Dazed and Confused ★★★★½

Side-stepping the excessive amount of time dedicated to showing older boys pursuing and paddling younger boys, Dazed And Confused is one of those rare period piece films that uses its past to invoke something timeless. Here it's the meandering summer of youth, when there's no where to go and nothing to do but try to have the best night you can with your friends. What I really like is that nothing extraordinary happens: There's no big life moments, just lots and lots of small moments that form the memories of a meandering summer night. Linklater is a master at evoking the feeling of memory and nostalgia, and he did it here for me.