Neil Middlemiss Boyhood Blu-ray Review (Criterion) Revisiting Boyhood, following my review of the first Paramount release (largely unchanged below), I am struck by the unassuming and understated power of this film. The natural feel and flow of the film, the non-traditional narrative, and the expressions of the world unchanged by our daily joys and failures as time move on unrelenting, provides for a rewarding and surprising experience. As I stated in my previous review, Director Richard Linklater’s Boyhood understands the antagonism of siblings and the uncertainties of youth, and though dramatically we watch a young boy deal with these uncertainties, what forms through the prism of imperfect parenting (is there any other kind?) is a view of love, loyalty, struggle and celebration. With the same actors reprising their roles from time to time over a 12 year period to bring about the unique experiences of growing up, the world we see around us as young boys and girls is openly explored and even fondly admired. [review] Read more.