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Richard Linklater

New video: 'Last Flag Flying' isn't typical Richard Linklater fare

New video: 'Last Flag Flying' isn't typical Richard Linklater fare

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“Last Flag Flying” (Lionsgate DVD, $19.98; Blu-ray, $24.99)

Director Richard Linklater has carved out a space for himself in American independent cinema as a poet of youth: both in full flower (in “Dazed and Confused” and “Boyhood”) and as it fades (in “Before Sunset” and “Before Midnight”). At first glance, the drama “Last Flag Flying” may seem like a departure, since it’s about three aging Vietnam War veterans — played by Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston and Laurence Fishburne — on a cross-country road trip to bury one of their sons, who was killed in Iraq. But while it’s less grabby and more sappy than some of Linklater’s other movies, it does...

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