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January 13, 2014 | By Steven Zeitchik
The independent-film world is known for its sprawling, epic projects -- Michael Apted's "Up" series, or the entire editing session of “The Tree of Life.” That's the spirit Richard Linklater's “Boyhood” seeks to capture, and then some. The indie auteur's new film,  “Boyhood,” is the culmination of 12 years of shooting; indeed, for years, it was simply called the "12-Year Project. " And on Sunday, Jan. 19, it will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, marking one of the most unusual debuts in recent memory.
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April 25, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
In a summer filled with CGI-driven tent pole movies, writer-director Richard Linklater's coming-of-age drama "Boyhood" makes use of a unique special effect: Time. To tell the story of a 6-year-old boy and his journey into young adulthood, Linklater and his cast shot the movie over the course of a dozen years, and the results can be glimpsed in the newly released trailer. Ellar Coltrane, who was 7 when filming began, plays Mason, a dreamy grade-schooler dealing with his single mother's (Patricia Arquette)
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April 25, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
In a summer filled with CGI-driven tent pole movies, writer-director Richard Linklater's coming-of-age drama "Boyhood" makes use of a unique special effect: Time. To tell the story of a 6-year-old boy and his journey into young adulthood, Linklater and his cast shot the movie over the course of a dozen years, and the results can be glimpsed in the newly released trailer. Ellar Coltrane, who was 7 when filming began, plays Mason, a dreamy grade-schooler dealing with his single mother's (Patricia Arquette)
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March 26, 2014 | By Steven Zeitchik
One of the most intriguing releases of the 2014 award season (yeah, we said it) is “Boyhood,” Richard Linklater's epic project that screened to rave reviews at Sundance. As you may recall from the festival, “Boyhood” is the scripted coming-of-age film that Linklater shot over a remarkable 12-year period, a little bit each year, as we watch an ordinary boy (Ellar Coltrane) grow up while his parents (Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette) grow up with him--like a human time-lapse photography, as Hawke once called it. On Wednesday, IFC Films--the company that financed the movie going back to the early 2000s--is set to announce its release plans, rolling it out later this year with a nice long awards runway to follow.
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March 26, 2014 | By Steven Zeitchik
One of the most intriguing releases of the 2014 award season (yeah, we said it) is “Boyhood,” Richard Linklater's epic project that screened to rave reviews at Sundance. As you may recall from the festival, “Boyhood” is the scripted coming-of-age film that Linklater shot over a remarkable 12-year period, a little bit each year, as we watch an ordinary boy (Ellar Coltrane) grow up while his parents (Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette) grow up with him--like a human time-lapse photography, as Hawke once called it. On Wednesday, IFC Films--the company that financed the movie going back to the early 2000s--is set to announce its release plans, rolling it out later this year with a nice long awards runway to follow.
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November 28, 2012 | By Glenn Whipp
Producer Scott Rudin set up Jack Black and Richard Linklater nearly a decade ago for "School of Rock," with Rudin persuading the indie filmmaker to tackle the commercial comedy. Black and Linklater reunited this year for "Bernie," a disquieting, dark comedy chronicling the true story of the relationship between a crabby East Texas widow and the affable assistant mortician who became her only friend and, in one dark moment, her killer. "Bernie" found an appreciative audience in theaters this spring, and its backers hope to keep the momentum rolling into awards season, touting Black's subtle and touching turn as the title character.
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April 3, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik
EXCLUSIVE: Over the years, a number of film directors have taken their shot at “A Walk in the Woods,” Bill Bryson's popular travel memoir circa 1998. Chris Columbus was looking to make it at some point; so was Barry Levinson. Now  the project  looks to be getting new life with another veteran filmmaker: Richard Linklater. The director is set to come aboard and could shoot the independently financed movie as early as this fall, according to Robert Redford, who will produce and star in the film.
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April 26, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik
It's rare for a talky, character-driven drama to be given one sequel, let alone two. Yet with "Before Midnight" - Richard Linklater's reprisal of characters he first made famous 18 years ago in "Before Sunrise" - the director has done just that. The film, which opens May 24, returns us to the lovelorn Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Celine (Julie Delpy). This time, the pair - he darkly comic, she earnest and idealistic - aren't meeting by chance but are vacationing on a Greek island, having gotten together nearly a decade ago. Now in their 40s and a little wiser for it, they're living together in Paris and raising twin daughters - a turn that resolves the question about their collective fate posed at the end of the second film, "Before Sunset," all the way back in 2004.
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June 16, 2011 | By Steven Zeitchik, Los Angeles Times
Richard Linklater is trying hard to be Zen about his most recent experience in the unforgiving world of independent film. The director of "Slacker" and "Before Sunrise" — now 50 and long removed from the time, in the mid-1990s, when he was hailed as the filmmaking voice of a generation — has just completed his 16th picture. A low-budget dark comedy called "Bernie" starring Jack Black, Matthew McConaughey and Shirley MacLaine, the movie was a steep climb even by his standards of scrappy filmmaking.
