Pinhole Movie Reviews

Boyhood by Thomas
September 21, 2014, 12:38 pm
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Instead of shooting another symbolic “coming of age” movie, what if we just take 12 years to shoot so that the child actors actually become young adults before our very eyes?  It’s a superb realism called reality, a pastiche of scenes from childhood that don’t necessarily have any meaning except that they add up to a life.  Plus the movie looks gorgeous, and it’s fun to revisit the artifacts of the “2000s” era. (the indie rock soundtrack, “Halo” on original Xbox, etc.)

I did think that the charm starts to suffer a bit once the boy in question is old enough to speak long, quizzical, Linklater-ish dialogue — but that’s just me.  Over all Linklater managed to push the boundaries of cinema while also making a poignant, very enjoyable movie.  An amazing achievement!  Required viewing.


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I guess Linklater is trying to show that movies don’t need to have a point? I disagree. Watchable.

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