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While Richard Linklater flew closer to the Best Picture Oscar sun with his Golden Globes-dominating film, Boyhood than he ever had before, the prestigious gold statue ended up eluding him. Now, the Texas filmmaker is circling another project that could end up, in much the same spirit of Boyhood, being an innovative, original look at the concept of family based off a book called Where’d You Go Bernadette.
If you have followed Richard Linklater’s career, this should come as no surprise. After all, the director tends to reunite his actors Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy every few years to explore the evolving relationship of Jesse and Celine in the Before trilogy.
Every year, the Oscars proves itself to be an extremely tricky affair. While many of the declared victors are ones that can be universally agreed upon – like J.K. Simmons taking home this year’s Best Supporting Actor prize for Whiplash - there are still other choices that left us scratching our heads.
In the making of Boyhood, the director not only took a rather radical and impressive approach to both story and structure – ignoring the standard in favor of something more complicated and realistic – but also discovered a whole new approach to getting a deep empathetic response from an audience.
One Academy member thinks actress Patricia Arquette's recent success for her role in Richard Linklater's Boyhood may be linked to the now-common practice, or in Arquette's case, her lack thereof.
Richard Linklater's Boyhood was one of the most critically-beloved films of 2014, but it's been taken to task in the latest installment of Honest Trailers. Watch it below!
We’re still a full two weeks away from the Academy Awards, but tonight in London was the biggest in British cinema. The British Academy Film Awards, better known as the BAFTAs, were held this evening - and it will be fascinating to see how it winds up having an effect on the on-going race in Hollywood.
This year's list of films nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards is an eclectic one, featuring multiple sharp, powerful dramas, as well as a couple rather darkly funny comedies. But what if you were to splice a bit of adorable into that formula? Well, then you would get this brand new video bluntly titled "KIDS REENACT 2015 OSCAR NOMINEES."
Richard Linklater’s 12-year-spanning Boyhood has been collecting numerous accolades as we have meandered through the lengthy Oscar race. But as we talked about in a recent episode of our Awards Blend, the game changes now that we are in Phase Two of the Oscar marathon.
Every year, five to ten films are selected by the Academy Of Motion Pictures And Sciences to represent the best of the previous year's crop. These Best Picture nominees can range from wide opening films you've already seen, to independent films you've been dying to see, but didn't want to spend the gas money on.
Phase Two of the marathon is all about maintaining momentum if you are the leader, and introducing doubt if you are a neighboring competitor. Do you think any film can slow Boyhood’s roll between now and February 22?
Those who helped bring Boyhood to the big screen are still probably reveling in the film’s success at the Golden Globes this past Sunday. But their good vibes have now been partially quashed by the revelation that two of the most integral producers of Richard Linklater’s 13-years-in-the-making epic will be ineligible to receive an Oscar if Boyhood wins best picture next month.
For Entertainment Weekly’s latest cover, the editorial team decided to feature Richard Linklater’s incredible film, Boyhood. A fantastic choice, to say the least: it swept most of the major categories at the Golden Globes, and it’s a surefire front-runner for the Oscars. Upon looking at the magazine’s finished product, however, the image they chose to run with just looks…well, kind of creepy.
Are these five DGA nominees locks for Oscar? Not exactly. There have been exceptions over the years, where one or two DGA nominees didn’t carry over to Oscar’s ballot.
Now that the dust has settled and all of the results are in, it’s time to look at the big winners and losers of this year’s Golden Globes. Who or what gained the most momentum? Who or what lost the most? Read on to find out!
Richard Linklater’s movie has enjoyed its particular perch in the frontrunner’s “Driver’s Seat” since critics groups started handing out recognitions late last year. (Cue the latest joke about how long it took to make Boyhood, versus how long Hollywood has spent honoring Linklater’s incredible accomplishment.)
January is the time of year when everyone from diehard cinephiles to movie critics look back on the previous year’s film offerings and assign them a numeric value. This is what the “Best Of” lists are all about, and it’s not the most enjoyable process. If you think otherwise, at least check out this one particular movie ranking, which professes to rank the top films of not the year but of the past decade. We guarantee it’ll light a fire under your butt.
If you ask me, no one really likes putting together a “best movies” list. It’s no easy task and your order is forever changing depending on your mood and environment. So it’s times like this when I enjoy turning the reigns over to outside sources. The community over at Metacritic has put together its annual best-of rankings, including the 20 best movies of 2014.
Could Richard Linklater have his own shared cinematic universe in the works? It seems like a farfetched notion, we know, but hear us out. The director is busy working on his next film, which he says is a continuation of his classic period dramedy Dazed and Confused, but now he's added that the feature will also be a spiritual sequel of sorts to his most recent hit, Boyhood.
The Producers Guild Association is the latest group to drop its selection for the best of 2014, and those of us tracking each step of the Oscar marathon found more than enough interesting elements to single out.
January isn’t typically the biggest month for Blu-ray, DVD and streaming releases, but thanks to the glories of awards season and midseason premieres on television, there’s quite a bit of good stuff popping up over the next several weeks. Check out what's coming out.
Ethan Hawke has been having a crazy year, thanks to his buzzing role in Richard Linklater’s Boyhood. But arguably the craziest thing to happen to Hawke happened when he was peeing next to former US President Bill Clinton.
This supercut of 2014's best shots of cinematography might just leave you with stars in your eyes. Check out what one editor thought was the best of the best online.
2014 won’t go down as the greatest year in the history of Hollywood, but it had a lot of damn good movies. Some of them were big budget, some of them were made on shoestrings. In a way, that’s the great thing about Hollywood.
After much agonizing, rank swapping, and last-minute screening squeeze-ins, I am ready to reveal my Top 10 for 2014 - and it’s a list of movies that made me feel hundreds of kinds of emotions throughout the year and that I plan to watch many times again in the future.