Synopsis: The life of a young man, Mason, from age 5 to age 18.
Release Date: July 11, 2014
Thoughts: Way, way, way up on my list of anticipated films of 2014 is Boyhood, director Richard Linklater’s 12 years in the making family drama that follows one boy from childhood to adulthood and all the growing pains along the way. Though I’m slightly leery at the presence of Patricia Arquette (never been a fan), I’m more comforted that Linklater’s old pal Ethan Hawke (The Purge) is along for the ride. As they showed in Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, and Before Midnight, the director and actor have good instincts together and their continued collaboration is welcome. It’s an ambitious project to be sure…but don’t forget that Michael Apted has been doing this in his groundbreaking Up series over the last four decades.