Exclusive: Director Kent Jones Talks ‘Hitchcock/Truffaut’

    Now playing in select theaters, Hitchcock/Truffaut centers on the making of one of the most popular books on cinema. Along with culling audio from the actual conversations between filmmakers Alfred Hitchcock and Francois Truffaut, director Kent Jones talks to directors Martin Scorsese, David Fincher, Wes Anderson, and Richard Linklater (among others) about Hitchcock's … Continue reading Exclusive: Director Kent Jones Talks ‘Hitchcock/Truffaut’

Richard Linklater To Be Honored At Palm Springs International Film Festival

Filmmaker Richard Linklater (Boyhood, Before Midnight, Me and Orson Welles) will be honored with the Sonny Bono Visionary Award at the 26th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF). Previous honorees include directors Quentin Tarantino, Danny Boyle, Tom Hooper, and Michel Hazanavicius. Mary Hart will host the Awards Gala on Saturday, January 3 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. … Continue reading Richard Linklater To Be Honored At Palm Springs International Film Festival

Director Richard Linklater “Came Running” As TCM Guest Programmer

  Boyhood filmmaker Richard Linklater has joined Turner Classic Movies (TCM) this month to serve as its guest programmer. His first recommendation, the 1958 feature Some Came Running, airs tonight (TCM, 8 pm et/pt). Directed by Vincente Minelli, Some Came Running stars Frank Sinatra as a disillusioned World War II vet who comes home, only … Continue reading Director Richard Linklater “Came Running” As TCM Guest Programmer

Ethan Hawke On ‘Boyhood’ & Acting: “I’m Not A Better Actor Now”

As one grows and matures into the world, many facets of one's life is expected to improve. For actors and filmmakers, learning and honing their craft, mixed in with a genuine curiosity, should only deepen their work. During the Boyhood interviews, Ethan Hawke was asked if he's become a better actor over the years, and his humble response … Continue reading Ethan Hawke On ‘Boyhood’ & Acting: “I’m Not A Better Actor Now”

“Boyhood” Is Blessed By The Cinema Gods & The Houston Astros

The oft-used term "film gods" blessed the Boyhood production in manifold ways, and considering director Richard Linklater and his crew devoted over 12 years of their lives to this epic storyline, a bit of positive karma was thankfully part of that experience. A portion of that goodwill was also generated by America's national pastime. Boyhood … Continue reading “Boyhood” Is Blessed By The Cinema Gods & The Houston Astros

Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood” Continues Cinematic Human Project

In anticipation of director Richard Linklater's "Boyhood," my neurotic mind drifts to last year's "Before Midnight" press conference. The "Before" stories, which detail the lifelong romance between Jessie (Ethan Hawke) and Celine (Julie Delpy) bears a spiritual kinship to "Boyhood," a project Linklater shot from 2002 to 2013. Clocking in at 160 minutes, "Boyhood" gives … Continue reading Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood” Continues Cinematic Human Project

Richard Linklater’s Epic ‘Boyhood’ Readies for July 11 Release

Richard Linklater's (Before Midnight, Bernie) ambitious feature Boyhood is hitting U.S. theaters on July 11. The project, which Linklater shot from 2002 to 2013, covers 12 years of a family's life, with much of the narrative seen through the eyes of a wide-eyed boy named Mason (Ellar Contrane). The project, which stars frequent Linklater collaborator Ethan Hawke, Lorelei … Continue reading Richard Linklater’s Epic ‘Boyhood’ Readies for July 11 Release

Santa Barbara International Film Fest To Screen ‘Before’ Trilogy

Director Richard Linklater's revered Before trilogy (Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, and Before Midnight) will be spotlighted at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. The screenings, as well as a discussion headed by Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, and Linklater, takes place Sunday, February 9 at the historic Lobero Theatre. Delpy received a Golden Globe nod for … Continue reading Santa Barbara International Film Fest To Screen ‘Before’ Trilogy