The Studio Executive: Birdman tried to be something that it wasn’t, and it was all style to get there. Grand Budapest is all style, but what it tried to be, it absolutely was: a great story with romance, fun, and entertainment.
The Actor: What’s extraordinary about Boyhood is the hidden player in this drama—time—and how it plays on all the characters. I’ve never seen it before. It’s unbelievable. Subtle and earth-shattering at the same time.