12 items from 2015
The South by Southwest® (SXSW Film Conference and Festival will world premiere favorite son Richard Linklater's 80s college baseball comedy "Everybody Wants Some" as its Opening Night film for the 23rd edition of SXSW Film on March 11, 2016 in Austin, Texas. Austin-based Linklater has directed "Slacker," "Dazed and Confused," "Waking Life," "Scanner Darkly," "School of Rock," "Bernie," "Fast Food Nation," the "Midnight" trilogy and last year’s Oscar contender "Boyhood" which won Best Supporting Actress for Patricia Arquette. Linklater still serves as the Artistic Director for the Austin Film Society, which he founded in 1985. Janet Pierson, head of SXSW Film, describes Linklater's new film, named after a Van Halen single, as "really funny, instantly quotable, filled will great new talent. Audiences are going to love this paean to competition and coming of age in »
- Anne Thompson
Austin, Texas – November 17, 2015 – The South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Film Conference and Festival announced the world premiere of Everybody Wants Some as its Opening Night film for the 23rd edition of SXSW Film on March 11, 2016 in Austin, Texas. Set in the world of 1980s college life, Everybody Wants Some is a comedy, directed and written by Richard Linklater, that follows a group of college baseball players as they navigate their way through the freedoms and responsibilities of unsupervised adulthood.
Richard Linklater is a world-class filmmaker who put Austin on the map. He creates consistently stellar work including Slacker, Dazed and Confused, Waking Life, Scanner Darkly, School of Rock, Bernie, Fast Food Nation, the Midnight trilogy and last year’s Academy Award®-nominated Boyhood. Linklater also serves as the Artistic Director for the Austin Film Society, which he founded in 1985.
“We are so thrilled to premiere Richard’s latest work, which is really funny, »
- Ricky Fernandes
In 2002, screenwriter and director by the name of Richard Linklater approached six-year-old Ellar Coltrane’s parents and enquired if he might would be available for a long-term project. Over the course of the next 12 years, Linklater and Coltrane worked together on a project that would be hailed by critics as one of the bravest ventures in recent cinematic history – Boyhood.
The film won Best Film, Best Director, and Best Supporting Actress at the New York Film Circle Critics Awards . However, the movie failed to storm the Oscars, picking up only one award from the nominated six, which was Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role – claimed by Patricia Arquette who played Coltrane’s mother in the film.
Boyhood follows the life of Ellar Coltrane’s character – Mason, from six years of age, through to the beginning of university. The film has come under fire from some critics for its supposed lack of plot, »
- Gary Collinson
The Circle, which is Ponsoldt’s follow-up to this summer’s The End of the Tour, already boasts a large and impressive cast that includes Tom Hanks, Emma Watson, John Boyega, Patton Oswalt, Bill Paxton and Karen Gillan.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Coltrane will play Watson’s ex-boyfriend, who tries to “go off the grid” and evade the Circle, a powerful tech company that believes privacy is an “outdated idea.”
Coltrane played the lead character Mason in last year’s Boyhood, which was famously filmed a little bit each year from 2002 to 2013. The actor, who was only six years old when he was cast in the film, was 19 by the time production wrapped. Over the course of his career, Coltrane has also appeared in such films as Fast Food Nation »
- Justin Cook
The boy of Boyhood, Ellar Coltrane, has landed his first role after shooting Richard Linklater's 12-year epic. The Hollywood Reporter reports that Coltrane will join Emma Watson, John Boyega, and Tom Hanks in The Circle — Dave Eggers's biting satire of Google and technology. He'll play Emma Watson's boyfriend who tries to go off the grid and outside of the Circle's technological grasp. While Coltrane has appeared briefly in some minor roles (in Linklater's Fast Food Nation, for instance), he has seemed ambivalent about continuing to act. For one thing, he said that Los Angeles "scares the shit out of [him]." At least at L.A. parties, people don't throw circular-saw blades. »
- E. Alex Jung
There are at least a dozen compelling storylines on which I could choose to focus my recap of So You Think You Can Dance‘s Season 12 performance finale.
We had Nigel Lythgoe’s oblivious (but nevertheless grotesque) attitudes about two guys dancing together — so deeply rooted in homophobia that even Kim Davis might roll her eyes and sigh, “Brit, please.” We had the judges working overtime to make sure that Hailee Payne’s dazzling display of artistry wouldn’t upend the long-supported Gaby-Jaja final two. We »
Samuel Goldwyn Films launched the Madman-produced documentary on 10 screens and on-demand last Friday.
