Today on indieWIRE, Richard Linklater premiered his latest at the L.A. Film Festival, and much more.
- In case you're living under a rock, the hopeful blockbuster 'Green Lantern' opens wide this week. Word is, it's not worth your green. Check out what is by having a look at all the reviews published this week on indieWIRE and our Blog Network.
- Richard Linklater was in a jovial mood at the after party for 'Bernie,' his new black comedy which opened the L.A. Film Festival on Thursday. The movie, a mockumentary in the vein of Christopher Guest, stars Jack Black as a cheery mortician who raises the suspicions of a small Texas town. Following its first public screening, reactions from the audience were widely positive. Stepping away from the crowd for a brief chat with indieWIRE, Linklater opened up about his inspiration for the new project and why -- unlike longtime friend Steven Soderbergh -- he has no plans to retire.
- "Richard Linklater's 'Bernie' is an oddly endearing love letter to Southern eccentricities that calls to mind no less than his iconic 'Slacker,' " wrote Eric Kohn in his review of the film. "However, the comparison ends there: With its purposefully naive sense of self-mockery, 'Bernie' is a shape-shifting genre vehicle set apart from anything else in Linklater's career. There's a loose sensibility to this mockumentary-mysterious comedy? comedic mystery? It's tough to categorize as anything beyond an enjoyable experience."
- Every day this week, we've highlighted projects in the works seeking support from people like you. Click here to see the four profiled this week.
- Full disclosure: The indieWIRE staff has a significant Canadian contingent. And in defense of our over-exuberant friends in Vancouver, where all hell broke loose after the Boston Bruins took home the Stanley Cup Wednesday night, we decided to lighten the mood and share our picks for the five worst hockey movies of all time.
- Dana Harris caught up with friend Elvis Mitchell, the newly appointed curator for the Film Independent/Los Angeles County Museum of Art film series that begins this fall. Click here to read how it all went down.