It’s a showcase for Linklater’s genius at arranging people in space, his infallible ear for vernacular dialogue and the kinds of natural rhythmic grooves into which he gets his movies to fall. But it’s also more intriguing than its predecessor, Boyhood, precisely because its characters don’t grow or mature like that film’s protagonist was supposed to. Boyhood looked ahead to its hero’s bright future; by the end of Everybody Wants Some!!, the boys’ energies are already starting to burn down.
January 03, 2017