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  • Film Review: '21 Years: Richard Linklater'

    As a midway celebration of one of American independent cinema's most vital careers, "21 Years: Richard Linklater" makes for a disappointingly hollow hagiography: gushy, superficial and strangely overdue -- arriving significantly later than its title prescribes. This year, "Boyhood" sparked a serious reappraisal of Linklater's oeuvre by film lovers everywhere (Brit film journal Little White Lies dedicated an issue to the helmer's career, while Variety's own critics ranked his 17 features to date), but this VOD-bound overview adds little to the conversation, beyond fresh endorsements from the likes of Ethan Hawke, Jack Black and Matthew McConaughey, embellished by amusing animated segments.
  • '21 Years: Richard Linklater's' construction undercuts focus

    '21 Years: Richard Linklater's' construction undercuts focus
    Filmmaker Richard Linklater is having his moment, with midlife masterpieces "Bernie" in 2011, "Before Midnight" in 2013 and this year's temporally rich and wondrous "Boyhood." It's the whole career so far, however, that co-directors Michael Dunaway...

    Shirley MacLaine still setting her own terms

     Shirley MacLaine still setting her own terms
    Shirley MacLaine became such great friends with Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin on the set of the 1958 melodrama "Some Came Running" that they made her a mascot of the Rat Pack. They played cards together. She made a cameo in the ultimate Rat Pack movie,...

    Emmys 2014: The 'McConaissance' loses steam, thanks to Bryan Cranston

    Emmys 2014: The 'McConaissance' loses steam, thanks to Bryan Cranston
    Going into Monday night's Emmys, most pundits predicted that Matthew McConaughey would clinch the prize for lead actor in a drama series for his portrayal of haunted Louisiana cop Rust Cohle in HBO's brooding murder mystery "True Detective." The win...

    Remembering Bernie Yvon, 50, a gloriously gifted song-and-dance man

    Remembering Bernie Yvon, 50, a gloriously gifted song-and-dance man
    Bernie Yvon was a song-and-dance man of the old school. Since he also was a disarmingly sophisticated actor — one need only have seen his Max last year in "Cabaret" or watched his younger self explore Harry Houdini in the first national tour of...