When Alexander Payne stepped off the boat in late July to arrive on the Greek isle of Patmos, few locals recognized a major Hollywood writer-director in their midst -- or had a chance to see his films on the silver screen.
Movies are escapist fantasies. While the world falls to pieces outside, you can feel uplifted by the magic unfolding on the silver screen. At least that's the idea. But Richard Linklater plunged us into reality instead for his latest movie, Before Midnight.