Thursday, August 28, 2014
The critics have gone batty over the Richard Linklater movie “Boyhood,” in which the director filmed the same actors for 12 years to tell the story of a boy as he grows from age 6 to 18. Words like “wondrous,” “visionary,” and “transporting” have been bandied about; the film has a 99-percent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. I’m leery of all this hyperbole, but you can check out the movie yourself at the Amherst Cinema.
ANOTHER GOOD BET
If there were a lifetime achievement award for local musicians, Ray Mason would surely be a top candidate, if not the hands-down winner. The venerable rocker, who has played in a host of bands over the years, including the Lonesome Brothers, has a solo show Aug. 9 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Thirsty Mind in South Hadley. No cover.