Boyhood: The Last of Its Kind

July 23, 2014 4:22 PM

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Boyhood, Richard Linklater's latest brainchild, is an epic, beautiful, and poignant film. It was shot over 12 years using the same actor, Ellar Coltrane, from age 6 to 18 and while the film has been getting a lot of attention for its grand time frame, its perhaps most notable for its timeliness.

Richard Linklater is no stranger to films that straddle fiction and reality. His 2011 film, Bernie, is based on the true story of Bernie Tiede, an assistant funeral director in Carthage, a small Texas town, who commits a murder. The film features testimonials from actual people from Carthage who kne...

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