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SXSW Review: Linklater's 'Boyhood' a Slice of American Pie as We've Never Tasted Before

Sometimes you want to say, simply, go see this movie, and leave it at that. Richard Linklater's "Boyhood," which debuted at Sundance and won two Berlinale prizes, is such a film. Now headed for SXSW, it's ingenious: Shot over the course of 12 years using the same actors -- Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette as the estranged and then divorced parents of a girl, Samantha (Linklater's own daughter Lorelei), and the eponymous boy, Mason (Ellar Coltrane) -- "Boyhood" follows the family through many ups and downs.
  • By Tom Christie
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  • March 7, 2014 1:27 PM
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Diane Ladd Will Star in 'I Dream Too Much,' from Executive Producer Richard Linklater

Three-time Academy Award nominee Diane Ladd and newcomer Eden Brolin have been cast in writer/director Katie Cokinos' debut film "I Dream Too Much." An independent feature film about a imaginative recent college grad who finds herself caring for her formidable Great Aunt in snowy upstate New York, the dramedy will also star "Orange Is The New Black"'s Danielle Brooks.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • February 26, 2014 3:01 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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Berlin Completes Competition Lineup: Richard Linklater's 'Boyhood' and Christophe Gans' 'Beauty and the Beast' Included

The Berlin International Film Festival has now completed its 2014 competition film lineup, with 18 world premieres and three feature debuts as part of the program. As with the upcoming Sundance, Berlin has added Richard Linklater's 12-years-in-the-making "Boyhood," starring Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette, to its final lineup. Christophe Gans' "Beauty and the Beast," starring Vincent Cassel and Lea Seydoux, has also been added.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • January 15, 2014 12:11 PM
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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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Santa Barbara Film Fest and Film Society of Lincoln Center to Host First-Ever 'Before' Triple Features

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival is preparing a fun evening for fans of Richard Linklater's "Before" trilogy.
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • December 23, 2013 11:50 AM
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Gotham Awards Go to Coens, McConaughey, Larson, and Coogler, '12 Years a Slave' Gets Zip, Daniels Fights Back

The Independent Feature Project's Gotham Awards are truly New York indie, just as Film Independent's Indie Spirits are very Los Angeles. Thus Monday night's awards benefited feature winner "Inside Llewyn Davis," a portrait of the 60s New York folk scene from New York's own Coen brothers, "Fruitvale Station," which won best rising director and artist for Ryan Coogler and Michael B. Jordan, respectively, and actor winners Brie Larson ("Short Term 12") and Matthew McConaughey ("Dallas Buyers Club").
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • December 2, 2013 10:48 PM
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The Real Woman Who Inspired Richard Linklater's 'Before Sunrise'

A beautiful if sad story emerges today that makes Richard Linklater's "Before" trilogy, starring Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke, even more moving. Forrest Wickman at Slate reveals that if one waits until the last seconds of the closing credits of recently released "Before Midnight," a woman is thanked: Amy Lehrhaupt. Nearly 25 years ago, Linklater met Lehrhaupt in Philadelphia and the two spent an unforgettable night together.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • May 30, 2013 3:28 PM
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WATCH: In New 'Before Midnight' Clip, Celine and Jesse's Romantic Stroll Turns Snarky (VIDEO)

Check out this new clip from Richard Linklater's brilliant "Before Midnight" (May 24), in which long-term partners Celine (Julie Delpy) and Jesse (Ethan Hawke), graced with a few moments alone away from their children, get to discuss their relationship dynamics while strolling through a small town in Greece. "Sometimes I feel like I'm breathing oxygen and you're breathing helium," Celine snarks at Jesse. Watch below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • May 15, 2013 1:42 PM
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