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Sunday, 27 July 2014

Boyhood (2014) - Dir. Richard Linklater

Richard Linklater’s Boyhood is an extraordinary film, both in its conception and its execution. In a world of ballooning budgets and opening weekend projections, a film like Boyhood shouldn’t exist, but thankfully it does and the end product is an endlessly fascinating and rewarding experience.
Boyhood follows Mason Jr (Ellar Coltrane) as he grows up in Texas with his elder sister Samantha (Lorelai Linklater) and his separated parents (Patricia Arquette and Ethan Hawke) over 12 years, from early childhood to the start of adulthood. Each year, Linklater filmed a short chapter of the story and has beautifully woven them together to form a unique take on boyhood.