Richard Linklater’s 12 year spanning epic film Boyhood has been touted as the best film of the year by many critics for it’s authentic performances, uniquely compelling narrative and ambitious filmmaking process, all of which makes it a strong contender for the upcoming awards season. But as with anything that is so well regarded there are bound to be discerning opinions in order to incite challenging conversations or to shed light on lesser known films that often go unsung because they have been overshadowed by such a universally revered film. In the spirit of alternative programming Fandor presented a new video essay by Kevin B. Lee that spotlights ten films of the year that are ‘Better than Boyhood’ yet aren’t given as much attention. The video essay presents some interesting obscure and offbeat choices that may be worth a look.
Check out the video below: