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Awkward college romance gets a timely, heartfelt revamp with this astonishing debut
"...dash of Linklater's shambling take on twentysomething life in Slacker in the succession of parties Alex hits in search..."

Oct. 16, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

The King of Staten Island
Pete Davidson grows up a bit in this semi-autobiographical dramedy
"...easy to dislike Peter Davidson. Saturday Night Live's resident stoner-slacker exudes an aura of lazy smugness. Even if you..."

June 12, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

We Have an Issue: From the Ground Up
How we accidentally ended up with an Earth Day issue
"...of an Austin classic. This week: Richard Linklater's enduring Slacker. Follow @YorkshireTX and use the hashtag #NowStreaminginAustin to join..."

April 17, 2020 Column by Kimberley Jones

Fathers of Football
Oklahoma high school football documentary could have gone deeper
"...from the Austin-based, Flaming Lips-affiliated, Okie-oddball filmmaker Bradley Beesley (Slacker 2011, Christmas on Mars) has all the creative drive..."

April 26, 2019 Movie Review by Danielle White

Looking Back at the Corporate Comedy Classic Office Space
Mike Judge's defining depiction of corporate America enters the Texas Film Hall of Fame
" were anchored to your boring 9-to-5. In 1990, Slacker defined the decade's directionless, sardonic nihilism. In the years..."

March 1, 2019 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

In Memoriam: Gina Lalli
Pioneer of Indian classical dance in Austin dies at age 89
"...and taking on roles in local films, among them Slacker, where she appears as the Sidewalk Psychic. (“The next..."

Feb. 19, 2019 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Luv Doc: Small Tweaks
The devil is in the details
"...pretty exciting to me because it's right up my slacker alley. Instead of "losing weight" or "getting thin," you..."

Jan. 4, 2019 Column

Marjorie Prime
"...a stage play. Director of photography Sean Price Williams (Slacker 2011, Iris) frames this three-quarters human quartet in often..."

Sept. 15, 2017 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Sound on Sound Fest Pops!
Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Electric Wizard, and king Stooge himself
"...The Margin Walker lineup also reps Chicago poet Noname, slacker pop breakouts Mild High Club and Hoops, backpack rap..."

June 20, 2017 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Seeing Life’s Brevity in the Art Poles of South First
Street art goes vertical in South Austin
"...figured out how to make magic with it. (See Slacker, El Mariachi, Greater Tuna, Rude Mechs, et al.) In..."

Sept. 2, 2016 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Present in the Past Tense
Chuck Klosterman talks about what now will look like later
"...ever here because I was so into the movie Slacker. Actually, the Austin that I experience doesn’t really seem..."

June 27, 2016 Arts Post by Rod Machen

Everybody Wants Some!!
Time moves on, but Richard Linklater's characters still walk and talk
"...“plot,” is closer in its temporally truthful zeitgeist to Slacker than Dazed and Confused, but then again I was..."

April 1, 2016 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

A Team Effort
How collaboration got Richard Linklater's baseball comedy Everybody Wants Some!! off the bench
" Bernie. However, she's actually known him since 1991's Slacker and, as is the way of the film industry,..."

April 1, 2016 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Louis Black's Linklater Doc Headed to Sundance
Chronicle co-founder's debut feature to bow in Park City
" is three original interviews with the director of Slacker, Boyhood, and the upcoming Everybody Wants Some. That material..."

Dec. 7, 2015 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Page Two: Made in Texas
Lighting fires for creativity and community
"...a number of films by directors not in attendance: Slacker, Dazed and Confused, Bernie, and Boyhood by Richard Linklater;..."

Nov. 20, 2015 Column by Louis Black

Cameron Crowe parks this rom-com in Hawaii
"...on redemptive journeys of self-discovery, such as the sweet slacker hopelessly in love with the class valedictorian in Say..."

June 5, 2015 Movie Review by Steve Davis

SXSW Film Pro Tips
What to see, where to be, and how to relax
"...years since we mapped out the hot spots from Slacker, the film that put Austin on the map, and..."

March 4, 2015 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

21 Years: Richard Linklater
A subject as worthy of a documentary as this one is deserves a more thoughtful approach than this star-studded tribute.
"...Smith, and Jason Reitman make the case for why Slacker was the watershed film that spurred their own filmmaking..."

Nov. 14, 2014 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

From the Vaults: 'Viewers Like Us'
It's always time to celebrate Austin's community television
"...with a double bill of Richard Linklater's 1991 film Slacker and the community remake Slacker 2011...."

Aug. 2, 2013 Screens Post by Marjorie Baumgarten

By the People, for the People
It started on a mountain, and now it's over the hill: channelAustin is turning 40
"...Linklater famously edited and converted his 1991 classic, Slacker, at the old ACTV station. He also used all..."

Aug. 2, 2013 Screens Feature

Linklater Sues for Bastrop Losses
Filmmaker's archive included scripts, props, dailies, and more
", and personal documents, stretching from his underground masterpiece Slacker to 2008's Me and Orson Welles. He has now..."

May 17, 2013 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Pictures of Superheroes Packs in the Austin Comedy Talent
Quirky comedy filled with familiar faces
"...easy film to describe without using the words "Austin-y," "Slacker-ish," or referencing Steven Soderbergh's early exercise in cinematic absurdism,..."

Oct. 19, 2012 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Hit & Run
Dax Shepard's sophomore directorial feature is a mixture of earnest and romantic road movie, high-octane chase picture, and slapstick comedy.
" to hand it to Shepard: He makes hangdog, snarky-slacker romantics everywhere look good (or, at least, not exactly..."

Aug. 24, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Top 10 Most-Viewed Stories on by Section
Drill down, baby
"...on, more than two dozen filmmakers pay tribute to 'Slacker' and a city in transition"..."

Jan. 6, 2012 Features Feature

The Post Office
Austin's indie A/V boutique Stuck On On gets movies across the finish line
"...7), which is showing on PBS' POV next month; Slacker 2011, the Austin Film Society's remake of/tribute to the..."

Oct. 28, 2011 Screens Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

2011 Texas Filmmakers' Production Fund Recipients Announced
2011 TFPF winners announced
"...back in 1993, jump starting, along with Richard Linklater's Slacker, the now-mammoth Austin film scene...."

Aug. 29, 2011 Screens Post by Marc Savlov

Still Working It
Actor Brian O'Halloran on the enduring appeal of Clerks
"...whine, summing up the existential angst of every minimum-wage slacker. On Aug. 4, Brian O'Halloran swaps the New York..."

July 29, 2011 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Marvel Comics' muscle-bound mook with delusions of demi-godhood is well-played by Chris Hemsworth.
"...half a century of catching up to do, you slacker, you.) This film version is one of Marvel's better..."

May 6, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Larger Than Life
The Texas Film Hall of Fame Awards
"...Terms of Endearment, Texas has fostered voice-of-their-generation films like Slacker and Easy Rider, made music with State Fair and..."

March 4, 2011 Screens Feature by Margaret Moser

Do a Little 'Dance
Austinites past and present converge on Park City
"...David Lowery's "Pioneer," which stars Will Oldham, both screened. Slacker, the film that has come to define Austin filmmaking,..."

Feb. 4, 2011 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

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