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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.


Monday, August 29 2011

The True Call of Slacker: 20 Years Later

Richard Linklater's Slacker commemorates its anniversary and finds an audience outside of twenty-somethings.


Monday, October 13 2008

Cinema Qua Non - Indispensable DVDs: Part 2

Day Two - A demanding Decalogue overflowing with everything: from fascinating international fare, misbegotten masterworks, some out of the blue bafflers, and that seminal show about “nothing”.


Wednesday, June 20 2007

Part 4: Challenging Convention

As cinema went completely commercial, abandoning art for artifice, true aesthetic acumen was hard to come by. Luckily, for the movies included herein, it was their difference, as well as their diversity, that helped them stand out from the rest of the high concept hackwork.


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

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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