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Richard Linklater
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Date of Birth: Jul 30, 1961

Country: USA

Biography: Born and raised in Texas, Richard Linklater exploded onto the indie cinema scene in 1991 with his first major film, Slacker. He built his reputation with quiet, unique films featuring excellent dialogue, but has proven himself unafraid of genre-hopping.

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Total Titles at Criticker: 36 - You've Seen 36

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Titles You've Ranked (36)
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A Scanner Darkly A Scanner Darkly (2006)
Summary: Based on legendary science-fiction author Philip K. Dick's own experiences, A Scanner Darkly tells the darkly comedic, caustic, but deeply tragic tale of drug use in the modern world. The film plays like a graphic novel come to life with live-action photography overlaid with an advanced animation process -- a method known as interpolated rotoscoping, first employed in writer/director Richard Linklater's 2001 film "Waking Life" -- to create a haunting version of America, seven years from now. (Warner Independent Pictures)
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Fast Food Nation Fast Food Nation (2006)
Summary: An ensemble piece examining the health risks involved in the fast food industry and its environmental and social consequences as well. (imdb)
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Live from Shiva Live from Shiva's Dance Floor (2003)  - Short Film
Summary: The imcomparable Speed Levitch waxes philosophical about New York City, the Twin Towers, and Buffalo. (imdb)
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Bad News Bears Bad News Bears (2005)
Summary: Grizzled former professional baseball player Morris Buttermaker (Thornton) is recruited by a strait-laced lawyer (Harden) to coach the Bears, a woefully inept Little League team. He's got to find a way to drive this gang of 12 misfits to a championship against their hated rivals: the Yankees and their overbearing coach (Kinnear). From the director that brought you "School of Rock" working with the writing team behind "Bad Santa" comes a hilarious 2005 homage to an irreverent 1976 comedy: "Bad News Bears." (Paramount Pictures)
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Tape Tape (2001)
Summary: Richard Linklater directs this three-character ensemble piece set within the confines of a tawdry motor lodge in Lansing, Michigan. After 10 years apart, three disparate people come together to play out the unresolved drama of their final days in high school. (Lions Gate Films)
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The Newton Boys The Newton Boys (1998)
Summary: The story of America's most successful bank robbing family.
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School of Rock School of Rock (2003)
Summary: Hell raising guitarist with delusions of grandeur Dewey Finn (Black) has been kicked out of his band. Desperate for work, he impersonates a substitute teacher and turns a class of fifth grade high-achievers into high-voltage rock and rollers. (Paramount)
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Suburbia Suburbia (1996)
Summary: Five young losers spend their days and nights wasting their lives away, hanging out in parking lots and occasionally mentioning that they might want to make something of themselves... someday. On this particular night, they are visited by an old high school friend who has escaped their suburban town to become a pop star. (imdb)
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Woodshock Woodshock (1985)  - Short Film
Summary: A simple stretch of interviews and images capturing the people who camp out, dope up, drink up, sometimes get naked, and jump into a nearby waterfall, whilst listening to musicians like Daniel Johnston. (imdb)
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Me and Orson Welles Me and Orson Welles (2009)
Summary: A teenager is cast in the Mercury Theatre production of "Julius Ceasar" directed by a young Orson Welles in 1937.
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Everybody Wants Some!! Everybody Wants Some!! (2016)
Summary: The spiritual sequel of Dazed and Confused. A group of college baseball players navigate their way through the freedoms and responsibilities of unsupervised adulthood. (imdb)
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Last Flag Flying Last Flag Flying (2017)
Summary: The film is a road movie in which three aging Vietnam-era Navy vets--soft-spoken Doc (Steve Carell), unhinged and unfiltered Sal (Bryan Cranston), and quietly measured Mueller (Laurence Fishburne)--reunite to perform a sacred task: the proper burial of Doc's only child, who has been killed in the early days of the Iraqi invasion. (deadline.com)
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Where Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2018)
Summary: After her anxiety-ridden mother disappears, 15-year-old Bee does everything she can to track her down, discovering her troubled past in the process. (imdb)
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Inning by Inning: A Portrait of a Coach Inning by Inning: A Portrait of a Coach (2008)
Summary: A profile of University of Texas baseball coach Augie Garrido, the winningest coach in NCAA history. (imdb)
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Boyhood Boyhood (2014)
Summary: The film tells a story of a divorced couple (Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette) trying to raise their young son. The story follows the boy for twelve years, from first grade at age 6 through 12th grade at age 17-18, and examines his relationship with his parents as he grows. (Tmdb)
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Bernie Bernie (2012)
Summary: In small-town Texas, the local mortician strikes up a friendship with a wealthy widow, though when he kills her, he goes to great lengths to create the illusion that she's alive. (imdb)
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Before Midnight Before Midnight (2013)
Summary: We meet Jesse and Celine nine years on in Greece. Almost two decades have passed since their first meeting on that train bound for Vienna. Before the clock strikes midnight, we will again become part of their story. (sundance.org)
