Everybody Wants Some!! (2016)

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WARNING: this review will contain a whole load of Richard Linklater loving, and if you ain’t down for that you should move along. Everybody Wants Some!! is the latest work from a man who over the course of thirty years has produced films as diverse as Boyhood and School of Rock. However, in among those vastly different films, there are themes that pop up time after time and the same goes for Everybody Wants Some!! Themes of growing up, love and philosophy that Linklater seems naturally drawn to.

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Hitchcock/Truffaut (2016)

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The idea of Alfred Hitchcock as anything but a master of cinema is foreign to film lovers in 2016. And yet once upon a time, the Master of Suspense was looked down upon as a mere ‘entertainer’. A big moment in changing that perception was the publishing of Hitchcock/Truffaut, a book that saw François Truffaut chart his conversations with Hitchcock as they explored his filmography and has since become a guide to filmmakers the world over.

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Boyhood and Plot

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Plot is a pretty important thing in the movies.  Not just movies really.  Books, games and even some music all relies on the idea of a story.  It is something that it is hard to go without.  Yet this week I saw what is probably my movie of the year and if you asked me to describe the plot I think I would seriously struggle.  The answer, it is just life, just make me sound like a pretentious arse (which I may well be, but I should at least try and hide it).  Yet if you ask me to describe Richard Linklater’s Boyhood in any other way, I really struggle.  Because it is just life man.

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