Quando comecei a assistir mais filmes eu precisava de um caminho pra seguir e caí de cabeça em um monte…
Everything's better with maturity
We meet Jesse and Celine nine years on in Greece. Almost two decades have passed since their first meeting on that train bound for Vienna.
Whilst Before Midnight, the concluding chapter (or is it?) in Jesse and Celine’s decades spanning romantic saga, is as insightful, intimate and articulate as the preceding installments it proves to be quite a different experience. Gone is the hopefulness of youth and in its place is the pragmatism of adult life as the fairy tale couple come to terms with the reality of their relationship.
Richard Linklater’s Before… series is one of the finest relationship dramas in all of cinema. Spanning twenty years and some of Europe’s most beautiful cities, the trilogy has emotionally grown with the characters and audience. Whilst both Before Sunrise, and to a lesser extent, Before Sunset, were built on the optimism of a what-if fantasy,…
The Good: Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy deliver the finest performances of their careers; absolutely Oscar-worthy stuff. Top-notch screenplay. Perfect balance of romance, drama, and comedy. Rapid-fire laughs; more hilarious than the previous two films combined. Quotes galore: "You are the fucking mayor of crazy town." "The upside to being over 35 is you don't get raped as much." "Kissy, kissy. Titty, titty. Pussy..." The impressive long take of the car ride from the airport. Jesse and Celine's conversation with their friends at the lunch table. Celine's lab rat impression. Celine's bimbo act. The walk to the hotel. The epic quarrel in the…
"Its still there. Its still there. Is still there. Its gone..."
Jesse and Celine are sitting at a little bistro table next to each other while staring out at the sun setting behind a hill in southern Greece. They are at a nice little place by the waterside and there are torches lit, and quiet conversations going on in the background. You can almost feel the warm breeze and taste the oceanic air. They are both staring at the setting sun and Celine is commenting on how its still there, still there, and then its gone below the hill. Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy's age lined faces are now cast in shadow and a slight frown appears on both of…
Sunny Sunday symphony
Sands seeping slowly
Slowly suddenly swiftly
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Before Midnight might just be the best film in the Before trilogy. Darker, more raw, more tender, more emotional (if that's even possible), and more heartfelt; Before Midnight is a perfect combination of all of Linklater's talents, and this film couldn't be more special.
What I loved most about this installment is that the arc that our favorite characters take is much more devastating and drastic than you could possibly imagine. Before my viewing, I heard a lot about this film being depressing or dreary. Sure, that is true, but what we also have is a film that is honest and truthful, no matter the situation.
Almost every scene in this film is gold. The opening conversation with Jesse's son.…
I saw this at a Press & Industry screening at Sundance. About a half hour before the screening, an executive from a studio showed up. Someone in line asked if he was attached to the film in any way and he said, "No, I'm just here as a fan."
It was that kind of screening.
It's probably impossible for me to have hated this movie. They would have had to spectacularly fuck it up, and there's no reason why they would. They're too smart and it's not like this is a sequel to a film that made $100M.
At the screening, the audience was rapt. People were tearing up before the credits were done. By the end, nearly everyone was.
i don't know if love is dead or not
''Like sunlight, sunset, we appear, we disappear. We are so important to some, but we are just passing through.''
See review of Before Sunrise for details.
The follow-up of Before Sunrise and Before Sunset. Another nine years into the future with these two characters. As the title suggests, this is where things get a bit darker. Nine years can do a lot to someone, let alone to these forty-somethings who are still coming to grips with their life choices, both good and bad.
While I'll watch anything with either of these actors in it, I feel Before Sunset was the better movie. But knowing Linklater, I might prefer Before Midnight when I'm approaching the age of 40 myself.
Linklater, me aburres.
The third and least necessary installment of the trilogy. This one was hard for me to get through at parts. It's too long, the supporting cast frankly isn't very good, and the dialogue has taken a big step down from the previous films. In spite of some stabs at self-awareness, the movie/Jesse railroad Celine into being the shrill harpy who gets uncharacteristically unreasonable ere the end, in a way that did not feel particularly honest, but more in a contrived effort to get these two characters to hash out every single issue in their lives and marriage in the space of a single thirty-minute fight. The previous two films were structured in a way that forced the characters to spill…
Remember actually trying?
Convinced now this might be the longer, more ambitious best of the three.
my least favorite, but that doesn't mean i didn't like it. it was another great film, with beautiful and emotional dialogues. only this time i had a beautiful and painful experience.
i'm in love with the trilogy and it became one of my favorite things.
love is a SCAM and does NOT EXIST