Dazed and Confused

Film & TV |
June 24, 2020

Richard Linklater, the Everyday Auteur

For decades, the Texas director’s movies have celebrated the sort of mundane yet consequential interactions that the coronavirus took from us. He’s still at it, albeit temporarily cut off from the film community he helped build.

Film & TV |
January 21, 2013

The Spirit of ’76

How Matthew McConaughey got discovered, why Renée Zellweger’s part is so small, why some of the actresses can’t eat ketchup to this day, and everything else you didn’t know about the making of the classic high school flick Dazed and Confused.

Film & TV |
September 30, 2008

Dude!

Yes, yes, new baby and new movie— but what Matthew McConaughey really wants to talk about is the cushion of the flip-flop, the skooching of hoodie sleeves, the proper thickness of koozies, and his coming career as the arbiter of redneck-Buddha chic.

The Inside Story |
July 31, 1996

Seeing Stars

In the summer of 1992, when Jason Cohen was a relatively unknown journalist and Matthew McConaughey was an extremely unknown actor, the two met on the Austin set of Dazed and Confused. “He looked so weird,” recalls 28-year-old Cohen, who was writing about the movie for Details. “He had this

Film & TV |
September 30, 1992

Take Two

Made on a shoestring, Slacker was a hit. Now fans wonder if Hollywood money will change Rick Linklater’s style.