The brilliance of cinema is that there is something out there for everyone. Needing a good laugh? I’ll find you a film. Wanting a good love story? I’ll find you a film, just not Twilight. Fancy a film that’s going to keep you on the edge of your seat, and get the adrenaline pumping? I’ll find you a film, and that film is Everest.
Nowadays, when I sit down to a sports related film, I need something that’s going to make my jaw drop; something that’s gonna give me goosebumps; something truly brilliant. It’s no surprise that this is hard to achieve, but not impossible. What I’m saying is Southpaw made my jaw drop, to an extent.
How can I introduce Boyhood? I could compare it to other films, or think of a witty introductory comment. But when it comes to Boyhood, this is unnecessary. It is incomparable.