Us critics favourably compared the doc to Morgan Spurlock.s Super Size Me and last year.s sugar-themed expose Fed Up from executive producers Katie Couric and Laurie David (An Inconvenient Truth) and director Stephanie Soechtig.
The New York Times. Daniel M. Gold declared, .Like Super Size Me, Mr. Gameau keeps a team of doctors and nutritionists handy, and the health effects are alarming. Within three weeks, he starts to develop fatty liver disease, and by the end incurs early Type 2 diabetes and increased heart disease risks.
.Mr. Gameau.s breezy blend of computer imagery, musical numbers, sketches and offbeat field trips makes the nutrition lessons easy to digest.
.The food-doc shelf is crowded with good-for-you movies, including Fed Up, »
- Don Groves
McDonald's just racked up a most unlikely defender: Oscar-nominated actor, writer, director and full-time provocateur James Franco. In a new op-ed for the Washington Post entitled "McDonald's was there for me when no one else was" (!), the "Interview" star waxes poetic about the beleaguered (if that's a word you can use to describe a multi-billion dollar corporation), allegedly union-busting fast-food chain, which employed him as an 18-year-old UCLA dropout for three months before he booked a national Pizza Hut commercial. "I was treated fairly well at McDonald’s. If anything, they cut me slack," he writes. "And, just like their food, the job was more available there than anywhere else. When I was hungry for work, they fed the need. I still love the simplicity of the McDonald’s hamburger and its salty fries. After reading 'Fast Food Nation,' it’s hard for me to trust the grade of the meat. »
- Chris Eggertsen
If you own stock in McDonald’s, I am so very sorry. The leading fast food chain is slipping, and by slipping I mean no one ever says, “Hey let’s go to McDonalds for lunch today” ever. Unless you are on a road trip and there is virtually nothing but that … or gas station refrigerator mystery sandwiches and bagged Doritos to select.Even James Franco agrees with me:…I still love the simplicity of the McDonald’s hamburger and its salty fries. After reading “Fast Food Nation,” it’s hard for me to trust the grade of the meat. But maybe once a year, […] »
- April Neale
A same-old male-ego-stroking romantic-wish-fulfillment fantasy becomes actually enraging when it adds a sci-fi-horror twist. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing
I’m “biast” (con): nothing
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
There are all the movies about regular schmoes who snag amazing gorgeous brilliant girlfriends because they so totally deserve amazing gorgeous brilliant girlfriends despite the fact that they are not amazing or gorgeous or brilliant themselves. Those movies tend to be really annoying for the stroking of male egos they represent, both onscreen and off, with their subtext of “Hey, you, out in the audience. You totally deserve a supermodel neurosurgeon girlfriend too!” And they’re annoying for how we never see the converse: the regular gal who totally deserves a billionaire genius playboy boyfriend. And for how the fact that these movies are not derided as wish-fulfillment romantic fantasies while infinitely more realistic romantic »
- MaryAnn Johanson
This pro-vegetarian campaign video stars Richard Linklater, the director of Boyhood and, perhaps more appropriately, Fast Food Nation. I assume he wrote and directed this clip too; whoever did made space for some nice nods to Nintendo and Back to the Future.
It’s particularly amusing to see Linklater stuff-up the period set dressing on purpose when he’s already shown an interest in detailed recreations of bygone eras, most noticeably with the hazy, nostalgic 1970s of Dazed and Confused. His next picture, That’s What I’m Talking About, will be a period piece too, though there’s not much else known about it at all.
That was not the first time Linklater and Peta have worked together. This video from 2012 is altogether more serious in tone – though both are pretty serious in message.
Linklater can next be seen at The Oscars on Sunday, almost certainly »
- Brendon Connelly
Most Richard Linklater fans can tell you which film – and sometimes which scene – ignited their enthusiasm for the director, whether it was 1991’s influential indie Slacker, 1993’s high-school classic Dazed and Confused or 2003’s comedy School of Rock.
But, it all began with Before Sunrise.
Released 20 years ago this week, Before Sunrise boasted fresh-faced actors and a swoon-worthy premise: An American man (Ethan Hawke) meets a French woman (Julie Delpy) on a train, and they spend one magical evening together in Vienna. That alone was enough to attract my 17-year-old self to the theater, as was the case with many of my peers.
News: Julie & Ethan Reunite 'Before Midnight'
The true magic of Before Sunrise, however, lies beyond the picturesque scenery and smitten gazes. Building upon his gift for crafting relatable and engrossing conversation, Linklater’s characters feel fully formed, discussing everything from philosophy and religion to love and their hopes for the future.
12 items from 2015
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