Richard Linklater

'Lord of the Rings' for Cigarette-Smoking Cynics
How Richard Linklater's 'Before' trilogy defined my generation
May 24, 2013

How Richard Linklater's 'Before' trilogy defined my generation.

Parting of Ways
October 02, 2006

Old Joy (Kino International) The Beat movement in literature is said to have begun in 1952 with Jack Kerouac and John Clellon Holmes. No such specific date that I know is cited for the movement’s spread to films. (Underground film is something else.) The first Beat picture that I can remember didn’t come until almost forty years later, with Richard Linklater’s Slacker in 1991. Since then there has been a fairly steady stream. I’d dub them Listless Films, even though that term is easy to misunderstand. The people in these films, mostly in their twenties, are not dull or lazy.