Richard Linklater Reviews, Interviews & More

Sundance 2014: Boyhood - Movie Review

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  Rather than lament the dozens of films I was unable to see at this year's Sundance Film Festival, I'm considering just how lucky I was to see Richard Linklater's latest film, Boyhood.  One of the hottest tickets of the week, Boyhood is the simple story of a child growing into a man, and was filmed with the same principal cast over the last 12 years.  It caught me...

Reviewing Ebert's 'Greatest Films': Waking Life (2001)

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If you're the type of person who enjoys having endless philosophical and intellectual conversations about life, Waking Life is a pleasant reminder that you are not alone.  Considering that life has existed for billions of years, and that human evolution comprises only a fraction of that time, Waking Life is a special treat to those who value...

Quentin Tarantino Lists His Favorite Movies of 2013, Including 'Gravity'...

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Quentin Taratino's passion for movies is one of his most famous qualities. The former video store clerk turned two time Oscar winner (for Pulp Fiction and Django Unchained) is often accused of stealing from movies high and low. And he has, but it's his ability to blend tastes that make him a master. But for many it's easy to forgive his...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases For May 28 - June 3

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With Memorial Day weekend, this week’s DVD and Blu-ray releases are paltry, but there are some much wanted catalog titles, and one of the most famous fiascos of all time. Check ‘em out.

Before Midnight: Movie Review

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At first glance, Richard Linklater's romantic drama Before Midnight, appears to be about an older man and woman reaching their 40s together. But upon viewing, it's really an examination of a couple as they dissect and figure out their continually budding relationship. It's a beautiful collaboration between the filmmaker and two actors who poured their hearts into...

Interview: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delphy and Richard Linklater Talk About...

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Richard Linklater has been on the independent film scene for decades, notable for such 90's highlights as Slacker and Dazed and Confused. But as great as those films are, his trilogy of Before movies is his career triumph. It's started with Before Sunrise, which followed what happened one night between an American traveler (Ethan Hawke) and a...

'Evil Dead' and Joss Whedon's Latest Topline This Year's SXSW

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South by Southwest's annual film festival and concert series has - like its fall cousin Fantastic Fest - become one of the coolest festivals around. Where Sundance may launch the biggest independent films of the years, and places like Cannes and Toronto highlights the best in foreign films, and preview the film's big Oscar pictures, SXSW have carved a spot out as the one where you're going to...

Sundance 2013: Sony Pictures Classics Buys 'Before Midnight' Rights

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One of the critical successes of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival has been Richard Linklater’s Before Midnight, the third film in what is now a trilogy following Before Sunrise and Before Sunset.  And today the film just scored another jackpot—it’s been purchased by Sony Pictures Classics.

'Before Midnight' Secretly Wraps Filming

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It seems Ethan Hawke is an awesome liar – who knew? Just last week reports were in that work had begun on filming Before Midnight, a sequel to Richard Linklater’s Before Sunrise and Before Sunset, and from the impression Hawke gave, the shooting was very much in the preliminary stages. Now word is out that the film wrapped last night.

Blu-ray and DVD Picks for August 21 - 27

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This week brings one of the year’s little arthouse successes, a comedy from this summer that didn’t connect with audiences, one of 2011’s best films, and a number of “classic” Disney animated films. Not a bad week all told, so check out the best and brightest of this week’s releases.

Jack Black Reunites With Richard Linklater For Bernie

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Did you know that Jack Black was a Golden Globe nominated actor? Yep, he is and it's thanks to a little performance that made a lot of noise in a film called The School of Rock. It was directed by Richard Linklater, who recently helmed Me and Orson Welles and the duo are reuniting for another project. According to THR, they'll tackle a dark...

Great Directors: Movie Review

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When you see the title of this film Great Dirtectors you might be thinking that these are the top names in Hollywood, but the people involved in this movie have done more than just made profitable films, they are some of the most inspiring directors who with their films have changed cinema as we know it. It's refreshing to be reminded that "Great Directors" does not...

Official Me and Orson Welles Poster

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After the release of the theatrical trailer for Me and Orson Welles it would only be a matter of time before the first official poster dropped. Over at Cinematical, they've premiered the one sheet that features Zac Efron, Claire Danes, and Christopher McKay. The film is an adaptation of the Robert Kaplow novel of the same name. It centers on a 17 year...

Me and Orson Welles Theatrical Trailer

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A new trailer has been released for Richard Linklater's upcoming film, Me and Orson Welles. It stars former Disney heartthrob Zac Efron, as a 17 year old, who has landed a part in the 1937 stage production of Julius Caesar, which is directed by a young Orson Welles. The film is an adaptation of the...

Zac Efron's Me and Orson Welles Teaser Trailer

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My fingers are trembling with regret as I write this post. I can't believe it, but I'm supporting a project of Zac Efron's. A teaser trailer has been released for his upcoming film entitled, Me and Orson Welles. The film is an adaptation of the Robert Kaplow novel of the same name. It centers on a 17 year old (Efron), who has landed a...