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Dazed and Confused Dazed and Confused (1993)
Summary: It's the last day of school at a high school in a small town in Texas in 1976. The upperclassmen are hazing the incoming freshmen, and everyone is trying to get stoned, drunk, or laid, even the football players that signed a pledge not to. (imdb)
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Before Sunset Before Sunset (2004)
Summary: Nine years after Jesse and Celine first met, they encounter each other again on the French leg of Jesse's book tour.
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The Underneath The Underneath (1995)
Summary: Michael Chambers returns home to celebrate his mother's marriage. Michael had been ousted from his home town due to his gambling indiscretions and had left his wife to deal with the mess he created. He now must reassimulate back into the town, renew his relationships with his family and friends (and enemies) and, most-of-all, seek out his ex-wife to woo her again. (imdb)
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It It's Impossible to Learn to Plow by Reading Books (1988)
Summary: Follows a man as he travels.
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American Prince American Prince (2009)
Summary: After being forgotten for 30 years, the filmmaker revisits Scorcese's lost documentary 'American Boy' and it's raconteur subject, Steven Prince. (imdb)
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The Hottest State The Hottest State (2007)
Summary: Days before his 21st birthday, William (Mark Webber), an actor, meets and quickly falls madly in love with Sara (Oscar nominee Catalina Sandino Moreno), a seductive yet elusive singer/songwriter. The film follows William from a Lower East Side tenement to a Mexican hotel room, to a snowbound weekend in Connecticut, and to a sweltering homecoming in the hottest state of all--Texas--in the pursuit of Sara. His stubborn and sweetly innocent quest to find someone who loves him as much as he loves her may not lead to happiness, but surely leads to newfound maturity. (THINKFilm)
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Slacker Slacker (1991)
Summary: Presents a day in the life in Austin, Texas among its social outcasts and misfits, predominantly the twenty-something set... (imdb)
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Chelsea Walls Chelsea Walls (2001)
Summary: The residents of the Chelsea Hotel in New York City, young and full of expectations, mingle with the old hotel ghosts and guests, ultimately becoming interchangeable. They form a community, linked by their dreams. The Chelsea Hotel never really leaves the people who live there, nor do they ever really leave it. (Lions Gate Films)
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Waking Life Waking Life (2001)
Summary: In this animated drama, a man walks through what may be a dream, flowing in and out of scenarios and encounters with strange characters. (Fox Searchlight)
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Scotch and Milk Scotch and Milk (1998)
Summary: A young man struggles to recover from his emotional break up with a woman and revels in the decadence of the aftermath which includes many bottles of scotch and wild nights in jazz clubs seeking the advice of hipster sages such as Cubby the Barfly and The Skipper.
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Great Directors Great Directors (2009)
Summary: Features original, in-depth conversations with nine of the world's greatest living directors: Bernardo Bertolucci, David Lynch, Liliana Cavani, Stephen Frears, Agnes Varda, Ken Loach, Todd Haynes, Catherine Breillat, Richard Linklater and John Sayles
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Hitchcock/Truffaut Hitchcock/Truffaut (2015)
Summary: Filmmakers discuss how Francois Truffaut\'s 1966 book \"Cinema According to Hitchcock\" influenced their work. (imdb)
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Blaze Blaze (2018)
Summary: The life of musician Blaze Foley. (imdb)
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Before Sunrise Before Sunrise (1995)
Summary: A French grad student named Celine (Julie Delpy) meets an American boy named Jesse (Ethan Hawke) on the Budapest-Vienna train. They get off the train in Vienna and hang out for a while.
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Double Play: James Benning and Richard Linklater Double Play: James Benning and Richard Linklater (2013)
Summary: A documentary portrait of the friendship between the renowned filmmakers James Benning and Richard Linklater that combines filmed conversations and extensive archival material to explore connections and divergences in their respective approaches to life and cinema. (imdb)
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The Weight of the Line: Animation Tales The Weight of the Line: Animation Tales (2006)  - Short Film
Summary: A documentary on the animation for the movie "A Scanner Darkly" (2006).
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RSO [Registered Sex Offender] RSO [Registered Sex Offender] (2008)
Summary: There may be one thing worse than being a sex offender sent to prison: Being a sex offender released from prison. RSO tells the story of one offender's unlikely rehabilitation. (imdb)
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One Summer in Austin: The Story of Filming One Summer in Austin: The Story of Filming 'A Scanner Darkly' (2006)  - Short Film
Summary: A documentary on the filming of the movie "A Scanner Darkly."
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Beavis and Butt-Head Do America Beavis and Butt-Head Do America (1996)
Summary: Our intrepid adolescent heroes wake up to find their beloved television stolen, and embark on an epic journey across America to recover it, and, who knows, maybe even score. On the way they encounter a murderous smuggler of a deadly virus and his treacherous wife, an FBI agent with a predilection for cavity searches, a couple of rather familiar looking ex-Motley Crue roadies, Mr. Van Dreesen singing "Lesbian Seagull", a little old lady and of course Mr. Anderson and his trailer. Can the Great Cornholio save the day? Uh-huh. Huh-huh. (imdb)