Audie Murphy made a lot of Westerns and his Top 3 are No Name on the Bullet, Ride Clear of Diablo and this.
Linklater puts all this time and effort, getting others to commit to his ambition. I feel bad that the final results get little more than a shrug from me. It's not the loose plot. Linklater's one of my favorite directors for capturing the immediate moment and not worrying about connecting the dots. He builds whole films around conversations and observations, of which there is plenty in Boyhood. My problem is that as Mason grows up, he becomes less interesting.
"Daddy dug the grave, sonny keeps digging!"
I feel I need to focus on telling you why you should see Mommy, but I'm not interested in persuading you when it would be so much more interesting to discuss what filmmaker Xavier Dolan is doing with this film. Take for example the aspect ratio, which is described as a perfect 1:1 box, though I found it to be taller than it is wide. Either way, it keeps a tight claustrophobic grip…