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21 Years: Richard Linklater - Clips


Indie filmmaking is one of the best niches to find super-talented directors and writers; and none more so than Richard Linklater. Having recently received a flood of praise for the extraordinary and innovative 'Boyhood' - a movie filmed over thirteen years with the same actors - actors and movie makers everywhere join this appraising documentary marking 21 years of amazing cinema from this artist. With works including the decade spanning romance trilogy 'Before Sunrise', musical comedy 'School of Rock', animated thriller 'A Scanner Darkly', crime drama 'Bernie' and underdog flicks 'Slacker' and 'Bad News Bears', the Texan cine-hero continues to produce imaginative and totally unique, genre-crossing stories with comedy 'That's What I'm Talking About' and a 'School of Rock' TV series marking his upcoming projects.

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21 Years: Richard Linklater Trailer


Richard Linklater is well known in the film industry as one of the stand out names in indie movie making. Responsible for a wide variety of films including the decade spanning romance 'Before Sunset' (and its sequels), music fuelled comedy 'School Of Rock', social misfit drama 'Slacker', and innovative animated thriller 'A Scanner Darkly', Linklater has inspired a generation of filmmakers and scooped two Oscar nominations and numerous film festival awards along the way. After 21 years, this Texas born innovator is still thoroughly impressing, his latest project 'Boyhood' having caused a stir for its unique quality of having been filmed over thirteen years. Just what will he do next?

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If/Then Broadway Cast CD Signing

Tom Kitt, LaChanze, Idina Menzel, Anthony Rapp and James Snyder - If/Then original Broadway cast CD signing held at the Sony Store. - New York, New York, United States - Thursday 12th June 2014

Tom Kitt, LaChanze, Idina Menzel, Anthony Rapp and James Snyder
Tom Kitt
Tom Kitt, LaChanze, Idina Menzel, Anthony Rapp and James Snyder

2014 Lucille Lortel Awards Arrivals

Anthony Rapp - 2014 Lucille Lortel Awards held at the NYU Skirball Center - Arrivals. - New York, New York, United States - Monday 5th May 2014

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Broadway's If/Then Recording Session

Anthony Rapp, James Snyder, Idina Menzel and LaChanze - The recording session for the Broadway musical If/Then held at MSR Recording studios. - New York, New York, United States - Monday 7th April 2014

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Anthony Rapp
Anthony Rapp
Anthony Rapp, James Snyder, Idina Menzel and LaChanze
Anthony Rapp, James Snyder, Idina Menzel and LaChanze

Video - Idina Menzel Is Quizzed On Travolta's 'Adele Dazeem' Oscars Blunder At 'If/Then' Preview


'Frozen' star Idina Menzel signs autographs for fans as she leaves the Richard Rodgers Theater in New York following a preview for her new musical 'If/Then'. She refuses to comment after paparazzi question her about the John Travolta Oscars gaffe where he spectacularly mispronounced her name as 'Adele Dazeem'.

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Our Time's 11th Annual Benefit Gala 'Worth the Wait'

Anthony Rapp, Judy Gold and Rachel Dratch - Our Time's 11th Annual Benefit Gala 'Worth the Wait' - Arrivals - New York City, United Kingdom - Monday 22nd April 2013

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The 20 year reunion presentation of 'Dazed and Confused'

Richard Linklater, Anthony Rapp, Joey Lauren Adams and Nicky Katt - The 20 year reunion presentation of the 1993 coming of age comedy film 'Dazed and Confused', held at the Marchesa Hall and Theatre - Austin, Texas, United States - Wednesday 6th March 2013

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Richard Linklater
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Dazed And Confused Review


Extraordinary
This film started a number of careers, and it's definitely a classic and a high moment in the career of director Richard Linklater (also known for Slacker, the disappointing Before Sunrise, and the new Waking Life).

It is an entertaining fictionalization of high school graduation weekend of the senior class of 1976 in Linklater's former home city of Austin, Texas. Jocks, rednecks, cheerleaders, stoners, frosh, and the other high school demographic groups are all lovingly and respectfully rendered on Linklater's canvas. Though I didn't graduate until the mid-'80s, I'm pretty sure that the amount of pot smoking is this film is not exaggerated. And as evidence of the director's commitment to brutal realism, Foghat's "Slow Ride" is heard not once, not twice, but three times before the end of the movie. Rock on.

