Richard Linklater's drama about a young boy growing into manhood is also a film about the fleeting nature of existence.
My father died unexpectedly the first week of April, three days before I was scheduled to leave for the Conference on World Affairs. The day before I left, my dog Frances surreptitiously ate two containers of dog treats in my parents' garage and nearly exploded, but after an emergency trip to the vet she's now OK (and seven pounds lighter). At my mom's insistence I went to Boulder (with "Chinatown") and then we had the reception for my dad at their house (there was no funeral or memorial service -- he didn't want 'em) when I got back. Two days after that, it was off to Ebertfest, where I was greatly heartened to see Roger Ebert in such high spirits. So, that's what's been going on. Hope to get back to posting regularly now...
A review of "Extant" and "Hemlock Grove."
"LIFE ITSELF" DEBUTS AT #1 IN SPECIALTY BOX OFFICE
A look at the cinematic and political history that resulted in Bong Joon-Ho's "Snowpiercer."