Some quick impressions about “BOYHOOD”

- the durational ground it’s breaking is, I have to assume, what’s blowing people’s mind (“wow! his voice just changed! did you hear that?!”)

- early 2000s nostalgia (polo shirts & a pre-tween doing an a cappella ”oops I did it again”)

- meanwhile I’m just lamenting the industry domestication of Patricia Arquette

- so I guess if a movie is called Boyhood, the screenwriter/director gets a pass go and collect $200 pass to sidestep the sister’s character entirely (meanwhile Mom, Dad—even step moms & step dads—experience development that is AT ALL notable)

- **even Ernesto, the plumber who Patricia Arquette tells should get an education, has seemingly had more happen to him by closing credits than the older sister, Samantha

- *eyes roll to back of head*

- PS: Ernesto told the kids their mom “is a smart lady” and that “they should listen to her” — Linklater just had to slip in a little male co-sign for a woman with her Master’s degree and a job at a college

- what would a movie called Girlhood be?

- not without some classic Linklater diatribes about people being ants in a colony, some pillow-y anti-conformist blather that is spoken but not enacted (mostly through The Boy, Mason)

- women characters: single moms, female social worker who accompanies Mom to abusive step-dad’s house to apprehend her children, bible-thumping new wifey of Ethan Hawke, bible-thumping grandma who smiles when all the younger people play guitar, casually polished teen gals who sidle up to Mason the shy nerd

- men characters: estranged (then a little less estranged) dad with sexy car; tequila-loving pscyhology professor who plays golf and treats his kids like inmates and then smashes wife’s head into wall; army guy with a seemingly kind approach for international conflict but then who cuts deep with some daddy issue comments to The Boy; football-coach-type photography teacher who gives locker-room-type pep talk to The Boy in the dark room; bible-thumping grandpa who gifts a hunting weapon to the boy for his birthday; “senior” boys (perhaps the worst acting in the whole film) who camp out in a squatter house with 8th graders and almost-encyclopaedically tap on every trope that could be sucked from that scenario: teasing them about being virginal, peer pressuring the smallest one into drinking a beer, making an exhibition of their strength (breaking boards with fists), pretending for a few secs that they have “some whores” coming over, calling the younger ones every bro-insult synonymous with something as hideous as “cunt knuckle”

- is this… AMERICA?

- well, it’s certainly only one kind of “boyhood”

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from Minnie and Moskowitz (Cassavetes, 1971)

from Minnie and Moskowitz (Cassavetes, 1971)

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From BUT WE LOVED HER - Ursula Mayer at 21er Haus (Dec ‘13-Jan ‘14)

From BUT WE LOVED HER - Ursula Mayer at 21er Haus (Dec ‘13-Jan ‘14)

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"Love is so short, forgetting is so long."

Tonight I can write by Pablo Neruda
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Why I adore the night, by Jeanette Winterson 

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"It doesn’t matter whether you are in the city or the country, as long as you can control your own little pod. Make it a weekend, get in plenty of candles, and lay the fire if you have one. Prepare dinner ahead, and plan a walk so that you will be heading for home in that lovely liminal time where…

In the day the inward eye is blindClytemnestra (in Aeschylus’s Oresteia)

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 ॐ cyberspace princess ॐ

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Gasthof (2004) by Peter Doig

Gasthof (2004) by Peter Doig

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young healthcare worker with some feelings

young healthcare worker with some feelings

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