Richard Linklater

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.

Update |
January 25, 2014

Bernie Returns!

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

Film & TV |
January 21, 2013

Lights, Camera, Carthage!

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.

Web Exclusive |
January 21, 2013

21st-Century Slacker

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Slacker, a couple of dozen filmmakers remake Richard Linklater's indie flick.

The Culture |
January 20, 2013

151–175

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…

Feature |
January 20, 2013

Glory Days

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

Web Exclusive |
April 30, 2012

A Q&A With Skip Hollandsworth

The executive editor on what it was like to work with Richard Linklater on Bernie, the star-studded film based on an East Texas murder story.

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.

Feature |
April 30, 1998

Behind the Screens

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

Books |
April 1, 1998

CD and Book Reviews

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…

Topic A |
May 31, 1997

Lights! Camera! No Action!

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…

Reporter |
March 1, 1997

Kick-Ash

An Austin filmmaker hopes to be the next Sundance kid.