My Life in Cinema

Timothy Patrick Boyer goes to the movies.

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Richard Linklater’s Dazed and Confused - No other film in the history of cinema has so accurately and honestly portrayed the youth of America. Linklater taps into the timeless core of the American teenager, exploring the boredom, restlessness, recklessness and cynicism that come with the realization that the American dream is farther from our grasps than promised; the realization that the future is now… and it kind of sucks.

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Richard Linklater’s Dazed and Confused - No other film in the history of cinema has so accurately and honestly portrayed the youth of America. Linklater taps into the timeless core of the American teenager, exploring the boredom, restlessness, recklessness and cynicism that come with the realization that the American dream is farther from our grasps than promised; the realization that the future is now… and it kind of sucks.

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My Week in Reviews: July 18, 2014

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (Matt Reeves, 2014)

The opening moments say it all… if this film doesn’t win an Academy Award for Best Visual Effects, then whoever does win paid a lot of money for it.

Other than that, this was a fantastic sequel to 2011’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Including a well-written, effective story, the aforementioned effects (which are ridiculously breathtaking), and a shot atop a tank that’s probably one of my three favorite shots of the year so far. - 9.5/10

The Freshman (Fred Newmeyer, Sam Taylor, 1925)

My second Harold Lloyd film… nowhere near as good as Safety Last!, and with at least twice as many (extremely) unlikable characters. There are some fantastic scenes here, but as a whole it just fell flat for me. - 4.5/10

Enjoy!

-Timothy Patrick Boyer.

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My Week in Reviews: 7.11.14

Life Itself (Steve James, 2014)

Growing up, I’d always rent a movie if it had these three words on the box: “Two Thumbs Up!” I knew back then that those words meant Roger Ebert found something of merit in the movie. I know now that that’s a bad way to rent movies, sure, but that’s the kind of faith I had in him. He’s one of the major reasons I ever wanted to get into film criticism (second to my love of cinema, and maybe my love of forcing my opinion down other people’s throats), and was the critic I put the most trust in, right on through his passing. I was hit hard when he passed… and so was film criticism in general. He’ll always be remembered, by myself and countless others. And because of this film, he’ll also always be known. A perfect portrait of the man who helped change the way we talk about movies. - 10/10

Enjoy!

-Timothy Patrick Boyer.

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My Week in Reviews: July 4, 2014

Only Lovers Left Alive (Jim Jarmusch, 2014)

Jim Jarmusch does vampires… that’s all I needed to hear. It’s exactly what you’d expect from a Jim Jarmusch vampire film. Tom Hiddleston and Tilda Swinton deliver powerhouse performances, but Mia Wasikowska steals every second of screen time she has. This very well may be my new favorite Jarmusch… Sorry Ghost Dog. - 10/10

They Came Together (David Wain, 2014)

Well, it’s no Wet Hot American Summer… not even close. Still pretty damn funny, though… even if it does go a little (a lot… a lot a lot) overboard. - 5.5/10

Enjoy!

-Timothy Patrick Boyer.

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