Richard Linklater

Bernie in Hell

May 27, 2016 By Skip Hollandsworth

Two decades after killing Marjorie Nugent, Bernie Tiede was sentenced this spring for her murder—again. So what do we make of him now?

Bernie Returns!

Jan 25, 2014 By Skip Hollandsworth

Bernie Tiede, the Carthage man whose story of shooting the town's richest widow inspired a movie, may be walking free next week.

Lights, Camera, Carthage!

Jan 21, 2013 By Skip Hollandsworth

Nearly fifteen years after Richard Linklater and I started talking about turning a TEXAS MONTHLY story into a major motion picture, it’s finally hitting the big screen, with a little help from Jack Black, Matthew McConaughey, Shirley MacLaine—and a seventy-year-old retired hairdresser from Rusk named Kay Baby Epperson.

151–175

Jan 20, 2013 By Texas Monthly

From the construction of the state’s first public university in College Station to the swearing in of Governor Rick Perry for a third full term in Austin

Glory Days

Jan 20, 2013 By Jan Reid

Texas high school football may be in decline, but filmmakers still want to play.

Dude!

Sep 30, 2008 By John Spong

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.

Behind the Screens

Apr 30, 1998 By Erin Gromen

From location scouts to production designers, the most important people you’ve never heard of.

CD and Book Reviews

Apr 1, 1998 By Texas Monthly

Hot CDs This month Texas music shines on the silver screen. The soundtrack for The Horse Whisperer (MCA) not only features cuts from Don Walser, George Strait, and Steve Earle but also a Butch Hancock—Joe Ely— Jimmie Dale Gilmore reunion (long removed from Lubbock, they are now called the Hill…

Lights! Camera! No Action!

May 31, 1997 By Paul Burka

GEORGE W. BUSH may have the most power in the Capitol, but when it comes to power over the Capitol, he’s just number two. In one of the strangest rivalries of a contentious legislative session, the Texas Film Commission, an arm of the governor’s office, squared off against the State…

Kick-Ash

Mar 1, 1997 By Jason Cohen

An Austin filmmaker hopes to be the next Sundance kid.