring Clive Owen (Children of Men, Inside Man) and Amanda Seyfried (Lovelace, Ted 2)

In a modern world where advanced biosyn implants mean everyone is subjected to a relentless visual stream of information they call the ‘Mind’s Eye’, privacy and anonymity as we know it has vanished. With everyone’s personal information on public display and each person’s life recorded down to the millisecond, personal information is downloaded to a vast grid called ‘The Ether’, a database which law enforcement can access and use to prosecute criminals.

In Anon, Sal Frieland (Clive Owen), is faced with a series of shocking murders which appear to be linked. Unable to identify the killers it soon becomes apparent that what they have
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Anon Trailer: Andrew Niccol Creates a World Without Privacy in Latest Thriller

The first trailer for Andrew Niccol's tech thriller Anon has dropped and, as always with Niccol, he's got me intrigued. While his films (Gattaca, Lord of War) don't always turn out to be winners, he continues to explore intriguing sci-fi ideas (ahem, In Time). Anon is set in a Soviet-style near-future where the government is trying to fight crime by eliminating privacy, thus creating total surveillance and de facto self-censorship. A police officer named Sal Frieland (Clive Owen) is doing his best to fight crime in his city but things take a huge turn when he meets a hacker known as "The Girl" (Amanda Seyfried). Anon was also written by Niccol and co-stars Colm Feore, Sonya Walger, Mark O'Brien, Joe Pingue, Iddo Goldberg, and Sebastian...

[Read the whole post on screenanarchy.com...]
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First Trailer For Andrew Niccol's New Sci-Fi Tech Thriller Anon with Clive Owen and Amanda Seyfried

The first trailer has been released for Andrew Niccol's upcoming sci-fi thriller Anon and it looks great! For those of you who aren't familiar with Niccol's work, he previously brought us films such as Gattaca, Lord of War, In Time, and Good Kill. I've enjoyed the films that he's made and this could be one of his better movies. The story is set in the near-future, there is no privacy or anonymity, where even private memories are recorded in an effort to cut down on crime. The movie stars Clive Owen and Amanda Seyfried and this is the synopsis:

The story is set in a Soviet-style near-future where the government is trying to fight crime by eliminating privacy, thus creating total surveillance and de facto self-censorship. A police officer named Sal Frieland (Clive Owen) is a tough cop who is doing his best to fight crime in his city.
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Anon: the latest film from Andrew Niccol announced

Ryan Lambie Feb 28, 2018

Gattaca director Andrew Niccol has a new sci-fi movie on the way: Anon, starring Amanda Seyfried and Clive Owen...

Great news everyone: Andrew Niccol has a new film on the way. If the name doesn't sound familiar, then he's the filmmaker behind The Truman Show (which he wrote) and the wonderful Gattaca - a film we absolutely do not go on about at tedious length whenever we get the chance.

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Not all of Niccol's films strike box-office gold, but there's always something interesting going on in them. In Time wasn't in Gattaca's league, but it still made for a diverting sci-fi twist on Bonnie And Clyde. The writer-director's most decent film, Good Kill, was a quite underrated thriller about drone warfare - Ethan Hawke's leading performance alone made it good value.

All of which explains our enthusiasm for Anon: Niccol's next movie which,
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Sky Cinema announces release of sci-fi thriller Anon starring Clive Owen and Amanda Seyfried

Sky Cinema has announced the upcoming release of the Sky Cinema Original Film Anon, a new sci-fi thriller from director Andrew Niccol (Gattaca, In Time) and starring Clive Owen (Children of Men) and Amanda Seyfried (Mamma Mia).

In a modern world where advanced biosyn implants mean everyone is subjected to a relentless visual stream of information they call the ‘Mind’s Eye’, privacy and anonymity as we know it has vanished. With everyone’s personal information on public display and each person’s life recorded down to the millisecond, personal information is downloaded to a vast grid called ‘The Ether’, a database which law enforcement can access and use to prosecute criminals.

In Anon Sal Frieland (Clive Owen), is faced with a series of shocking murders which appear to be linked. Unable to identify the killers it soon becomes apparent that what they have in common signals a major breakdown
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Your Handy Guide to the Plot of Altered Carbon, Netflix's Sci-Fi Epic

Summing up the plot of Altered Carbon is not a task so easily done. As visually stunning as the sci-fi series is, the amount of story crammed into its 10 episodes is relatively daunting. That being said, if you're a fan of lauded genre films like Blade Runner, Gattaca, and Minority Report, this slick, neon-soaked noir will no doubt suck you in once it hits Netflix on Feb. 2. Based on the novel by Richard K. Morgan, the series drops us far, far in the future, where the human race has the ability to download consciousness into empty bodies, aka "sleeves." Of course, only the very, very rich can keep this up, since resleeving - essentially living forever - costs a pretty penny (especially if you want to choose which sleeve your consciousness ends up in). Naturally, this results in some pretty devastating class divisions. Related15 Shiny New Shows Coming to Netflix
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Star Trek: Discovery Season 1 Episode 10 Review: Despite Yourself

So all the rumors come home to roost with Star Trek: Discovery Season 1 Episode 10. Discovery is indeed in the Mirror Universe and Ash Tyler may very well be what the interwebs have suspected all along.

Sigh.

Don't get me wrong. I'm super stoked about adventures in the Mirror Universe and I'm absolutely tickled by how beautifully they're pushing the Alice in Wonderland allegory.

Or Alice Through the Looking Glass, as it is now.

But the entire exposition about how Tyler's wounds were assumed the result of torture but are actually evidence of the Klingons actually turning him into someone else?

Despite the shades of one of my favourite films, Gattaca, it is so contrived, I actually cringed.

I mean, even if he was surgically changed to look human, inside and out, wouldn't medical scans detect Klingon DNA?

I know that Klingon and human DNA is compatible since bi-species children are
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