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12 Best Films of 21st Century

Time to revisit 'Mulholland Drive'

(Newser) - BBC set out to find the best films of the 21st century by polling 177 critics around the world. They've decided that David Lynch's 2001 film Mulholland Drive is the one most likely to end up a classic, as it sits atop the list of 100. The... More »

There's a New 'Must-See' Cult Classic

'Everybody Wants Some!!' has critics raving

(Newser) - The man who brought you Boyhood, Slacker, and Dazed and Confused might have another gem on his hands. Critics are in love with Richard Linklater's Everybody Wants Some!!, giving it a 91% rating on Rotten Tomatoes . Here's what they're saying:
  • The film follows university baseball jocks for
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Academy Snubs 2 Boyhood Producers

If film wins, John Sloss and Jonathan Sehring won't be Oscar recipients

(Newser) - John Sloss and Jonathan Sehring may be listed as producers in the credits for Boyhood, but should the Richard Linklater film win the Academy Award for best picture, they won't be among the award recipients. The Academy has decided to follow the Producers Guild of America's lead in... More »

Here Are Your Golden Globes Winners

Your running list of the night's awards

(Newser) - After Tina Fey and Amy Poehler's opening monologue , the Golden Globes were off and running:
  • Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture went to JK Simmons for Whiplash.
  • Best Supporting Actress, TV went to Joanne Froggatt for Downton Abbey. Onstage, she mentioned a letter she got from a rape
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You've Never Seen a Movie Like Boyhood

Incredible film was shot over 12 years, and critics are thrilled with the results

(Newser) - Critics aren't just calling Boyhood the movie of the year—they're calling it one of the greatest movies of all time. Director Richard Linklater actually shot the coming-of-age story over 12 years, allowing audiences to watch actor Ellar Coltrane literally come of age onscreen. The results are apparently... More »

Killer Played by Jack Black Set Free

Bernie Tiede will live with filmmaker who made movie about him

(Newser) - Bernie Tiede, the Texas mortician-slash-murderer made famous when Jack Black portrayed him in Bernie, was released yesterday—to go live in the garage apartment of Richard Linklater, who co-wrote and directed the 2011 movie. Tiede, who in 1996 killed his longtime companion, wealthy 81-year-old widow Marjorie Nugent, was originally sentenced... More »

Coming to Hulu: 2 More Original Shows

Political comedy called 'Battleground' and travelogue show to debut

(Newser) - Hulu is expanding its foray into the world of original programming with two new shows set to debut before summer, reports the Wall Street Journal . Battleground, scheduled to begin in February, will be a 13-episode scripted comedy about a not-exactly-functional Senate campaign. Don't expect a low-budget production: Hulu execs... More »

Welles Best Part of Me and Orson Welles

Christian McKay eclipses Zac Efron

(Newser) - Richard Linklater's Me and Orson Welles, an atmospheric period piece set behind the scenes of Welles' 1937 production of Julius Caesar, has critics gushing about Christian McKay as Orson Welles, but split on Zac Efron as a wide-eyed teen who stumbles into Welles's glamorous orbit:
  • The "frothy" film is
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