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OSCARS WEEK: My Final Predictions

We have some real races this year! I’m waffling on a few categories, but this is my final ballot. 1. Best Picture Will win: Many are predicting Birdman to best Boyhood. The Boyhood momentum has dwindled, but with its recent BAFTA win, there’s still love out there. Let’s go with Boyhood! Should win: Today, I’ll say Birdman. Tomorrow, I might say Selma. 2. Director […]

BOYHOOD

Boyhood is about nothing but passing time. A friend thought (correctly) nothing interesting happens to the lead boy, Mason, as he grows up. I suspect that’s what director Richard Linklater wanted, filming for a week every summer over twelve years. Boyhood adds together the mundane fragments of our memories when they actually happened. This is how Ellar Coltrane, playing Mason, actually looked every […]