Linklater has always used time as a character. It’s in the titles of his Before trilogy, featuring Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy as characters at different junctures: Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, Before Midnight. They have to reconnect in each film—and fast, because the clock is ticking. I love these films, but they’re talky. Linklater is so literal about time he never seems to use the full, transcendent resources of cinema.
Fresh Air Weekend: Comedian Joel McHale talks about ‘Community’ and hosting the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, Maureen Corrigan reviews Friendship, a novel by Emily Gould, and Paul Greenberg tells us why the U.S. exports the best quality fish to other countries.