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Which World Premieres Did Venice Land?

The Venice world premieres include many films bound for Telluride and/or Toronto, including new work from indies David Gordon Green, Andrew Niccol, Barry Levinson, and Abel Ferrara.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 24, 2014 1:46 PM
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Is Linklater's 'Boyhood' the Most Radically Inventive Film Experience of the Year? (CLIP)

Richard Linklater's new film "Boyhood," at almost three hours, overflows with beauty, truth, ingenuity, humanity and tenderness, and it firmly places the director in the pantheon of cinema's great auteurs. The entire early life of Mason (newcomer Ellar Coltrane), through childhood and into his first day of college, is compressed into an intimate epic as fresh and thrillingly alive as Francois Truffaut's Antoine Doinel, who was chiseled in five discrete films beginning with "The 400 Blows." "Boyhood" is just as revolutionary.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • July 9, 2014 4:14 PM
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Linklater on Unique Time Travel Fiction 'Boyhood,' with Coltrane, Hawke & Arquette EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

How often do we get to see a movie that is utterly unlike anything we have ever seen before? It is rare. For his entire career, from the start with his Sundance breakout "Slackers" in 1991, Austin filmmaker Richard Linklater has worked outside the box. I interview Linklater as well as Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette and Ellar Coltrane in this exclusive interview video.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 5, 2014 6:58 AM
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First Look: Ethan Hawke and Emma Watson Embrace 'Regression' in Alejandro Amenabar's Dark Return to Genre

Alejandro Amenabar is returning to the bleak, genre-driven territory that first defined his career -- from 1997's "Abre Los Ojos" to 2001's ravishingly beautiful ghost story "The Others" -- with his next film, "Regression."
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • June 10, 2014 3:46 PM
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WATCH: First Trailer for Richard Linklater's 'Boyhood'

A lovely new trailer has arrived for Richard Linklater's award-winning festival favorite "Boyhood." Shot over short periods from 2002 to 2013 with the same four actors -- Ethan Hawke, Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette and Lorelei Linklater -- the film spans the emotional journey of a family over the course of 12 years, and through the eyes of the young son Mason (Coltrane).
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 25, 2014 12:08 PM
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Check Out This Stunning New Poster for Richard Linklater's 'Boyhood'

Richard Linklater's award-winning festival favorite "Boyhood" has a dreamy new poster.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 11, 2014 12:57 PM
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Linklater's 'Boyhood' Gets an IFC Summer Release; Will That Hurt Its Oscar Chances?

After some debate about how to release fest hit "Boyhood," Richard Linklater's unique portrait of a boy's life, the film's backer, IFM Films, will take it out July 11th.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • March 28, 2014 2:23 PM
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BERLINALE PRIZES: 'Black Coal' Takes Golden Bear, Americans Linklater and Anderson Settle for Silver Prizes

The 64th Berlinale closed this evening with James Schamus's jury's surprise awarding of the Golden Bear, which many expected to go to Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood” but went instead to Diao Yinan’s atmospheric noir, “Bai Ri Yan Huo (Black Coal, Thin Ice).”
  • By Tom Christie
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  • February 15, 2014 4:12 PM
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Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke and Richard Linklater Talk 'Before Midnight,' 'Boyhood' (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

Well, you've been reading about "Before Midnight," the third film in Richard Linklater's trilogy about Celine and Jesse's ongoing romance, since Sundance, and now you finally get to see one of the most delightful and insightful movies of the year. The movie opens Friday. The trio, who could earn a second Oscar nomination for original screenplay, describe their unusual process in our interview below.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 20, 2014 11:30 AM
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Sundance Adds Richard Linklater's 'Boyhood,' Starring Ethan Hawke, to 2014 Lineup

The imminent Sundance 2014 Film Festival, kicking off January 16, has added a new film to its program. Richard Linklater's "Boyhood," which the director shot over the course of 12 years with his "Before Midnight" star Ethan Hawke, will host special preview screenings at this year's fest.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • January 13, 2014 12:58 PM
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