Recommended by Tanya Scoon
For something a bit out of the ordinary, Boyhood is a great concept for a film.
Released last year, it’s the tale of Mason Evans junior filmed every year from the age of 6 to 18, from 2002 to 2014.
Director Richard Linklater began his film with only a basic premise and an incomplete script, started at the end, and developed along the way.
It tells the tale of Mason, played by Ellar Coltrane, growing up in Texas with an older sister and divorced parents, portraying his daily struggles and emotions when faced with his mother’s various partners and other life experiences.
The film was nominated for five Golden Globe Awards and six Oscars, including best supporting actress for Patricia Arquette as Mason’s mother, and it won the Best Motion Picture award.
Great character portrayals and interaction, with lots of ad lib scripting makes this a believable and touching coming-of-age film which thoroughly deserves all the critics’ plaudits and award nominations.