A lot of people have been talking about the new movie Boyhood, which tells a simple story about a young boy growing up in a broken family. The main thing that people are talking about with this film isn’t the story itself, however, but rather the fact that it was shot over a twelve year period. The reason for this long production time was so that the main character Mason Jr., played by young actor Ellar Coltrane, could be seen growing from a very young age up through his high school graduation using the same actor. Obviously, there are huge risks involved with a process like this. What if the kid grows up to be a horrible actor? What if he dies? What if someone in the supporting cast dies? There are an innumerable amount of things that could have gone wrong during the production of this picture, making Boyhood one of the riskiest films ever made. Continue reading Boyhood Movie Review
To be honest, my knowledge of modern Bill Murray films is a bit lacking. I haven’t seen any of his collaborations with Wes Anderson save Moonrise Kingdom, and most of my knowledge of his work involves the classics such as Ghostbusters and his work on SNL. I’m trying to catch up on the Murray that I’ve missed in the last few years, and since 2005’s Broken Flowers was on Netflix, I thought that I’d try it out. Continue reading Broken Flowers Movie Review
When I first heard about the movie “Her”, I thought that it seemed like the kind of film that would play into the juvenile humor that you would expect from such a movie. The concept of a man dating his OS brings all sorts of images to mind. I was sure that there would be some sort of joke involving the phone’s vibrating feature, and I was certainly expecting some sort of scene where the main character looks up naughty images while talking to his AI companion. I also thought that there might be some sort of ridiculous message in the film involving all of the other characters being disgusted at the thought of this man dating his OS, while they should really just accept him for who he is.
Of course, I was completely wrong. Continue reading Her Movie Review