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08.05.2014 | 135 days ago | Posted at 08:52 AM

Time Goes By from Toddler to Teenage

By David Luhrssen
  Writer-director Richard Linklater is fascinated by the passage of time and the inevitable changes time entails. His latest, Boyhood, is a highbred of two cinematic time studies, his own fictional “Before Sunrise” trilogy and British director Michael Apted’s “Up” documentaries on a group of children as they aged through the decades.  With Boyhood, Linklater...
Monday, Dec. 30, 2013

Looking Back on the Great and the Good

 I don’t call my picks of the year the “best,” but I do play favorites. To any critic compiling a “best-of” list, I demand: define “best.” Most can’t define anything at all, including their criteria for choosing the year’s top movies. I don’t pretend to know what’s best but I can measure the ability of films
Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013
 Though originally reported to be a remake of the 1972 film The Getaway, this story is anything but. In an effort to save his kidnapped wife, Brent Magna (Ethan Hawke) must get behind the wheel of a Shelby Mustang Super Snake and follow orders from a mysterious man (Jon Voight) who
Monday, June 10, 2013

Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy at the crossroads

 Jesse and Celine have been the favorite heartthrobs of the smart set since their
Thursday, June 6, 2013
Normal life paused a century ago in many places when the circus came to town. The performers trouped down Main Street in a cavalcade of wagons heavily carved and gilded. By the 1950s those rolling sculptures were