Stars: Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke
Synopsis: The life of a young man, Mason, from age 5 to age 18.
Like the best fiction movies that have ever been made, Boyhood is up there with the best. It conveys subjects that are inviting and relives this family's upbringing. It plays like a photo album, a time capsule. It's soulful, warm and incredibly insightful. Boyhood shines and rises above the experimental tag that could easily be placed upon its head. Boyhood is attentive to its narrative and its audience. Not many movies can boost such pure performances. — James Arthur Armstrong