‘Women represent the future’ in new ‘Tesla’ biopic, says critic

Ethan Hawke stars as Nikola Tesla in the movie "Tesla" about the enigmatic inventor and physicist. Photo credit: Cara Howe/Leonine/dpa

Critics review “Tesla,” by director Michael Almereyda and starring Ethan Hawke as Nikola Tesla, who invented the alternating current electricity system; “Desert One,” a documentary about President Jimmy Carter’s special forces mission to end the Iran hostage crisis; “Cut Throat City,” about four friends who try to pull off a heist when Hurricane Katrina hits New Orleans; “The August Virgin,” about a woman who stays in Madrid when all locals leave in the summer.