Criterion showcases Richard Linklater’s longitudinal masterwork with a gorgeous HD transfer and an entire second Blu-ray’s worth of supplements.
The film is less a revisionist take on the circumstances of John Gotti’s 1992 indictment than a tedious love child of Bonnie and Clyde and Goodfellas.
Like Cake, Meadowland takes a slow, painfully close look at the effects of a parent losing a child.
Like the characters, the Tristan Patterson film’s exterior flash can’t conceal a glaring emptiness.
In dreams, too, Laura Dern wouldn’t also be passing through.
Richard Linklater’s film is an experiment in time, and one that’s attentive to the audience’s sense of empathy.
Boyhood proves Richard Linklater the nonpareil of carving out small moments of resounding truth in behaviors that are, for lack of any better phrase, made up.