Gabe Klinger

What is Boyhood?

By Gabe Klinger / March 20, 2014

By Gabe Klinger Shot from 2002 to 2013, Richard Linklater’s Boyhood charts a dozen years in the life of a family: Mason Jr. (Ellar Coltrane), Samantha (Lorelei Linklater), Olivia (Patricia Arquette), and Mason Sr. (Ethan Hawke). Related mainly from Mason Jr.’s point of view as he and the actor who plays him ages from six…

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The Master (Paul Thomas Anderson, US)

By Gabe Klinger / September 11, 2012

The evolution in Paul Thomas Anderson’s oeuvre towards impeccably researched, stunningly visualized mythological explorations of the American character in There Will Be Blood (2007) and The Master represents a starling 180-degree turn. Staying within a certain autobiographical comfort zone in his first four features—Hard Eight (1996), Boogie Nights (1997), Magnolia (1999) and Punch-Drunk Love (2002),…

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We Can’t Go Home Again: Nicholas Ray’s Film Maudit Restored

By Gabe Klinger / September 28, 2011

By Gabe Klinger “We lived by night, shooting and editing our bigger than life experiences in a lonely place on dangerous ground.” —Tom Farrell “Bless the family that loves together…Bless the family that laughs and cries together… Together…”—“Bless the Family” by Norm Zamcheck, written for We Can’t Go Home Again Nicholas Ray, eternal auteurist pet…

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Spotlight | Paraboles (Emmanuelle Demoris, France)

By Gabe Klinger / December 17, 2010

By Gabe Klinger In a crowded, tiny room lined with packaged goods, a woman prepares a meal. The TV is on. Sitting below a window is a man in a plastic garden chair. He watches an Egyptian comedy show intently. The woman serves the food. An ellipsis. She pours tea. The steam wafts through the…

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