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08.05.2014 | | 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...
06.16.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By David Luhrssen
Are we formed by genetics or environment��that whole nature versus nurture thing��as the Alan Alda character in Flirting With Disaster might put it? The Miramax comedy, directed by David O. Russell (ThreeKings), was one of my Top 10 movies the year it was released, 1996. Watching it again on DVD for the first time since then, it has lost none of its eccentric spark. The disaster at the he...