LAST FLAG FLYING

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Richard Linklater Stars: Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston, Laurence Fishburne, J Quinton Johnson, Yul Vazquez, Deanna Reed-Foster, Graham Wolfe, Cicely Tyson. The latest film from director Richard Linklater (the Oscar winning Boyhood, the Before trilogy, etc) is a road movie that offers up a meditation on the bonds of male friendship, patriotism and the nature of war. This is his most political and cynical movie to date and it is deeply critical of the US military policies. The film draws powerful parallels between the Continue reading

EVERYBODY WANTS SOME!!

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Richard Linklater Stars: Blake Jenner, Zoey Deutch, Tyler Hoechlin, Juston Street, Will Brittain, Wyatt Russell, Austin Amelio, Temple Baker, Glen Powell. Not as ambitious in scope and scale as his previous film Boyhood, which was filmed over a period of twelve years, Richard Linklater's latest film has been touted as "a spiritual sequel" to his 1993 slacker classic Dazed And Confused. While steeped in a strong sense of nostalgia for the early 80s, it also explores some familiar themes to Boyhood as it explores the journey of young Continue reading

BOYHOOD

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Richard Linklater Stars: Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette, Ellar Coltrane, Lorelei Linklater, Marco Perella. Richard Linklater (the cult favourite Dazed And Confused, etc) is an interesting director who makes projects that often lie outside the mainstream of Hollywood filmmaking (the Before trilogy, etc). His latest film is Boyhood, an ambitious undertaking, a coming of age tale that was 12 years in the making, and required a massive leap of faith on behalf of both the director and its cast and crew. Linklater devised the idea to shoot a Continue reading