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WHEN I WAS

Boyhood, Richard Linklater

One of the films I look forward to most this summer: Richard Linklater’s Boyhood. While the title draws multiple definitions only similar in abstraction, Linklater–the versatile, the skillful, and just shy of master-status–manages to distill that bittersweet expanse of time in this massive work. Capturing twelve years in narrative through the aging cast, the film is also a homage to 35 mm film. The right medium–the film plays with a sensitivity to light and color  that renders limpid presentness for the viewer yet has ironically become associated with a passing generation of cinema.

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