Paterson ★★★★½

Second viewing, pretty crazy about this film now. I think seeing it out of the festival setting really helped me adjust to its peculiar rthythm, pacing and narrative straght-forwardness (although there are enough mis-directs to keep things from ever becoming stale). Mostly, I just got to luxuriate in this movie, like a soothing, warm bath. I got to watch the way Adam Driver walks, he's a great walker. I got to see the old, deteriorating brick buildings. Listen to the terrific score by SQÜRL, which is a sonic blanket. This is a film that seems like it only offers small pleasures, but it's such a lovely space to inhabit for a couple hours that it helps to numb you from the pain that has been this horrible year.

82/100