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Rent Review


Excellent
Whatever happened to the glut of movie musicals that the success of Moulin Rouge and Chicago was supposed to have unleashed upon us? Although the door for the long-moribund genre was indeed nudged open by those films, it fortunately never opened wide enough to subject us to the like of Mamma Mia! The Film or Chitty Chitty Bang Bang: Reloaded. Instead, studios have been fairly scrupulous about what they'll let through, and with the arrival of Rent, that's proved to be a good thing.

When Chris "Mrs. Doubtfire" Columbus was announced as the director of the evergreen 1996 rock musical - which updated Puccini's starving-artists opera La Bohème to the East Village in the late 1980s - it seemed like a bad joke. Spike Lee and Martin Scorsese had been buzzing around the project for years and getting the show's fans all excited, only to run into the usual budget/artistic/Miramax problems, not to mention a cast that was slowly getting past its prime. Handing the play over to the family-friendly Columbus seemed like admitting that the subject matter - a welter of squatting artists, homosexuality, heroin addiction, AIDS, and untimely deaths - was going to get watered down. Somehow, that didn't happen. While he's made the musical considerably cinematic, Columbus has also shown a surprising appreciation and fidelity to the source material; he should have tried directing something without children years ago.

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Rent Review


Excellent
Whatever happened to the glut of movie musicals that the success of Moulin Rouge and Chicago was supposed to have unleashed upon us? Although the door for the long-moribund genre was indeed nudged open by those films, it fortunately never opened wide enough to subject us to the like of Mamma Mia! The Film or Chitty Chitty Bang Bang: Reloaded. Instead, studios have been fairly scrupulous about what they'll let through, and with the arrival of Rent, that's proved to be a good thing.

When Chris "Mrs. Doubtfire" Columbus was announced as the director of the evergreen 1996 rock musical - which updated Puccini's starving-artists opera La Bohème to the East Village in the late 1980s - it seemed like a bad joke. Spike Lee and Martin Scorsese had been buzzing around the project for years and getting the show's fans all excited, only to run into the usual budget/artistic/Miramax problems, not to mention a cast that was slowly getting past its prime. Handing the play over to the family-friendly Columbus seemed like admitting that the subject matter - a welter of squatting artists, homosexuality, heroin addiction, AIDS, and untimely deaths - was going to get watered down. Somehow, that didn't happen. While he's made the musical considerably cinematic, Columbus has also shown a surprising appreciation and fidelity to the source material; he should have tried directing something without children years ago.

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Open House Review


OK
Movies about real estate are few (The Money Pit and Duplex are the only things that immediately springs to mind), but musicals about real estate simply don't exist.

Until now!

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David Searching Review


Grim
A young gay man is looking for purpose, happiness, and maybe even love in David Searching, but this low-energy no-budget effort never really takes flight. Why can't David (Anthony Rapp) find a soul mate? Maybe because he's such a self-obsessed sad sack.

A wannabe documentary filmmaker with no real current job, twentysomething David is both shy and repressed and quite unable to make it in the New York gay dating scene. He's a small fish in a very big and barracuda-filled pond. David gets most of his help and moral support from the fat and jolly Gwen (Camryn Manheim), who fills the film's obligatory fag hag slot and who is also seeking some peace of mind as her marriage unravels. David takes her in as his roommate so she's always to provide a wisecrack or a pat on the back.

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Man of the Century Review


OK
Cute movie. Johnny Twennies (Gibson Frazier) lives in the '90s but behaves like it's his last name -- talking about moxie, flappers, and dames. And no one else is in on the joke. His encounters with modern-day women and situations are priceless but it's of course a one-note movie -- and why no one calls Johnny on his peccadilloes is never explained. Like I said, cute but hardly a comic masterpiece.

Dazed And Confused Review


Extraordinary
This film started a number of careers, and it's definitely a classic and a high moment in the career of director Richard Linklater (also known for Slacker, the disappointing Before Sunrise, and the new Waking Life).

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