Audiences might think they’ve seen this kind of coming-of-age story before. But they’ve never seen a film like “Boyhood,” which in the hands of writer-director Richard Linklater turns from classic cinematic portraiture into something epic, transcendent and monumental. Filmed for a few days every year over 12 years, “Boyhood” breaks open a brand new genre: a fictional drama contoured and shaped by reality; a lightly scripted ensemble piece executed by both professional and non-professional actors; an experiment in time, narrative and cinematic practice that utterly transforms the boundaries of what film can look like and feel like and achieve.
OK Go’s new song The Writing’s On the Wall is accompanied by this incredible new video, as has come to be expected from the band.
And the behind the scenes is a must see:
Moonrise Kingdom, Wes Anderson’s newest work, is cause for much anticipation.
Beginners is good.
So much of “Beginners” seems, looks, sounds, feels so hermetically perfect you may long for some air to blow, stir and even mess up its bright Los Angeles homes, the swanky old hotel where Anna stays and all these precious moments. Even so, the movie’s attractions are undeniable, including its narrative design, which seems more complex than it is, but is engaging to piece together. And the performers are charming, particularly Ms. Laurent and Mr. Plummer, with his killer eyes (still seducing after all these years) and a voice that echoes in your ears. Mr. McGregor, a consistently likable screen actor, pulls at your heart but didn’t win mine, partly because Mr. Mills has him tug too hard. Cosmo the dog tugged, too, and won it.
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The trailer for the new Tintin movie, The Secret Of The Unicorn is out and it looks great.