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'El Mariachi' to Perform Sundance Encore
Robert Rodriguez's 1993 debut to be honored with a Sundance screening
"...on the heels of the festival's commemorative screening of Slacker in 2011...."

Dec. 14, 2012 Screens Post by Marjorie Baumgarten

Celebrating the Past, Looking to the Future
Slacker 2011 premieres, and Richard Linklater's newest project picks up Paul Dano
"...Slacker 2011 may have been put together by a new..."

Sept. 9, 2011 Screens Feature by Kimberley Jones

Austin Filmmaking, Ten Years After
Film director Richard Linklater interviews Bob Ray, the director of the new Austin-made movie Rock Opera, about the Austin Film scene over the past 10 years.
"...the streets of Austin and filmed the now-classic movie Slacker. Little did anyone realize at the time that the..."

Sept. 3, 1999 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

The High Road
"...High Road often captures those precarious moments when a slacker lifestyle seems both hazily glamorous and a little pathetic...."

Jan. 17, 1997 Movie Review by Alison Macor

Last Flag Flying
Three veterans embark on a road trip in Linklater's latest
"...Last Flag Flying, Richard Linklater – the director of Slacker, the Before trilogy, and the 12-years-in-the-making Boyhood chronicle –..."

Nov. 10, 2017 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Uncle Kent 2
Meta-sequel to the Joe Swanberg film
"...its indie intellectualism with Osborne’s goofy humor and aging slacker mournfulness...."

Sept. 2, 2016 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

7 Chinese Brothers
Jason Schwartzman stars in this comedy from droll Austin auteur Bob Byington
"...It’s possible while watching the enjoyable slacker comedy 7 Chinese Brothers, which stars Jason Schwartzman, to..."

Sept. 4, 2015 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

With Boyhood, filmmaker Richard Linklater paints his masterpiece.
"...– even more so than the career landmarks of Slacker and the Before trilogy – that will earn Linklater..."

July 18, 2014 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Criterion Gets Candid
Slacker's Polaroid family album
"...More fresh meat for the Slacker nostalgia meal we've been happily snacking on all year:..."

Aug. 10, 2011 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Some films are saccharine, but Hop is pure sugar – processed sugar.
"...heads up the live-action portion of Hop as a slacker whose disinterest in gainful employment disappoints his parents (the..."

April 1, 2011 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Next Day Air
A misdelivered package of concealed cocaine kicks off events in this comic film starring Donald Faison, Mike Epps, and Mos Def.
" the wrong apartment, which is good news for slacker ne'er-do-wells Guch (Harris), Buddy (McCrary), and Brody (Epps), who..."

May 15, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Eagle Eye
Too bad it's autumn: With its frenetic car chases; near-erotic fascination with explosions, gadgets, and guns; and disposable storyline, Eagle Eye is the very definition of a summer blockbuster.
" play the role of Jerry Shaw, a sweet-talking slacker with a chip on his shoulder who gets dragged..."

Sept. 26, 2008 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

In Search of a Midnight Kiss
In Alex Holdridge's lovely new film, two twentysomething Los Angelenos wander the streets together on New Year's Eve, walking and talking amid the stunning black-and-white cinematography.
"...and family and all those other things characters in post-Slacker indie films love to talk about. And while the..."

Aug. 29, 2008 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Step Brothers
Will Ferrell's newest is a lot like Will Ferrell's oldest, which is to say it feels like an amped-up Saturday Night Live skit.
"...Judd Apatow. Ferrell and Reilly play Brennan and Dale, slacker layabouts with the hypercompetitive temperaments of 12-year-old bully-magnets who..."

July 25, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Margot at the Wedding
The director of The Squid and the Whale mostly falters in this follow-up film that stars Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Jack Black as casually cruel narcissists.
"...of her estranged sister, Pauline (Leigh), to a hopeless slacker (a miscast Black), she begins to wreak emotional havoc..."

Dec. 14, 2007 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Balls of Fury
Goofy pingpong comedy gets by on the amiable nerd panache of chunky lead Dan Fogler.
"...former pingpong prodigy Randy Daytona, he's such a sweet-natured slacker that you can't help but root for him when..."

Aug. 31, 2007 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Employee of the Month
Assorted workers vie for the coveted title of "Employee of the Month."
"...& Kumar Go to White Castle proved that the stoner/slacker comedy genre can generate films of sublime humor, if..."

Oct. 13, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Accepted asserts that a college run by students might be better than its institutional alternative, but who wants education advice from the creators of such a witless, uninspired excuse for a college comedy?
" Long, from those PC vs. Mac commercials), a slacker who received rejection from every college to which he..."

Aug. 18, 2006 Movie Review by Brian Clark

National Lampoon’s Van Wilder
"...laconic grace here; he's the anti-frat, a slick, know-it-all slacker with just enough good fortune to make the grade..."

April 5, 2002 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Nico and Dani
This Spanish import is a coming-of-age dramedy whose (nearly) teenage stars are natural actors, whose direction is unforced, and whose sexual themes are treated with candor and humor.
"...with the goofy, hollow-chested aplomb of an authentic teenage slacker and a face that's neither dorky nor graceful --..."

March 23, 2001 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

You have to admire Michael Almereyda's contemporary rendition of Shakespeare's Hamlet if for no other reason than its audacity in staging one of the passive prince's timeless soliloquies in the Action aisle of his local Blockbuster. “Go Home Happy,” chirps the store banner in the background.
" see the picture. Hawke plays Hamlet as a slacker prince, clearly affected by his youthfulness and callow emotional..."

June 23, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Drive Me Crazy
"...never mind. Even stripped of his flyaway locks and slacker good looks, Grenier is undoubtedly the best part of..."

Oct. 8, 1999 Movie Review by Sarah Hepola

Big Daddy
"...when two things occur almost simultaneously to reverse his uber-slacker attitude. The first is when his go-getter girlfriend Vanessa..."

June 25, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Idle Hands
"...Americanized view of things. Sawa plays Anton, a dead-end slacker whose daily grind consists of little more than eating,..."

April 30, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Darien Gap
"...Lyn Vaus is what you might call the definitive slacker: homeless, jobless, scamming free meals off Hare Krishnas, trudging..."

July 11, 1997 Movie Review by Russell Smith

"...triangle. Rhodes (whom you may remember from Richard Linklater's Slacker) is an architecture grad student who meets Nogales and..."

June 4, 1993 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Johnny Suede
"...and withered carrots in his dingy fridge, and his slacker subsistence derived from painting buildings with a buddy (Levels)..."

Nov. 6, 1992 Movie Review by Pamela Bruce

Love in the Nineties: no drugs and the sex is scary. Actually, Cameron Crowe documents the habits of a generation that adapted.
"...and attitude, Crowe seems to have drawn heavily from Slacker for inspiration, but in his insecure reliance on traditional..."

Sept. 25, 1992 Movie Review by Kathleen Maher

Roadside Prophets
"...Degrees, Hal Hartley's The Unbelievable Truth, and Rick Linklater's Slacker, among others. John Doe, a Los Angeles factory worker..."

April 3, 1992 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

A Matter of Degrees
"...The Unbelievable Truth, Trust, and yes, even Austin's own Slacker are proving that you don't need millions of dollars..."

Sept. 13, 1991 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

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