Kickin’ @$$ & Drinkin’ Beer: A Dazed & Confused Retrospective

Filmmaking wunderkind and Texas native Richard Linklater has always applied an anthropological eye in the way he crafts his films; from his second film, the seminal coming of age flick Slackers to his Oscar winning 12-years-in-the-making masterpiece Boyhood, Linklater entrenches his films in their place on the cultural timeline and uses that context to paint…

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The Western Is Dying

Again. For yet another year, superheroes have dominated the hearts and minds of audiences around the world. And while some superhero flicks invoke the spirit of the Western (think Chris Pratt’s turn as a rogue space cowboy in Guardians of the Galaxy), the Western in its traditional form has largely been displaced in recent years.…

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