'Boyhood,' 'Wish I Was Here' and 'Snowpiercer' Lead Our Film Review Roundup

'Boyhood,' 'Wish I Was Here' and 'Snowpiercer' Lead Our Film Review Roundup
The weekend is so close, we can taste it, so join us in celebrating the end of another workweek with our film review roundup. Every Friday we compile all of our need-to-know film reviews, so that you can get the details on all the movies playing at your local cinema. Sit back, pop some popcorn and make some room for a trip to the movies this weekend — our film review roundup will help you decide what will be your next "feature presentation."

Leading our roundup today is Richard Linklater's massive 12-year effort Boyhood. Watch the dedicated cast grow and change over 12 years of filming. It's an enlightening and unique perspective on growing up and the fleeting impermanence of youth. Paired with an up-and-coming cast and stellar musical selections, this is a film you won't want to overlook. Find our review at the link above.

Zach Braff has returned to the director's chair with a follow-up to his warm and fuzzy rom-com Garden State. Wish I Was Here is produced in the same vein — it's a heartwarming tale of dysfunction, loss and love. Read our review to learn all the sappy, sentimental details.

Don't get your hopes up for our next film — The Purge: Anarchy shouldn't be taken too seriously. Much like its predecessor, it provides cheap thrills and it's far from a culturally enriching piece of cinematic art. Read our review to see if it's worth buying a ticket to.

This week's closer is Bong Joon-ho's grim, dystopian warning against climate change. Snowpiercer is filled with chilling scenery, social commentary and a not-so-concealed political message. Take a look at our review to learn more.

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