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  • Richard Linklater on 'Boyhood,' the 'Before' Trilogy and the Luxury of Time

    Fittingly enough for a film about a long, unhurried process of discovery, it wasn't until near the wrap of production that Richard Linklater decided he would call his 16th feature "Boyhood." That was in the summer of 2013, more than a decade after he and his cast and crew had shot the first frames of their movie about an East Texas kid named Mason Evans Jr. and his journey through childhood and adolescence. Seeking a title that would suggest not only the picture's narrative scope but also its lengthy shooting history, Linklater settled on "12 Years" -- a seemingly perfect choice, at least until the writer-director discovered there was a similarly named, soon-to-be Oscar-winning prestige picture on the horizon.
  • Richard Linklater on Living With Bernie Tiede

    Less than two months ago, a judge in Panola County, Texas, ordered the early release of Bernie Tiede, the now-55-year-old convicted murderer played by Jack Black in Richard Linklater's 2012 dark comedy, "Bernie." One of the conditions: that Tiede live...

    Review: 'Cold in July' ★★★

    Only in Texas could the neo-noir of "Cold in July" be so believable. I say that as a fan of both the state and the style. This striking new entry in pulp fiction stars Michael C. Hall, Sam Shepard and Don Johnson in a tangled tale of crime and...

    Los Angeles Film Festival looking to get in on the action

    In the hopes of finding the next indie film breakout, Hollywood heavyweights annually weather the bitter cold of Park City, Utah, and fly thousands of miles to the South of France. But persuading those same movie executives to brave traffic from the...

    Hollywood ending for Texas murderer? Bernie Tiede freed

    The killing was so shocking, so unexpected and so downright weird that it became a Texas Monthly magazine story and then a popular motion picture, "Bernie." In 1996, beloved east Texas assistant funeral director Bernie Tiede — a darling to those...