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Old 02-07-2013, 05:48 PM
Rate and Rank Richard Linklater's Films

Linklater is one of our great modern directors and at times I think he is a bit underappreciated, so I thought it would be a good idea to get a list going to rate and rank his films (sorry if this has been done before). The thing I love about him is that he makes some really great, unique films and then when you see the preview for School of Rock you're thinking "Linklater is obviously raising money for a passion project" and then School of Rock turns out to be one of the best studio comedies in recent memory.

1. Dazed and Confused (10/10)
2. Before Sunset (9/10)
3. Before Sunrise (9/10)
4. Waking Life (9/10)
5. A Scanner Darkly (9/10)
6. School of Rock (8/10)
7. Tape (8/10)
8. Slacker (8/10)
9. Bernie (8/10)
10. Me and Orson Welles (7/10)
11. The Newton Boys (7/10)
12. Bad News Bears (6/10)
13. Fast Food Nation (6/10)

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Old 02-07-2013, 06:04 PM
School of Rock - 7/10
The Newton Boys - 7/10
Tape - 7/10
Before Sunrise - 7/10
Bad News Bears - 7/10
Dazed and Confused - 5/10
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Old 02-07-2013, 06:58 PM
1. Dazed and Confused (8/10)
2. Before Sunset (8/10)
3. Before Sunrise (8/10)
4. School of Rock (7/10)
5. Tape (6/10)
6. A Scanner Darkly (5/10) --- needs a rewatch.

Obviously I need to catch up with his filmography.
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:35 PM
A Scanner Darkly 3
Bernie 3
School of Rock 3
Bad News Bears 1

Ratings are out of 4 stars.
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:56 PM
Brilliant:
1. "Dazed and Confused"
2. "Before Sunrise"
3. "Waking Life"

Very Good:
4. "Before Sunset"
5. "Slacker"
6. "Fast Food Nation"
7. "Bernie"

Solid:
8. "Tape"
9. "A Scanner Darkly"
10. "Me and Orson Welles"
11. "The Newton Boys"

Decent:
12. "It's Impossible to Learn to Plow by Reading Books"
13. "School of Rock"

Haven't seen "SubUrbia" or "Bad News Bears"
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Old 02-07-2013, 10:26 PM
One of my favorite working directors. He has that Soderbergh thing where I feel like he can do nearly anything well.

1.) Waking Life -9/10
2.) A Scanner Darkly -9/10
3.) Dazed and Confused -9/10
4.) Before Midnight -8/10
5.) Tape -8/10
6.) Before Sunset -7.5/10
7.) SubUrbia -7.5/10
8.) Me and Orson Welles -7.5/10
9.) Bernie -7.5/10
10.) Before Sunrise -7.5/10
11.) Slacker -7/10
12.) The School of Rock -7/10
13.) The Newton Boys -5/10
14.) It's Impossible to Learn to Plow by Reading Books -5/10
15.) Fast Food Nation -4/10

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Old 02-08-2013, 01:48 AM
Definitely under appreciated.

1. Tape 10/10 (imo this is Ethan Hawk's best performance)
2. Dazed and Confused 10/10 (one of the most rewatchable films ever)
3. A Scanner Darkly 8/10
4. Before Sunset 7/10
5. Slacker 7/10
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Old 02-08-2013, 02:07 AM
Top Five:

A Scanner Darkly
Dazed and Confused
Bernie
Me and Orson Welles
Waking Life
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Old 02-08-2013, 06:14 AM
1. A Scanner Darkly - 9
2. Dazed and Confused - 8
3. Before Sunrise - 8
4. Before Sunset - 8
5. Bernie - 7
6. School of Rock - 7
7. Slacker - 5
8. Fast Food Nation - 4
9. Tape - 4
10. Waking Life - 3
11. Live from Shiva's Dance Floor - 3/10
12. It's Impossible to Learn to Plow by Reading Books? - 3

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Old 02-08-2013, 01:28 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by QUENTIN View Post
4.) Before Midnight -8/10
Nice!

1. Before Sunrise/Before Sunset (10/10)
2. Dazed and Confused (10/10)
3. Waking Life (9/10)
4. School of Rock (8/10)
5. Fast Food Nation (6/10)

I agree that's he's truly one of today's most versatile and under-appreciated talents. I really must check get around to checking out the rest of his stuff, those top three are among my all-time favorites.
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Old 02-08-2013, 07:37 PM
Smart willing to push the envelope. Very much looking forward to Before Midnight; Quent you are a lucky man.

1. Waking Life -9/10
2. Before Sunset -9/10
3. Dazed and Confused -8/10
4. SubUrbia -8/10
5. Before Sunrise -8/10
6. Slacker -7/10
7. A Scanner Darkly -7/10
8. The School of Rock -7.5/10
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