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Is Linklater's 'Boyhood' the Most Radically Inventive Film Experience of the Year? (CLIP)

Richard Linklater's new film "Boyhood," at almost three hours, overflows with beauty, truth, ingenuity, humanity and tenderness, and it firmly places the director in the pantheon of cinema's great auteurs. The entire early life of Mason (newcomer Ellar Coltrane), through childhood and into his first day of college, is compressed into an intimate epic as fresh and thrillingly alive as Francois Truffaut's Antoine Doinel, who was chiseled in five discrete films beginning with "The 400 Blows." "Boyhood" is just as revolutionary.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • July 9, 2014 4:14 PM
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Linklater on Unique Time Travel Fiction 'Boyhood,' with Coltrane, Hawke & Arquette EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

How often do we get to see a movie that is utterly unlike anything we have ever seen before? It is rare. For his entire career, from the start with his Sundance breakout "Slackers" in 1991, Austin filmmaker Richard Linklater has worked outside the box. I interview Linklater as well as Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette and Ellar Coltrane in this exclusive interview video.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 5, 2014 6:58 AM
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SCREEN TALK EPISODE 2: 'Boyhood,' 'Jersey Boys,' Telluride vs. Toronto Clash & More

New York's Indiewire critic Eric Kohn and I hit Skype again to debate movies seen and still to come. We both adore Richard Linklater's "Boyhood," which didn't make Indiewire's mid-year critics' poll (TOH's picks are here) because it hasn't been released yet. Is it a Best Picture Oscar contender? I think so, but Eric isn't sure.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • June 20, 2014 6:33 PM
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Linklater's 'Boyhood' Sweeps Seattle International Film Festival Audience Awards

Nearly 90,000 audience ballots were submitted for the Seattle International Film Festival's Golden Space Needle audience awards in five categories, which were swept handily by Richard Linklater's epic "Boyhood." It won Best Film, Director, and Actress (Patricia Arquette).
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • June 10, 2014 7:39 AM
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WATCH: First Trailer for Richard Linklater's 'Boyhood'

A lovely new trailer has arrived for Richard Linklater's award-winning festival favorite "Boyhood." Shot over short periods from 2002 to 2013 with the same four actors -- Ethan Hawke, Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette and Lorelei Linklater -- the film spans the emotional journey of a family over the course of 12 years, and through the eyes of the young son Mason (Coltrane).
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 25, 2014 12:08 PM
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Check Out This Stunning New Poster for Richard Linklater's 'Boyhood'

Richard Linklater's award-winning festival favorite "Boyhood" has a dreamy new poster.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 11, 2014 12:57 PM
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Here's the Lineup for the 2014 San Francisco International Film Festival

The 57th San Francisco International Film Festival has revealed its lineup for the 2014 fest, set to kick off April 24 and run through May 8.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 1, 2014 1:58 PM
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Linklater's 'Boyhood' Gets an IFC Summer Release; Will That Hurt Its Oscar Chances?

After some debate about how to release fest hit "Boyhood," Richard Linklater's unique portrait of a boy's life, the film's backer, IFM Films, will take it out July 11th.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • March 28, 2014 2:23 PM
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SXSW Review: Linklater's 'Boyhood' a Slice of American Pie as We've Never Tasted Before

Sometimes you want to say, simply, go see this movie, and leave it at that. Richard Linklater's "Boyhood," which debuted at Sundance and won two Berlinale prizes, is such a film. Now headed for SXSW, it's ingenious: Shot over the course of 12 years using the same actors -- Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette as the estranged and then divorced parents of a girl, Samantha (Linklater's own daughter Lorelei), and the eponymous boy, Mason (Ellar Coltrane) -- "Boyhood" follows the family through many ups and downs.
  • By Tom Christie
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  • March 7, 2014 1:27 PM
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Diane Ladd Will Star in 'I Dream Too Much,' from Executive Producer Richard Linklater

Three-time Academy Award nominee Diane Ladd and newcomer Eden Brolin have been cast in writer/director Katie Cokinos' debut film "I Dream Too Much." An independent feature film about a imaginative recent college grad who finds herself caring for her formidable Great Aunt in snowy upstate New York, the dramedy will also star "Orange Is The New Black"'s Danielle Brooks.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • February 26, 2014 3:01 PM
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