Boyhood

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Michael Apted: a vital and dignified director who understood how class shapes us all
Apted made his name with the brilliant Up TV series that examined people’s lives every seven years, before going on to become a film-maker of distinction, whose influence cannot be overstated

Peter Bradshaw

08, Jan, 2021 @10:31 PM

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Ethan Hawke on regrets, race and surviving Hollywood: 'River Phoenix was a big lesson to me’
Hawke could have been a superstar to rival Leonardo DiCaprio or Matt Damon. But, as he turns 50, the actor is thinking more about the dangers he avoided than the opportunities he turned down

Hadley Freeman

16, Nov, 2020 @6:00 AM

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The top 10 long-awaited films –  ranked!
Following substantial delays, anticipation is sky-high for Tenet and the new Bond, No Time to Die. But from Eraserhead to The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, plenty of movies have made their audiences wait

Ryan Gilbey

20, Aug, 2020 @11:00 AM

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The 100 best films of the 21st century
Gangsters, superheroes, schoolkids, lovers, slaves, peasants, techies, Tenenbaums and freefalling astronauts – they’re all here in our countdown of cinema’s best movies since 2000

Peter Bradshaw, Cath Clarke, Andrew Pulver and Catherine Shoard

13, Sep, 2019 @5:00 AM

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Why millennial stories are saving Hollywood
After decades of an older generation portraying the age-group inaccurately, a new wave of auteurs are shaking up the film industry

Steve Rose

20, Jul, 2019 @9:00 AM

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Act your age: teens put the sheen on films about growing up
Like Eighth Grade, Boyhood and the new comedy Good Boys, the most authentic coming-of-age movies feature casts still in the throes of adolescence

Jemima Skala

24, Jun, 2019 @12:13 PM

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How the coming-of-age film came of age with Boyhood
Its portrait of a young man is gripping – but the heart of the film is assigned to Patricia Arquette’s long-suffering mother

Peter Bradshaw

02, May, 2018 @9:00 AM

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From Boyhood to Get Out – why the 2010s is my favourite film decade
The last seven years has given us career bests from visionary veterans and a horde of hungry up-and-comers ready to drag Hollywood into modernity. The death of cinema? We’ve never had it so good

Cath Clarke

29, Mar, 2018 @5:30 AM

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A must-read book? Go on, make me
Faced with rave reviews of musicals, films, books and plays, why does Oliver Burkeman run a mile?

Oliver Burkeman

24, Jun, 2016 @2:00 PM

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Everybody Wants Some!! review – jocks away
The muscle-bound freshmen of Richard Linklater’s joyful 80s campus movie reveal occasional complexity

Wendy Ide

15, May, 2016 @7:00 AM

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Richard Linklater: ‘Someone’s living back there, and he’s murdered somebody’
As his lodger is re-convicted for murder, the director talks about the Texan justice system, the art of storytelling – and why he’ll always be a slacker at heart

Simon Hattenstone

30, Apr, 2016 @8:00 AM

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Readers suggest the 10 best Oscar snubs
Last week we brought you our pick of the 10 best Oscar snubs. Here you suggest what other films should have taken the prize

Observer readers

03, Mar, 2016 @12:00 PM

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