Column | Jul 16, 2014
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Story | Jul 11, 2014 | 2:30 PMJUSTIN CHANG: Andrew, if you'll allow me a brief (sort of) digression before we get down to business: A few nights ago, as part of our foolhardy mission to rank the films of Richard Linklater, I watched "Waking Life" for the first time since I'd seen it at a college screening in 2001. Back then, we were both sophomores at USC (though we didn't know each other at the time), and presumably of the ideal age and mindset to groove on the film's kaleidoscopic visuals and similarly trippy discourse. I recall having been more bored than seduced at the time, though I'm happy to say that my very different reaction following this second viewing -- which began around midnight, all the better to cultivate the optimal bleary-eyed dream state -- was enough to move "Waking Life" a few notches up my own list.
Story | Jun 25, 2014 | 12:30 PM
Fittingly enough for a film about a long, unhurried process of discovery, it wasn't until near the wrap of production that Richard Linklater decided he would call his 16th feature "Boyhood." That was in the summer of 2013, more than a decade after he...
Column | Feb 28, 2014
Story | Feb 26, 2014 | 12:30 PM
If the movie industry is "geared for (women) to fail," as Sony Pictures' Amy Pascal said in a recent interview, female filmmakers must work that much harder to succeed. It's simply not enough to go to the best film school, snag a competition spot at...