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Film Review - Everybody Wants Some


Writer/director Richard Linklater has enjoyed a creative resurgence in recent years, scoring critical kudos and impressive box office returns with dramatic efforts such as “Bernie,” “Before Midnight,” and “Boyhood.” However, it’s his 1993 picture, “Dazed and Confused,” that manages to endure, building a cult audience over the last two decades that’s responded positively to Linklater’s infatuation with the “hang” film, pulling life and pure social sway out of screen shapelessness. Returning to the vibe, Linklater crafts “Everybody Wants Some,” another casual look at personal interactions, desires, and time-killing with group of funky characters. Indentified as a “spiritual sequel” to “Dazed and Confused,” “Everybody Wants Some” retains none of the charm and pace of the earlier effort. Linklater doesn’t have much of a vision for his latest movie, trying to get by on fumes as the feature slowly runs out of reasons to keep watching it. Read the rest at


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