Inspired by the Oscar chances of Richard Linklater’s brilliant film Boyhood, Nate and Ryan go back to where it all began for Linklater and watch his breakout 1991 film Slacker. Slacker is often praised as one of the landmark films of the early ’90s independent film renaissance and served to jump start Linklater’s long career. However, as can be the case with “important” films, has Slacker’s reputation outshone its merit? Nate and Ryan discuss their feelings on the film and try to figure out if a movie so perfectly of its time has anything to offer moviegoers nearly 25 years later.
Share your thoughts on Slacker, Dazed and Confused, or any other Richard Linklater films. When did you first see Slacker? How has it aged?