Our film critics dive into Richard Linklater’s latest, Last Flag Flying

On this episode of Film Club, A.V. Club critics A.A. Dowd and Ignatiy Vishnevetsky talk about Last Flag Flying, Richard Linklater’s spiritual sequel (of sorts) to the classic Hal Ashby film The Last Detail. It’s billed as the hangout-flick master’s first proper road movie, a 2003-set drama about three Vietnam veterans…

Steve Carell and Bryan Cranston go on a sad road trip in this trailer for Last Flag Flying

The melodramatic, life-affirming road trip is primarily a young person’s game, since only young people have the time and healthy bladders necessary for spending an extended period of time in a car, but that doesn’t mean older people can’t have their own melodramatic, life-affirming road trips. That’s what happens in…

Judy Greer to quietly be the best part of Richard Linklater’s Where’d You Go, Bernadette

Richard Linklater has added a cinematic secret weapon to his latest comedy, Where’d You Go, Bernadette, with Deadline reporting that actress Judy Greer has joined the cast. Greer is something of a favorite around here, injecting shows like Arrested Development and Archer with a comic chaos that rarely gets to shine in…

What movie is missing from our list of the best comedies since 2000?

Welcome back to AVQ&A, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your interface with pop culture, to reveal your embarrassing tastes and experiences, and to ponder how our diverse lives all led us to convene here together. Got a question you’d…

The 50 best comedies since 2000

Sixteen years in, our new millennium looks like a banner age for big-screen comedy, as eclectic as any that came before it. This is when Will Ferrell transformed the multiplex into a deliriously Dadaist screaming match; when Edgar Wright and David Wain perfected the art of the spoof, even as the Epic Movie crowd…

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Get some in the red band trailer for Richard Linklater’s Everybody Wants Some!!

By now, anyone who’s paying attention has probably heard that Richard Linklater’s Everybody Wants Some!! is a “spiritual sequel” to the 1993 stoner classic Dazed And Confused. But just in case: This is a movie that’s thin on plot and heavy on characters just hanging out, ingesting chemicals, and being…

SXSW’s full film lineup to feature Linklater, Pee-Wee Herman, Tony Robbins

The South By Southwest Film Festival has announced this year’s slate of films, putting together a schedule that’s led—as previously announced—by Richard Linklater’s Everybody Wants Some. Linklater’s new film—which he’s been describing for years as either a follow-up to Dazed & Confused or Boyhood, depending on the…