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Boyhood is a 2014 American coming-of-age drama film, written and directed by Richard Linklater, and starring Patricia Arquette,Ellar Coltrane, Lorelei Linklater, and Ethan Hawke. Shot intermittently over the course of a 12-year period from 2002 to 2014,Boyhood depicts the adolescence of Mason Evans, Jr. 730 more words



When I step back and think about Thumbsucker, I’m inclined to agree with the bulk of the reviews I read that it’s a fairly good token of the indie, troubled teen, coming of age dramedy type. 642 more words


'Boyhood' is Overrated and Not Worth Your Time

To the people who loved Boyhood, you’re probably gasping for breath when you read the title of this new blog post.

So yes. I feel… 974 more words

Film Review

Our Song

I’ve certainly seen my share of “coming of age” and “troubled teen” indies since I started writing these pieces about movies.

I’d say in quality… 681 more words


Dallas 362

Although Dallas 362 has at least a couple of recognizable names in the cast, including Jeff Goldblum, it very much has the feel of an indie, even a fairly low budget indie. 426 more words


Water Lilies [subtitled]

I read multiple reviews of the French film Water Lilies that expressed concern or disapproval that it “smacks of child pornography,” “veers uncomfortably close to child pornography,” etc. 960 more words



I really don’t know that I ever got a good grasp of the Australian film Somersault.

As is not unusual for an independent film, it doesn’t make everything obvious. 1,595 more words