Sydney Film Festival: Boyhood (2014)

When I was growing up, I used to imagine that I was the star in my own movie. That my adventures on the playground or walks home from school were shadowed by an unseen camera crew, recording my every experience for an enraptured audience. While the idea was ridiculous in its egotism – who would…

Slacker (1991)

Midway through Slacker’s loose collection of mostly-unrelated vignettes, a girl wanders into a dusty bookstore and idly peruses a paperback pertaining to JFK’s assassination.  As she flips through the pages, another customer sidles up to her and reveals himself as a classmate of hers (almost every character in Slacker is a university student), and discusses…