Richard Linklater

10 Essential Animated Movies That Are Absolutely Not for Kids

This week, the Criterion Collection releases Watership Down, Martin Rosen’s 1978 adaptation of Richard Adams’ novel. It’s one of the few animated films in the collection to date, but don’t go gathering up the kids, movie nerds — from the moment little Fiver gets his apocalyptic vision, wherein “The field… the field… it’s covered with blood!,” it’s very clear that this is one cartoon that’s not for the kiddies. But it’s also a terrific movie, reminding us that too often, the seemingly malleable form of the animated feature film is consigned to family entertainment and left there. Here are a few notable… Read More

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Richard Linklater Is Contemplating ‘Boyhood 2′

One of the main takeaways of Boyhood, a message that seems so self-evident as to merit the cartoon sound of being flicked on… Read More

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Watch: Slate Film Critic Dana Stevens Pays Homage to Patricia Arquette’s “Grand Aria of Maternal Grief” in ‘Boyhood’

Patricia Arquette’s final scene in Richard Linklater’s Boyhood isn’t complicatedly blocked: for its climax, Arquette is sitting at a table,… Read More

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Continuing On, Despite Pandora’s Shameful Top 10 Songs: Links You Need to See

The “general population” can be a baffling bunch. Sometimes, no matter how much you try to conform to and to understand the greater organism that is our world, it sends baffling messages your way, and you find yourself perpetually and irrevocably alienated. For example, Buzzfeed recently asked Pandora to supply them with their top-ten thumbs-upped songs of all (Pandora’s) time. The results were staggeringly off-putting, and may lead you to wonder, while walking down the street, buying a salad — whatever it is you “people” do in public — who among the sea of anonymous assholes is contributing their virtual thumbs to what seems to be becoming a problem of global proportions. Indeed, we’re seeing a relentless waste of thumbs. For Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing” is the number one thumbs-upped song, and it’s closely followed by Gotye’s “Somebody that I Used to Know,” Maroon 5’s “She Will Be Loved” and The Fray’s “How to Save a Life.”  … Read More

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Here Are the Critics’ Choice Awards Winners

The Oscar nominations incensed many of us for various reasons yesterday, most notably in that in such a biopic-heavy… Read More

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DVR Alert: Richard Linklater is Tonight’s TCM ‘Guest Programmer’

Heads-up, Boyhood fans, Linklater followers, and just plain movie lovers: Flavorwire favorite Richard Linklater, director of Boyhood,… Read More

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