Where’d You Go Bernadette (2019), Cate BlanchettDirected by Richard Linklater and starring Cate Blanchett, Kristen Wiig, Billy Crudup and Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson, Where’d You Go Bernadette tells the story of 15-year-old Bee’s attempt to track down her anxiety-ridden mother after she disappears…
I see the words ‘anxiety-ridden’ and the name Cate Blanchett a.k.a ‘acting queen of my heart’ and the excitement is real. I’m looking forward to finding out the circumstances of her disappearance and just watching Blanchett act.
Directed and co-written by Richard Linklater, in Last Flag Flying, Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston and Laurence Fishburne play three soldiers who served together in Vietnam, 30 years ago. They’ve come together after one of their son’s is killed in the Iraq War…
I’m a fan of the cast individually and I’m excited to see their chemistry together. There’s also the humour to look forward to; I mean I already like the joke about New York’s ‘signature scent’.
J. Quinton Johnson, Yul Vazquez, Samuel Davis and Kate Easton also star.
The life and work of award winning independent Filmmaker Richard Linklater is the subject of the new documentary from Louis Black and Karen Bernstein.
Richard Linklater: Dream is Destiny promises the story of Linklater and his focus on independent film – including how and where it all began…
I love Linklater’s Before Midnight (2013) and the two films in the series that came before. Boyhood (2014) is also Impressive. However, I must admit that this trailer nearly put me to sleep. I’m going to blame the music because I actually really want to learn more about Linklater’s approach to filmmaking. I imagine and hope that the finished product will manage to keep me engaged and awake.
Richard Linklater, director of Oscar winning film, Boyhood (2014) is back with Everybody Wants Some, a comedy centred around a group of college baseball players set in the 80s…
The makers have referred to the movie as the ‘spiritual sequel to Dazed & Confused (1993)’, a film I haven’t seen but it’s a comedy set in the 7os and follows the adventures of high schools students on the last day of school.
Everybody Wants Some will probably be my first experience of a Linklater comedy. Should be interesting but probably more so for big fans of 80s music because I’m sure the soundtrack is going to be a big deal.
Wyatt Russell, Ryan Guzman, Zoey Deutch, J. Quinton Johnson, Tyler Hoechlin and Blake Jenner star.
Before Midnight is the third instalment in the story of Celine and Jesse, a couple who met on a train in Europe and fell in love.
Co-written by its stars Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy and director Richard Linklater, Before Midnight, like the two films that came prior is a beautifully written account of a relationship over time. It’s romantic, funny and does a good job of capturing a very real experience of life and love in modern times.
One of my favourite moments is the dialogue during lunch outside in Greece. So smart, wise and just the kind of exchange I love to be part of and/ or witness to.
Watch it because it’s very well done and directed by Richard Linklater, the man who brought us 2014’s Oscar Winning (Best Suporting Actress), Boyhood – another film that embodies a very notable level of realism.
Towards the end, I couldn’t help but conclude that Celine really is quite nuts. But the best thing is that Jesse knows, loves and chooses her all the same and she does the same for him, since he too isn’t exactly a walk in the park either.
Alfred Hitchcock is a name all fans of film learn about sooner or later. He is the most famous British director and has inspired many directors after him.
In this Kent Jones directed documentary, a selection of some of the best film directors of today talk about how much Hitchcock influenced their own work. Particularly what they learned of Hitchcock’s approach to film making, in French director Francoise Truffaut’s 1966 publication, Cinema According to Hitchcock…
Martin Scorsese, David Fincher and Wes Anderson are three of the directors who share their experience in Hitchcock / Truffaut.
Incase you weren’t already sure of what Richard Linklater’s Oscar winning film is about, It’s all in the title. To clarify, the audience is essentially invited to witness the life of an American family over 12 years and through the eyes of a young boy.
The story begins from childhood and continues to the point said boy, Mason – played by Ellar Coltrane, becomes a college student. Unsurprisingly, the film is nearly 3 hours long. The only time the length bothered me was within the first 30 minutes – the point after which things did become more interesting.
As a result of the movie being filmed over the extended period of 12 years and with the same actors, the technical and narrative achievement is notable. Additionally, the profound sense of realism – the kind not often found on screen is one of the key reasons Boyhood is quite celebrated.
What is also refreshing about Linklater’s movie and style is the nuanced performances. There is no over explanation of everything. The audience is trusted to think and reach their own conclusions.
What I enjoyed most about Boyhood is the relationship the two main siblings have with their parents, particularly Mason’s interactions with his father (Ethan Hawke). The conversations they have and the father’s responses are just the kind of thing one would hope for.
Watch it because even though the title is Boyhood, the film also has something to say about motherhood, fatherhood, family and life in general.