All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1167. An easy way of seeing how…
Presents a day in the life in Austin, Texas among its social outcasts and misfits, predominantly the twenty-something set, using a series of linear vignettes. These characters, who in some manner just don't fit into the establishment norms, move seamlessly from one scene to the next, randomly coming and going into one another's lives.
Richard Linklater's Slacker is a film about nothing. People who do nothing. A town that feels like nothing. And yet, I can see why some get angry when others say that there isn't any point to the whole thing.
Basically, that the film has no point is the point. These characters, lost in a state of disillusionment, are living their lives; and Linklater made a movie out of it. And for most of the running time, It's pretty brilliant.
Sure, the film meanders at some points, and some characters are more interesting than others; but the rest is so enthralling that you don't really care.
Linklater is becoming one of my favorite directors, and Slacker is a prime example why.
It says so much about the ultimate destination of Kevin Smith's career that it began when he watched Slacker and felt like it was so tin that it proved he could do the same. Granted, Smith's conception of slacker culture, of people stagnating when they reach their 20s and realize they have no idea what to do and ultimately just bullshitting about Star Wars and sex talk is, on the whole, perhaps more accurate a portrait of youthful wheel-spinning. Linklater's film, on the other hand, is less about a specific generational angst than the collective drain of people of all ages who are just a bit off, who never really got with the program.
"Slacker," then, is more of a…
Richard Linklater's debut shows almost everything he aspired to do with his next films, both technically and in terms of topics covered, Slacker is a real intrinsic and geniune first film from one of the best directors of his generation. If someone had told me that I would actually like to see an infinite number of characters babbling and rambling around for more than ninety minutes, I would not believe it but the truth is that, as time began to pass, this film started to gain my privileged interest.
I wasn't kidding, this film is literally about a bunch of guys who talk and talk and never shut the fuck up, it's a film that's constantly shifting from character to…
A bunch of pretentious, unlikable dicknozzles wander around Austin for 90 minutes talking about stupid stuff.
And I loved it.
I just watched Slacker, then started it over and listened to the commentary. I love this frantic, lazy, wry, clever, weird-ass movie. I love every moment of it.
I love this movie because it makes me want to be a filmmaker. I am a senior in high school, and right now I am in the middle of my biggest film project to date. We are making a documentary. I look forward to shooting it each week. It is insanely fulfilling, challenging, and enjoyable. Every time I have been a part of making a short film, the process has been simply romantic. Even with the fighting on set, the script disagreements, and the painstaking process of editing, the process is magic.…
Richard Linklater's feature debut Slacker, features the walking and talking style made famous in his Before Trilogy of films. In those films it worked for me because the conversations were very interesting and I cared about the characters. Here I just couldn't get into it. It was like how it might be if you could replay all the random conversations you might hear during the course of a day. Some may be interesting while others are boring as shit. This film was like a collection of those conversations and sadly most of them were of the boring as shit variety. Interestingly enough I felt the same way about Before Sunrise the first time I saw it only to love it on a re-watch. So Slacker I guess that means I'll be seeing you again some day.
Here is where we reach the "awesome" portion of Linklater's filmography.
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Great independent film and debut of Linklater. Fantastic, plotless, film that studies a day in the life in a Texas urban city. The audience gets to meet many freaks and geeks, young and old, and all the characters seem so real and genuine as if they were pulled right off the streets. Great writing, the filming felt almost like a documentary how real it felt.
This film is about nothing. It was good, had some great writing and acting, but lost my interest halfway through. So far I would consider it Linklater's weakest, but it is not a bad movie, just flawed. Worth watching at least once.
Its watchable but................ Come on guys what's so great about this film you can sit down turn your brain off and watch it but nothing really happens like at all.
Flashes of Boyhood and what would come to be. This is a film that is both easy and difficult to watch. You can watch it and enjoy it for it's passages between characters and the ways in which they deal with the world very simply. But you can also analyse every little detail and still never manage to replicate what is going on inside Richard Linklater's head.
Some characters are more interesting and engaging than others, and sometimes this inconsistency can slow the pace of the film down a lot to the point of it being tedious and difficult. Good in parts, bad in others...
Another movie about people talking. But one well done, the rough edges make it all the more appealing.
For five years, film critic Scott Tobias compiled "The New Cult Canon" in a regular column for The A.V. Club…
The entire Criterion collection organized by spine number.
I don't know why I did this.
Number I've Seen: 189/764 (25%)