Richard Linklater Directs New Ad Calling Out Cruz’s Burger Preferences By David Taintor | October 15, 2018 1:14 p.m. JOIN TPM FOR JUST $1 A new ad directed by Richard Linklater, the Hollywood director behind “Boyhood” and “Dazed and Confused,” calls out Ted Cruz for his preference for White Castle hamburgers. David Taintor is a New York-based senior editor who oversees breaking news coverage. He previously worked at NBC News. Have a tip? Send it Here!