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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,...

    'Boyhood' arrives Aug. 1 at Enzian

    'Boyhood' arrives Aug. 1 at Enzian
    The best-reviewed movie of the year so far, "Boyhood," won't reach Orlando for several weeks. When director Richard Linklater's 12-years-in-the-making drama arrives, it will play the Enzian in Maitland exclusively. The Enzian is hoping for another...

    The Films of Richard Linklater: Ranked From Best to Worst

    JUSTIN CHANG: Andrew, if you'll allow me a brief (sort of) digression before we get down to business: A few nights ago, as part of our foolhardy mission to rank the films of Richard Linklater, I watched "Waking Life" for the first time since I'd seen it...