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‘The Black Phone’ Trailer: Ethan Hawke Is a Terrifying Child Killer in Blumhouse Horror Movie

Ethan Hawke is typically known for playing genial, affable guys, from his Jesse in the “Before” movies to his scrappy dad in “Boyhood.” If 2018’s “First Reformed” showed signs of Hawke tipping into sinister territory as a priest with a death wish and a serious spiritual crisis, then he’s going all in for director Scott […]

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Sundance Films Could Find an Easier Path to the Oscars Thanks to the Pandemic

There are Sundance movies and there are Oscar movies, and if you were to create a Venn diagram of the two, there are years when the two circles have overlapped and years when they’ve maintained their distance. Richard Linklater’s decades-spanning Boyhood, for example, which debuted at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, went on to earn […]

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New Movies to Watch This Week: ‘Father Soldier Son’ on Netflix, ‘Dirt Music’ on Demand

July 17 is the weekend that Christopher Nolan’s “Tenet” was supposed to open, but in the face of the coronavirus outbreak, the world has folded back on itself like a scene from one of the director’s mind-benders. As infection rates hit new highs in the U.S., theaters postpone or reverse their plans to reopen, and […]

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New York Film Critics Circle Announces 2019 Winners

The New York Film Critics Circle will be announcing its yearly awards Wednesday morning.The 85th ceremony will be held Jan. 7 at the New York Film Critics’ annual gala.Last year, “Roma” was named best film with Alfonso Cuarón taking the top directing prize. Other best film winners have included “Lady Bird,” “La La Land,” “Carol,” […]

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Richard Linklater Will Shoot ‘Merrily We Roll Along’ Adaptation for 20 Years

After spending 12 years on his Oscar-nominated drama “Boyhood,” Richard Linklater is ready to try the approach again.Linklater will direct an adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s “Merrily We Roll Along,” which will be shot over a 20-year period. Beanie Feldstein, Ben Platt and Blake Jenner are set to star in the film for […]

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Richard Linklater To Spend Next 20 Years Shooting Sondheim Musical Adaptation Starring Ben Platt & Beanie Feldstein

Many argue that the film “Boyhood” is the high-water mark in the career of filmmaker Richard Linklater. Sure, “Dazed and Confused” might be iconic, but if you use critical acclaim and awards recognition as your criteria, “Boyhood” stands above any other film from the director. And for many, the fact that Linklater shot the film […]

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BAFTA Backs ‘Roma’ as Oscar Race Enters the Final Stretch

The winner of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts’ best film prize has gone on to lose the best picture Oscar each of the last four years: “Boyhood” was felled by “Birdman,” “The Revenant” was routed by “Spotlight,” “La La Land” (infamously) lost to “Moonlight,” and last year, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” […]

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Patricia Arquette Reveals She’s Still Being Offered Unequal Pay and ‘Bullshit Deals,’ Even After Winning the Oscar

When Patricia Arquette won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role in Richard Linklater’s 2014 film “Boyhood,” she spent her time on stage advocating to end the gender pay gap in industries all over the world. “To every woman who gave birth, to every taxpayer and citizen of this nation, we have fought for […]

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