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  • Before Midnight

    Before Midnight

    ★★★★★

    Woooow. What a journey and what a satisfying ending. The way words and images echo and circle back on each other in Midnight is such a joy. This one is refreshing in the comfortability between Jesse and Céline, while also still having these moments of realization and surprise. And words cut DEEP here, yet even in the anger there’s a level of understanding. These films captured something so real and beautiful and in such a way that I’ve never experienced before. I’ll be returning to the Before films many times in my life.

  • Before Sunset

    Before Sunset

    ★★★★★

    What I’m loving about the dialogue in the Before Trilogy so far is that there are really no “tonal shifts”. It flows from moments of deep pain to Jesse and Céline joking about those moments of vulnerability. Which is so real.

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  • Before Sunrise

    Before Sunrise

    ★★★★★

    Finally watching the Before Trilogy. I could watch hours of this. The dialogue is so interesting and real, and I’m already in love with these characters.

  • The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)

    The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)

    ★★★★★

    I feel like I can only just start to understand the emotions this film brings to the surface, but it hit me hard. I imagine this will be one I’ll return to as an adult and be moved in a totally different way. And man was it funny for all the delicate pain and relationships it deals with. Plus that Randy Newman score. PLUS the editing.