Tolstoy in Austin: Richard Linklater’s ‘Boyhood’

As everyone knows by now, Richard Linklater shot Boyhood over 12 years. Watching Ellar Coltrane grow up on screen allows viewers to make an unusually personal connection to the film — if you find yourself reflecting on your own life during the movie, you're not alone. Read more [...]

L.A. Rep Cinema pick: ‘Jean-Luc Godard, French Revolutionary’ at the Aero Theatre

For any cineastes in L.A. suffering awards-season fatigue, relief is at hand: starting tonight and playing over the next two weeks, Santa Monica's Aero Theatre is running six double-features by Godard. You can't go wrong with any of these double bills — and to its credit, the series includes a couple of the master's later works from the '80s. Read more [...]

Pasolini’s ‘The Hawks and the Sparrows’: A comic Marxist fable — how often do you get to see one of those?

Pasolini’s engaging fable The Hawks and the Sparrows (1966) is the work of a filmmaker who’s still able to make his points with humor. It's a far better way to remember Pasolini than Salo. Read more [...]