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Kenneth Turan takes a critic's lonely stand on 'Boyhood'
Kenneth Turan takes a critic's lonely stand on 'Boyhood'

If you do it right, film criticism is a lonely job. But some films make it lonelier than others. Films like "Boyhood." For just about every other critic in America, "Boyhood" has been the opposite experience, a chance to join in an unprecedented chorus of shared exultation about a film written and directed over the course of a dozen years by Richard Linklater that used the same group of actors to watch as a boy named Mason grows from a child of 6 to a young man of 18. The New York Times called it "one of the most extraordinary movies of the 21st century." Film Comment labeled it "wondrous" and put it on its cover. The authoritative Thompson on...

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