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Tuesday, March 31 2015

Remember Death: Passage of Time Through Linklater’s Lens

Richard Linklater's Before trilogy is a rare work of cinema that lives up to the true spirit of memento mori: remembering that we all will die.


Monday, December 29 2014

The Best Films of 2014

Spanning a Truffaut-indebted magnum opus to a comeback vehicle for Michael Keaton, this collection of films is an eclectic representation of 2014's best.


Sunday, December 28 2014

The Best Female Film Performances of 2014

The world of cinema in 2014 is blessed with a host of performances by female actors at the top of their game. From zany sci-fi to lamentations on aging, the performances on these list will follow the viewer long after she leaves the theater.


Tuesday, January 7 2014

The Best Female Film Performances of 2013

It was a particularly strong year for women in film. These sensational performances remind us that, when all is said and done, it's character and how an actor or actress creates them that matters as much to a movie as a script, a director, or an idea.


Monday, January 21 2013

The Best Independent / International Films of 2012

When you think outside the box, it's amazing how novel and inventive your thoughts become. Same applies in film. These examples of beyond the mainstream moviemaking shine as creative and experimental entertainments.


Columns

Thursday, April 16 2015

Still Life: The Portrait of Time in 'Boyhood'

Boyhood sets itself the daunting task of reflecting the breadth of a human adolescence, but it instead reveals that it is in life's minutia that we find the most meaning.


Tuesday, January 6 2015

'Boyhood' and the Transcendence of the Everyday

Boyhood returns to the view that originated with Italian Neorealism: documenting everyday life is the biggest spectacle one could capture on film.


Reviews

Thursday, October 10 2013

'Slacker' Is at Once Both Boldly Forward-Looking and Old-Fashioned in Its Arthouse Experimentation

Linklater's filmography has branched and wandered the way the movie does, picking up tangents while still feeling like a coherent whole.


Wednesday, May 29 2013

'Before Midnight' Toys With Our Relationship With Time

Implacable and illusory, contingent on bodies and beliefs, time moves for the characters in Before Midnight, and maybe more importantly it moves for you, too.


Sunday, August 19 2012

'Bernie' is Black, Black is 'Bernie'

It doesn't get too dark, but Richard Linklater's latest will charm you most of the way through.


Thursday, April 26 2012

'Bernie' Is a Strange, Amusing Little Story

At times, the movie takes the tone of a mockumentary, though Richard Linklater, a born-and-bred Texan, isn't out to mock the townspeople so much as observe their attitudes toward one of their own.


Sunday, March 18 2012

SXSW Film Festival Day 5: 'Sleepwalk with Me' + 'Bernie'

Sleepwalk with Me is the film I was most looking forward to seeing at SXSW.


Blogs

Tuesday, January 20 2015

The 20 Most Anticipated Films of 2015

Over the next 12 months, we will be bombarded with all manner of proposed cinematic spectacle. Here are the 20 films we are most looking forward to.


Friday, July 11 2014

'Boyhood' Is the '400 Blows' of Its Era

When coming of age movies are measured years from now, Boyhood will be the benchmark for artistic achievement and cinematic scope.


Wednesday, November 25 2009

Me and Orson Welles dir. Richard Linklater (trailer)

Me and Orson Welles, starring Zac Efron and Claire Danes, is releasing today, November 25th. Efron plays a teenage actor who nabs a minor role


Tuesday, August 25 2009

Me and Orson Welles dir. Richard Linklater (trailer)

Me and Orson Welles Director: Richard Linklater Cast: Zac Efron, Claire Danes Opening: 25 November Let's get this out of the way right off the bat


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