2014: #1 Boyhood


Directed by: Richard Linklater
Written by: Richard Linklater
Starring: Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Lorelei Linklater, and Ethan Hawke
Distributer: IFC Films
Country: USA
Language: English
Rating: R
Running Time: 165 Minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Date released: 7/11/2014
Date seen: 7/19/2014
Worldwide Box Office Gross: $44.3 Million
# of Oscar nominations: 6 (Picture, Director, Original Screenplay, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress, Editing)
# of Golden Stake Nominations: 6 (Source Music, Editing, Soundtrack, Supporting Actress, Supporting Actor, and Original Screenplay)
# of Golden Stakes Won: 4 (Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress, Editing, Soundtrack)

Yeah, I know, not a big surprise.  When I first saw Boyhood I knew I’d seen an amazing movie but I did think there was room for something else to usurp it at the top spot.  That never really happened though and frankly I feel like the movie has only really gone up in my estimation since then.  You come to the movie to witness the impressive audacity of someone making a movie over the course of twelve years but you stay for the movie’s incredible ability to pick out the little moments in life that don’t seem momentous but which still stick with you for some unexplainable reason.  The whole film is remarkable for its ability to pick a very specific and unique rhythm and stick to it in spite of an endless number of incorrect avenues that the film could have gone down. It’s a remarkable miracle of a movie.
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