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Starter for 10
This British coming-of-age drama and romantic comedy is fairly predictable, although the charming actors manage to keep the story’s characters just this side of stereotype and mediocrity.
"...contestants. Obviously hoping for some John Hughes-for-the-college-set magic or Slacker-like momentum, Starter for 10 is short a Madonna Pap..."

Feb. 23, 2007 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

A Scanner Darkly
As the title implies, there’s a certain opacity to A Scanner Darkly's cautionary drug tale, but at times Richard Linklater's film can be as naked as the lunch on the end of your fork.
"...if these chattering creatures have crept in from Linklater’s Slacker rather than this cutting-edge science-fiction work), but as a..."

July 7, 2006 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Lake House
This tale of magical realism has potential for delightful originality, but the Sandra Bullock-Keanu Reeves love story lacks heat and the science fiction premise spirals into senselessness.
"...of all mankind (The Matrix) or an outrageously clueless slacker (Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure), he’s just hard to..."

June 16, 2006 Movie Review by Toddy Burton

Bad News Bears
This genial remake is Billy Bob Thornton’s game all the way.
"...his sublimely wild-carding career, ranging as it does from Slacker to The Newton Boys to Waking Life. That said,..."

July 22, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Remembrance of Things Weird
Nancy Higgins' 'Viva Les Amis'
"...the perfectly surly waitresses, or d) Rick Linklater shooting Slacker...."

April 29, 2005 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Based on the popular Clive Cussler book, Sahara may be asinine, but it’s also goofy, good fun.
"...keeps up with the proceedings, adding his patented half-mast slacker panache to a film already bursting at the seams..."

April 8, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Into Thin Air
The already under way adventures of Austinites at the Dances Sun and Slam, and what they might mean for the local scene
"...without a confirmed, up-from-below breakout on the order of Slacker, El Mariachi, or Beavis and Butt-head...."

Jan. 21, 2005 Screens Feature by Spencer Parsons

National Lampoon's Gold Diggers
"...Taylor. Not reviewed at press time. A couple of slacker guys marry two elderly sisters, with the intention of..."

Sept. 17, 2004 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Dear Pillow
Provocative Austin-made feature pushes sexual buttons meant to arouse and provoke, but never satisfy.
"...prosumer digicam, Dear Pillow looks and sounds excellent. Like Slacker (another major Austin indie feature), Dear Pillow perfectly captures..."

Sept. 3, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Stage & Spectacle: Three Films by Jean Renoir
The Criterion connection, Renoir-style
"...Slacker (Criterion, Aug. 31): The unparalleled cinematic arthouse label does..."

Aug. 6, 2004 Screens Review by Raoul Hernandez

Before Sunset
Linklater summons up an affair to remember.
"...who has already experienced opening his first released film Slacker in 1991 against the powerhouse that was Terminator 2...."

July 9, 2004 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Once Upon a Time in Austin
The films, the filmmakers, the crews, the making of a scene
"...Richard LinklaterSlacker (1991); Dazed and Confused (1993); Before Sunrise (1995); SubUrbia..."

March 12, 2004 Screens Feature by Louis Black

Along Came Polly
Ben Stiller and Jennifer Aniston date and become more than just friends.
"...the globe from "Austin to Portland" and every other slacker haven in between, has developed a remarkable knack for..."

Jan. 16, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The School of Rock
In Linklater's studio-financed comedy hit, Jack Black brings his rock & roll vibe to riff-needy prep students.
"...a film loaded with outsized characters. As far from Slacker as you could possibly get and still be using..."

Oct. 3, 2003 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

"...housemates is Doleman (Thomas), whose choice to end his slacker days and start working proves most timely when he..."

Aug. 1, 2003 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Short Cuts
Richard Linklater looks to television, and a promotion for SXSW film man Matt Dentler. Dobie manager Keith Garcia departs for greener pastures.
"...Slacker: The Series Dept.: We're just surprised someone didn't think..."

May 2, 2003 Screens Column by Marc Savlov

It Runs in the Family
"...(Diana Douglas) puzzles over her e-mail, the goofy collegiate slacker (Cameron Douglas) woos an uptight classmate, attorney Alex (Michael..."

April 25, 2003 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

So Long, Slug
"...saddened to learn this week of the passing of Slacker cast member and former Austin scenester Charles Gunning, aka..."

Dec. 20, 2002 Music Column by Ken Lieck

Never Grow Up
Austin is a town that brings out the "lost boy" in everyone.
" the model for the figure of "Oat Willie." Slacker director Rick Linklater has some Peter Pan in him,..."

May 10, 2002 Features Feature by Margaret Moser

Waking Life
This animated journey through one character's dreams is a stirring, motivational, and metaphysical head trip.
"...conversation (a narrative device lifted from Linklater's 1991 film, Slacker). The dreamscape consists of a string of vignettes, featuring..."

Oct. 26, 2001 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Page Two
Editor Louis Black comments on our brief reunion with cover subject (and onetime Chronicle illustrator) Keith Graves, reconsiders Joan Micklin Silver's Chilly Scenes of Winter, and says "get well" to KVET talk-show mainstay Sammy Allred and "farewell" to former staffer Sarah Hepola.
"...(Return of the Secaucus 7, 1980) to Rick Linklater (Slacker, 1991). Chilly Scenes was a vibrant, alive film. It..."

June 8, 2001 Column by Louis Black

Short Cuts
Sony Pics faux crix, 10-year Slacker reunion.
"...been 10 years since Richard Linklater's groundbreaking independent film Slacker threw the spotlight on that titular Austin subculture and..."

June 8, 2001 Screens Column by Marc Savlov

Dancing About Architecture
Joey Ramone still dead, bands still touring, Dick Price getting bigger than Bob Schneider
"...down all his original cast and crew members from Slacker, and though most of them are still, by definition,..."

April 27, 2001 Music Column by Ken Lieck

Vegetarian and Vegan Spots in Austin
"...basic and all pretty good. And despite its obvious slacker allegiance (there is even a bean plate called the..."

March 9, 2001 Food Feature by Barbara Chisholm

Five Easy Pieces
"...and Lois Smith. This is one of those “original slacker” stories about a gifted pianist from the privileged classes..."

Aug. 22, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Holiday in Town
"...Pearl Street betrays little of its semisecret history as Slacker set, slacker co-op, or scene of legendarily debauched early-Eighties..."

May 26, 2000 Features Feature by Cindy Widner

Public Notice
"Public Notice" is the sassy yet totally sincere public service column.
"...3. Why yes, our boss was in Slacker!..."

March 17, 2000 Column by Kate X Messer

How You Became a Criminal
An interview with Canadian documentary filmmaker Ron Mann about his newest film, Grass.
"...It's not like I've been a slacker …..."

March 10, 2000 Screens Feature by Nick Barbaro

Book Reviews
The Politics of Prose
"...but if you aren't a dedicated fan of the slacker school of urban angst literature, then you may not..."

Feb. 18, 2000 Books Feature by Barbara Strickland

More Than a Pair of Jokers
While she was growing up, Anne S. Lewis thought of Randy and Jason Sklar as just her crazy twin cousins. But now, after an MTV sitcom and success on the comedy club circuit, she's thinking her relatives may be more than just a pair of jokers in her family deck.
"...might make it into the sequel to the movie Slacker -- Slacker 2: Electric Boogaloo. The camera follows around..."

Feb. 11, 2000 Arts Feature by Anne S. Lewis

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