The film is a curiously anodyne affair that proposes the distinctly unenlightening idea that the medicine against despair is just a little R&R.
With this fractured story of singer-songwriter Blaze Foley, Ethan Hawke battles the clichés of the musical biopic.
Last Flag Flying is colored by how time reshapes our sense of self, embracing some memories while occluding others.
Richard Linklater’s The Before Trilogy receive stunning 2K transfers and a comprehensive compilation of bonus materials from Criterion.
Criterion showcases Richard Linklater’s longitudinal masterwork with a gorgeous HD transfer and an entire second Blu-ray’s worth of supplements.
The documentary is just more of what we’ve come to expect from director Richard Linklater’s expanded fanverse.
Linklater’s rowdy, sensual party odyssey is accorded a sturdy transfer that’s in dire need of a few evocative extras.
Everybody Wants Some!! luxuriates in a world that’s the platonic ideal of youthful indulgence.
A buoyant tribute, even if the pedigree of the project implies something more paradigm-shifting.
In what’s become an annual tradition, last weekend’s Writers Guild Awards weren’t much of a trial heat for the Oscars.
Even as Boyhood steamrolled the critics groups, even as it dominated the Golden Globes, we had our doubts about its frontrunner status here and in best picture.
This year’s nominees for documentary short are all, almost conspicuously, united by their deployment of the canniest of distancing effects.
Benning and Linklater are totally comfortable being filmed, yet there’s not a whit of affect to their roundabout conversational divergences.
Linklater’s film is an experiment in time, and one that’s attentive to the audience’s sense of empathy.
Boyhood proves Richard Linklater the nonpareil of carving out small moments of resounding truth in behaviors that are, for lack of any better phrase, made up.
Tomorrow, the WGA will announce its 2014 award winners, and whichever scribe(s) waltz off with the Original Screenplay prize may do the same on Oscar night.
Criterion doesn’t slack on the extras or the audiovisuals with their satisfying Blu-ray upgrade of Richard Linklater’s shaggy-dog ode to one mixed-up generation.
To many fans dismay, the arenas in which the film is most likely to fall short are the acting categories.