Tag: beforemidnight

Blu-ray Review: Criterion Packages Love and Time in Linklater's BEFORE TRILOGY

The years shall run like rabbits… -W.H. Auden  From the start, before Richard Linklater conducted his grand experiment on the nature of time - Boyhood - he was out to capture the great container of all experience: time - good...

Ben Umstead's 2013 In Cinema: Reflections And Favorites

2013 was a banner year for cinema. Though really, if one looks hard enough, every year has the sweet, sweet possibility of being a banner year. What I've learned this year is that it is okay to call myself a...

The Stack: BEFORE MIDNIGHT, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, NIGHT TIDE, And More

This week's show is a little light on Halloween goodness but what's there is, is choice. Night Tide is an early Dennis Hopper vehicle full of sea siren sideshows and tragic surrealism. The Purge is one of the better home invasion...

Indie Beat: Ben's Favorite Indies Of 2013 (Thus Far)

As I was compiling this list, an alternate subtitle that came to mind was "Indies On Parade". I'm still not sure if that means anything, but I like the energy behind it and hope that crackle transfers over to this...

Twitchvision: Talking THE PURGE, THE EAST and BEFORE MIDNIGHT

Another not so great week for mainstream releases, with The Purge and The East proving to be little more than misguided high-concept failures. With Linklater's Before Midnight opening wider, and linking to Ethan Hawke's other release, I felt it deserved...

Indie Beat: Richard Linklater - Idolizing A Slacker

A director like Richard Linklater and a film like Before Midnight will be about as high-profile as we're likely to get at Indie Beat. Over the twenty plus years of Linklater's career (another decade or so if you count his...

Berlinale 2013 Wrap-Up: Hits, Misses and In-Betweens

I think that it's time for the Berlin Film Festival to cut its festival program down. Not to say I didn't see some great films -- I did, including a few that would have remained off the radar otherwise --...