Before Sunrise

A young man and woman meet on a train in Europe, and wind up spending one evening together in Vienna. Unfortunately, both know that this will probably be their only night together.

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If every film had a gimmicky sociology experiment agenda, the medium would be most unenjoyable. But Linklater’s ability to tell stories very much based in real life does not grow stale for me, especially against the backdrop of formulaic 21st century romance. Continue reading “Before Sunrise”

Boyhood

The life of Mason, from early childhood to his arrival at college.

I really wanted to dislike Boyhood. To me, it had been carried into distinction solely by its gimmick: a film that took twelve years to make, with a consistent cast that ages right before the audience’s eyes. Continue reading “Boyhood”