Eric went into this Five not sure what was going to happen and found himself going through a whole roller coaster of emotions. Austin and Eric go through the films they watched and discussed more of Richard Linklater’s fine work. Most importantly, since recording the Before Sunrise episode Eric has ignored Austin’s advice and quickly watched the rest of the set. So there are some spoilers on their mini-discussion of Before Sunset and Before Midnight. Also, enough of this quiet talking–it’s time for a radical new Five!
50 episodes. Well, 50 main episodes; there are so many bonus episodes. But it’s all about how you choose to depict time. Is it counting every second or is it about the important times you remember. We hit this milestone with Richard Linklater’s epic Boyhood. 13 years in the making as the crew kept returning to Texas to tell the next stage of this family’s life. Not in terms of all the big moment, but of the ones that really make a quiet impact. Join Austin and Eric as they see how the film works beyond the structure and what made certain scenes feel so emotional.
There were a ton of great films last year. SO MANY GREAT FILMS. I saw 135 films that came out in 2014 and I liked, in one degree or another, 97 of them. There are still a ton of them I would like to see that I’ve missed including The Blue Room, Calvary, Coherence, The French Minister, Get On Up, Happy Valley, The Inbetweeners 2, The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness, Life of Crime, Love is Strange, A Master Builder, Miss Meadows, The Missing Picture, A Most Violent Year, The Mule, Norte the End of History, Omar, Particle Fever, Showrunners, The Skeleton Twins, Space Station 76, The Strange Little Cat, The Unknown Known, Vic and Flo Saw a Bear, Wetlands, Why Don’t You Play in Hell? and Willow Creek.
Since I’m writing about so many films, I’m going to try to keep it brief until I get later in the list. I say that now…
Destruction seems like something that will be inherently cinematic, but not every film is able to pull off the emotional weight of it. By the end of this film, you’re really able to feel the impact of all the consequences that these characters had control of and the ones they didn’t.