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July 26, 1991 | KENNETH TURAN, TIMES FILM CRITIC
"Slacker" (at the Nuart) is a film that celebrates tedium. If you think that sounds just a teensy bit boring, you don't know the half of it. Welcome to Austin, Tex., which, if this shaggy-dog tale is any indication, is clearly the ennui capital of the known world, filled with self-centered, undirected, overly verbal people who can barely be bothered to get out of bed. Anyone who's ever spent any time in a university town knows folks like this.
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February 6, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
It has been said that every movie is made three times: in the writing, in the shooting and in the editing. At the Writers Guild of America Awards last Sunday, "Captain Phillips" scribe Billy Ray paid tribute to the latter stages upon winning the prize for adapted screenplay. (The film is based on Richard Phillips and Stephan Talty's book "A Captain's Duty. ") Accepting the honor, Ray kissed his new statuette and said: "There are a lot of wonderful writers in this room tonight. And on this night my wish for each of you is that once, just once, you can know what it feels like to have the kind of luck that I had on this movie.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 30, 2014
The Writers Guild of America, West handed out its awards Saturday evening, with "Her" taking the honors for original screenplay and "Captain Phillips" winning for adapted screenplay. Below is a full list of winners and nominees. Screen nominees: ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY "American Hustle," written by Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell (Columbia Pictures) "Blue Jasmine," written by Woody Allen (Sony Pictures Classics) "Dallas Buyers Club," written by Craig Borten and Melisa Wallack (Focus Features)
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January 13, 2014 | By Steven Zeitchik
The independent-film world is known for its sprawling, epic projects -- Michael Apted's "Up" series, or the entire editing session of “The Tree of Life.” That's the spirit Richard Linklater's “Boyhood” seeks to capture, and then some. The indie auteur's new film,  “Boyhood,” is the culmination of 12 years of shooting; indeed, for years, it was simply called the "12-Year Project. " And on Sunday, Jan. 19, it will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, marking one of the most unusual debuts in recent memory.
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September 17, 2013 | By Susan King
The award-winning Austin, Texas-based indie filmmaker Richard Linklater ("Slacker," "Dazed and Confused," "Before Midnight") will be presented with the Director Tribute at the Independent Filmmaker Project's 23rd Gotham Independent Film Awards. Linklater will receive the award at the ceremony Dec. 2 at the Cipriani Wall Street in New York City.  SNEAKS: Movie trailers, full coverage        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May 27, 2013 | By Amy Kaufman
While most moviegoers opted for car chases and raunchy jokes this weekend, a small handful found themselves captivated by a far more intimate on-screen tale. “Before Midnight,” the third entry in Richard Linklater's series following a couple played by Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy, opened this weekend in limited release and did strong business. Playing on five screens -- two in New York, two in Los Angeles and one in Linklater's native Austin, Texas -- the picture collected more than $320,000 over the four-day Memorial Day weekend, according to an estimate from distributor Sony Pictures Classics.
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May 24, 2013 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
It was a risk for director Richard Linklater to go so dark in "Before Midnight," the latest round of the romantic musings he began with his stars, Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke, nearly 20 years ago. The illusions of a more pristine love in "Before Sunrise" have been shelved so that the tipping point in a relationship can be laid bare. A devastating fight is the centerpiece now, the teasing flirtations a distant memory. Though the gauzy beauty of the earlier films remains, as does a sun-drenched European setting, this time Greece, what you will remember, what you will feel compelled to talk about long after, is the fight.
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March 26, 1998 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Since bursting into the film scene in the 1990s, Richard Linklater has become one of America's most singular directors. The 37-year-old Texas native received acclaim for his experimental low-budget 1991 feature "Slacker," which followed the lives of 100 characters over a 24-hour period.
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October 14, 2001 | SEAN MITCHELL, Sean Mitchell is a regular contributor to Calendar
When he was a boy in Texas, Richard Linklater thought he might grow up one day to live in a cartoon. "The cartoons you watched, it just seemed like they were all having so much fun," says the director of "Slacker" and "Dazed and Confused." "Seriously, I think I was in the first grade before it was made clear to me that I would be a human my whole life and that I couldn't be the Pink Panther or Bugs Bunny. I wanted that range of opportunity they had."
ENTERTAINMENT
May 17, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik
NEW YORK - "Before Midnight," Richard Linklater's third film about the relationship between an American man (Ethan Hawke) and French woman (Julie Delpy), closes with what might be the series' piece de resistance : a 30-minute hotel-room argument between the couple. Brutal and witty, the power dynamic shifts back and forth between the pair, as one grabs the upper hand and the other snatches it back. The scene is so credible that at least one woman who'd seen the movie walked up to Linklater recently and told him she had begun to use some of the lines when she came to a disagreement with her husband.
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April 26, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik
It's rare for a talky, character-driven drama to be given one sequel, let alone two. Yet with "Before Midnight" - Richard Linklater's reprisal of characters he first made famous 18 years ago in "Before Sunrise" - the director has done just that. The film, which opens May 24, returns us to the lovelorn Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Celine (Julie Delpy). This time, the pair - he darkly comic, she earnest and idealistic - aren't meeting by chance but are vacationing on a Greek island, having gotten together nearly a decade ago. Now in their 40s and a little wiser for it, they're living together in Paris and raising twin daughters - a turn that resolves the question about their collective fate posed at the end of the second film, "Before Sunset," all the way back in 2004.
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